ASTRI is keen to develop mutually beneficial relationships with industry to help develop projects related to the various processes involved in a CST plant. If you are interested in knowing more about how you can collaborate with ASTRI please contact us.
Please contact our partner institutions if you are interested in research positions. Current partners are:
- Australian National University
- ANU presently has a post doc position advertised in the solar thermal group. The position requires experience in ray optics, numerical modelling, heat transfer, programming ability in common languages (e.g. Python, C, C++), and aptitude for experimental data analysis & interpretation. A second part of the role is to contribute to development of an automated visual inspection system for both CSP and PV power plants, in particular development of analytical tools and software for measurement of soiling levels. Applications close on 16 June 2019. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-au/listing/163676/research-fellow-anu-college-of-engineering-and-computer-science/
- Flinders University
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of Adelaide
- University of Queensland
- University of South Australia
Solar thermal educational resources
Learn more about concentrated solar thermal.
We are currently in the process of developing material for the website to help you understand Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) Power and the important role of CST research for the future of Australia and the world.
In the meantime there are some great resources to learn more including:
ARENA – ARENA funds innovation and shares knowledge, accelerating Australia’s shift to affordable and reliable renewable energy.
Clean Energy Council (Australia) – The peak body representing Australia’s clean energy sector made up of more than 550 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
SolarReserve – is a developer of utility-scale solar power projects which include Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic technology. The company has commercialized solar thermal energy storage technology that enables solar power tower CSP plants to deliver electricity day and night.
SolarPACES – is the international network of researchers and industry experts for the development and marketing of concentrated solar thermal power systems and solar chemistry technologies.
SolarPACES Concentrated Solar Power Projects – a database maintained by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Sunshot (USA) – The SunShot Initiative drives research, manufacturing, and market solutions to make the abundant solar energy resources in the United States more affordable and accessible for Americans.
Vast Solar – Affordable Renewable Energy, now that is a powerful idea. Vast Solar is re-engineering the future of large scale solar. They deliver modular concentrated solar thermal power technology with affordable storage.