“Solar Power Around the Clock” report released by the German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP)

Since 2013, the German Association for Concentrated Solar Power has been committed to the generation and use of electricity, heat and fuels from concentrated solar technologies. Its members cover the entire CSP value chain. This ranges from project development and planning, engineering services, component supply and system integration to the ownership and operation of solar […]

The ANU Solar Thermal Group has three full PhD stipends available

The ANU Solar Thermal Group presently has three full PhD stipends available, funded under the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI). Optical-structural design of heliostats Development of an advanced sodium receiver System modelling of novel CSP systems Details of the application process and eligibility here. Applications close on 30 September 2017. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-au/listing/63190/phd-scholarship-in-concentrating-solar-thermal-research/  

CSP: Still small but learning fast

Abengoa Concentrating solar power had a difficult market start compared to other renewable technologies, leading to a total global capacity of only 5 GW today after more than a decade of deployment. A comprehensive global empirical study identifies distinct deployment phases, with high learning rates exceeding 25% over the past 5 years. Read the full […]

Solar thermal power technology R&D and system demonstration in China

Dahan solar tower power demo plant Participants: Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xi’an Jiaotong University; Sun Yat-Sen University; Dongguan University of Technology; Hohai University; China […]

Solar thermal power technology R&D and system demonstration in China (2)

Participants: Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xi’an Jiaotong University; Sun Yat-Sen University; Dongguan University of Technology; Hohai University; China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd; Himin Solar […]