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T1S8: Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Conversion and Storage

Register for 11th CMCEE

 

Ceramic technologies for sustainable development

 

Concentrated solar power (CSP) technology is expected to significantly contribute to the future sustainable, efficient, and diverse energy mix. Together with suitable thermal storage systems, CSP may provide base load power. Moreover, concentrated solar heat can be used for high-temperature process technology for the production of fuels or chemicals. However, for widespread use of CSP, it is estimated that cost to produce electricity should be about $0.06/kWh. This requires higher plant efficiencies, power cycles operating at higher temperatures, and thermal energy storage solutions for future CSP plants. In this regard, there are significant materials challenges to meet the demanding performance and cost requirements. This symposium solicits abstracts related to the diverse aspects of materials and components for CSP systems and their processing, integration, performance and reliability. 

 

Proposed session topics:

  • Collectors, mirrors, and coatings
  • Receivers, absorber materials, and heat transfer media
  • Materials for advanced power cycles
  • Novel materials and systems for thermal energy storage
  • Materials for thermochemical processes to produce fuels
  • System integration technologies
  • Environmental effects on material components
  • Modeling of degradation mechanisms
  • Reliability and lifetime predictions

Organizers:

  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Martin Schmuecker, DLR, Germany
  • A. Oztekin, Lehigh University, USA
  • R. Reddy, University of Alabama, USA
  • J. Gomez, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • M. Roeb, DLR, Institute for Solar Research, Germany
  • Chr. Sattler, DLR, Institute for Solar Research, Germany

 

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