Domingos Barbosa , Paulo Andre , Tiago Paixao , Arnold van Ardenne , Dion Kant , Nico Ebbendorf , Luis Saturnino Gonzalez , Diego Rubio , Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro , Emilio Garcia , Irene Calama , Francisco Caballero , Per Eskilson , Lars Gustavsson , Conny Anderson , Jonah Lindh , Reinhard Keller , Manuel Silva Perez , Gonzalo Lobo , Valeriano Ruiz , Javier Pino , Luis Valverde , Carsten Holze , Daniel Isaza , Rik Misseeeuw , Norbert Pfanner , Alexandre Schies , Jukka T. Konttinen , The Biostirling Consortium
08 December 2017
The BIOSTIRLING - 4SKA (B4S) is a EU demonstration project dealing with the implementation of a cost-effective and efficient new generation of solar dish-Stirling plants based on hybridization and efficient storage at the industrial scale. The main goal of the B4S demonstration project is the generation of electric power using simultaneously solar power and gas to supply an isolated system and act as a scalable example of potential power supply for many infrastructures, including future sustainable large scientific infrastructures. B4S build an interdisciplinary approach to address reliability, maintainability and costs of this technology. In April 2017, B4S successfully tested in Portugal the first world Stirling hybrid system providing about 4kW of power to a phased array of antennas, overcoming challenges in Stirling and hybridization and smartgrid technologies. B4SKA Consortium, with fourteen companies from six European countries, has performed the engineering, construction, assembly and experimental exploitation, under contract signed with the European to develop on off-grid demonstrator in Contenda (Moura) Portugal.