SunShot to Fund Solar Thermal Desalination Research

Subprogram: Concentrating Solar Power Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001821 The SunShot Initiative intends to release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for solar desalination technology, which supports research, development, and potential demonstration of early- stage technologies that can significantly reduce the costs of desalination powered by solar thermal energy. Rather than Read More …

Researchers from DLR and CIEMAT developed new methodology for accelerated aging of aluminum solar mirrors

Scientists at the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the Spanish research center CIEMAT ended successfully a three-year trial period for the aging behavior of different protective coatings on aluminum mirrors and derived a methodology for accelerated aging. Aluminium-based solar mirrors can be a cost-effective Read More …

Positions available at ANU

ANU presently has four research-intensive positions available in the solar thermal group. Details are as follows: The positions focus on different aspects including development of low-cost heliostats and high-performance solar receivers (sodium receivers and boilers, bladed receivers), and system modelling of entire concentrating solar thermal Read More …

The Stellio Consortium awarded with the 2015 Technology Innovation Award

On the closing day of the SolarPACES 2015 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the Stellio Consortium, comprising schlaich bergermann partner sbp sonne, Ingemetal Solar and Masermic Mechatronics, received the SolarPACES 2015 Technology Innovation Award for the development of the Stellio Heliostat. Click here for Read More …

SolarPACES Report: Roadmap to Solar Fuels

The roadmap to solar fuels project aims at enhancing industry involvement in solar fuels production and promoting market penetration of the most mature solar fuels technologies. For this purpose, two sun-rich countries – Australia and South Africa – have initially been chosen to organize workshops together with external Read More …

Decolorization of Dye Polluted Water by Photochemical Processes

Participants: Centro de Investigación en Energía de la Univ. Nacional de México (CIE-UNAM) (MEX) Contact: Antonio E. Jiménez González (ajg@cie.unam.mx) Camilo A. Arancibia-Bulnes (caab@cie.unam.mx) Funding: CONACYT, PAPIIT-UNAM Duration: continuing Background: For more than a decade researchers at CIE-UNAM have been investigating the degradation of water Read More …