Concentrating solar power production technologies

Research summary

In this project, solar concentrating power production systems and technologies are developed. The focus is on new innovations to bring this solar technology closer to commercialisation. A new type of concentrator, the so-called beam-down 2-stage concentrator, has been developed. It can be equipped with an integrated thermal (high-temperature) storage to provide dispatchable power operation. Up to 40% solar conversion efficiency can be reached.

Description

Research info

Research title
Concentrating solar power production technologies

Research timeline
1.6.2017 - 1.12.2000

Keywords
concentrating solar power energy storage solar energy sustainable electricity

Region
Asia

Countries
China

Institution
Aalto University

Funding instrument
Other

Project budget
500,000 - 1 million euros

Head of research
Peter Lund

Research team
Wang Jun, Song Yang, Wang Jiangping

Partners
Southeast University, China Nanjing Institute of Technology, China

Contact information
Peter Lund
peter.lund@aalto.fi

Record last updated
25.9.2019