2. The service (2013)

contact: marco.morelli(-at-)flyby.it

Introduction: objective of the service

The service S2 is divided into two sub-services both dedicated to CSP plants: the first sub-service is called “CSP-Planner”, while the other one is called “CSP-Controller”.

The CSP-Planner sub-service offers support to identify the best site where to install a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, to configure the plant optimally and to estimate the profitability of the investment.

The CSP-Controller instead provides the capability to monitor in near real time the performances of an existing CSP plant. 

Both the services exploit EO satellite based data and in-situ data. Products are delivered on the web using also GIS technology. Access to the service is allowed in a secure way. At the moment only parabolic-trough CSP plants are considered and the service covers only Italy (as planned in the ENDORSE DoW).

The service is currently being developed also for other countries outside Italy (Qatar and northern Africa countries) and for other types of CSPs (e.g. Fresnel CSPs).

Two demonstrators for the service S2

In June 2013, two demonstrators were available online: one website for the CSP-Planner sub-service and another website for the CSP-Controller sub-service.

1. CSP-Planner: http://csp-planner.solarsat.eu/i-EM/Login.aspx

Access the demo version of this service using:
user: user
password: Ersim_2011
Or download the descriptive flyer

Fig. 1: Step 1 of the CSP-Planner interface Fig. 2: Step 2 of the CSP-Planner interface
Fig. 3: Step 3 of the CSP-Planner interface Fig. 4: Step 4 of the CSP-Planner interface

2. CSP-Controller: http://pvcontroller2.solarsat.eu/CSPController/Login.aspx

Access the demo version of this service using:
user: csp_user
password: Ersim_2011
Or download the descriptive flyer

Fig. 5 : interface of the CSP-Controller