Azelio, Masdar, Khalifa University partner for clean-tech pilot project
Testing on Swedish solar company Azelio's Stirling engine and integrated Tes systems to start by fall 2019
Swedish solar power company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage, with the teams set to test and demonstrate Azelio’s Stirling engine systems and integrated thermal energy storage (Tes) platform for renewable energy projects that use photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), and wind energy, as well as off-grid networks.
Testing work will begin with an evaluation of Azelio’s Stirling engine system for renewable power production in fall 2019, and will be followed by an analysis of the complete system – including the Tes – during H1 2020.
A partnership agreement was signed by Azelio’s chief executive officer, Jonas Eklind, Masdar’s director of real estate development and design, Abdulla Balalaa, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s senior vice president, Steve Griffiths, at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the agreement, Masdar’s executive director of sustainable real estate, Yousef Baselaib, said: “With Masdar City established as the natural home for innovation in sustainable urban development and clean technologies, we are delighted to be working with Azelio and Khalifa University to help validate the commercial feasibility of their project.”
Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s executive vice president, Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, added: “We are delighted to partner with Azelio and Masdar to evaluate the Stirling system with integrated energy storage. We believe the pilot phases will provide adequate data that will help Azelio’s technology to target large and exposed segments in terms of access to energy.”