Solar Thermal

Solar Dish at ANU

Our leading-edge research encompasses basic sciences, engineering and techno-economics for development and advancement of solar thermal and hybrid energy conversion technologies. Fundamental investigations span across optics, thermal and thermochemical sciences, and materials. The main applied research themes are concentrating solar technologies, solar fuels and commodity materials, solar power, and solar heating and cooling. We conduct system-level and techno-economic studies to support technology scaling and commercialisation.

We maintain and operate a comprehensive experimental infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art optical, thermal, chemical and materials laboratories. The unique in-house developed solar facilities include the ANU 500 m2 Big Dish and the 45 kWe indoor high-flux solar simulator.

Explore our available student research projects below and if you’d like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or funding, please email us.

Solar concentrators

Solar receivers

Solar heating and cooling

Energy storage

Systems

Nano-scale engineering for surface catalysis

Optics, photonics and radiative transfer

Solar fuels and materials

Thermal transport

Academic staff

Dr Joe Coventry »

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Peter Kreider »

Research Fellow

Dr Apurv Kumar »

Research Fellow

Dr John Pye »

Senior Lecturer

Ali Shirazi »

Research Fellow

Dr Juan Felipe Torres »

Research Fellow

Antonio Tricoli

Dr Antonio Tricoli »

FERL Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer

Dr Mahesh Venkataraman »

Research Fellow

Dr Vincent Wheeler

Dr Vincent Wheeler »

Research Fellow, Lecturer

Dr José Zapata »

Postdoctoral Fellow

Student

Mr Ehsan Abbasi »

PhD Candidate

Mr Charles-Alexis Asselineau »

PhD Candidate

Mr Hossein Beidaghy »

PhD Student

Profile photo of Mr Thomas R Cochrane

Mr Tom Cochrane »

Mphil candidate, project engineer, researcher, tutor

Rebecca Dunn

Miss Rebecca Dunn »

PhD Candidate

Marziyeh Hamidi

Ms Marziyeh Hamidi »

PhD Student

Morteza Hangi

Mr Morteza Hangi »

PhD Candidate

Ms Lifeng Li »

PhD Student

Ms Sha Li »

PhD Student

Will Logie

Mr Will Logie »

PhD Candidate

Gowtham Mohan

Mr Gowtham Mohan »

PhD Student

Mr Bo Wang »

PhD Student

Xiaolin Wang

Ms Xiaolin Wang »

PhD Candidate

Ms Ye Wang »

PhD Student

Lindsey Yue

Lindsey Yue »

PhD Candidate

Ms Maggie Zheng »

MPhil

Affiliates

Dr Mike Dennis »

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Visitors

Dr Manuel Blanco »

Adjunct

Featured Publications

  1. R. Bader, S. Haussener, and W. Lipiński. Optical design of multi-source high-flux solar simulators. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 137:021012, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028702
  2. J. Cumpston and J. Pye. Shading and land use in regularly-spaced sun-tracking collectors. Solar Energy, 108:199–209, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2014.06.012
  3. V.M. Wheeler, J. Randrianalisoa, K.K. Tamma, and W. Lipiński. Spectral radiative properties of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous ceria particles. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 143:63–72, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.08.007
  4. K. Lovegrove and J. Pye. Fundamental principles of CSP systems. In Concentrating Solar Power Technology: Principles, Developments and Applications, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2012. Link
  5. M. Dennis and K. Garzoli. Use of variable geometry ejector with cold store to achieve high solar fraction for solar cooling. International Journal of Refrigeration, 34:1626–1632, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2010.08.006

 

Collected Publications

Articles and chapters in edited books

  1. J. Ballestrín, G. Burgess, and J. Cumpston. Heat flux and temperature measurement techonologies for concentrating solar power. In Concentrating Solar Power Technology: Principles, Developments and Applications, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2012. Link
  2. K. Lovegrove and J. Pye. Fundamental principles of CSP systems. In Concentrating Solar Power Technology: Principles, Developments and Applications, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2012. Link
  3. M. Dennis. Opportunities for CFD in ejector solar cooling. In Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling in Development of Renewable Energy Applications, International Energy and Environment Foundation, 2011. Download (PDF, 874K)

Articles in refereed journals

2015

  1. X. Wang and M. Dennis. An experimental study on the formation behaviour of single and binary hydrates of TBAB, TBAF and TBPB for cold storage air conditioning applications. Chemical Engineering Science, In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2015.07.042
  2. X. Wang and M. Dennis. Influencing factors on the energy saving performance of battery storage and phase change cold storage in a PV cooling system. Energy and Buildings, In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.08.008
  3. L. Yue and W. Lipiński. Effect of surface radiative properties of a CO2 sorbent particle on its interactions with high-flux solar irradiation. Optics Express, in press.
  4. L. Yue and W. Lipiński. Thermal transport model of a sorbent particle undergoing calcination—carbonation cycling. AIChE Journal, in press.
  5. L. Reich, R. Bader, T. Simon, and W. Lipiński. Thermal transport model of a packed-bed reactor for solar thermochemical CO2 capture. Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media, in press.
  6. M. Dennis, T. Cochrane, and A. Marina. A prescription for primary nozzle diameters for solar driven ejectors. Solar Energy, 115:405–412, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.02.045
  7. R. Bader, A. Pedretti, M. Barbato, and A. Steinfeld. An air-based corrugated cavity-receiver for solar parabolic trough concentrators. Applied Energy, 138:337–345, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.10.050
  8. C.-A. Asselineau, J. Zapata, and J. Pye. Integration of Monte-Carlo ray tracing with a stochastic optimisation method: application to the design of solar receiver geometry. Optics Express, 23:A437–A443, 2015. DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.00A437
  9. J.I. Zapata. State estimation of a solar direct steam generation mono-tube cavity receiver using a modified Extended Kalman Filtering scheme. Solar Energy, 114:152–166, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.01.027
  10. L. Yue and W. Lipiński. A numerical model of transient thermal transport phenomena in a high-temperature solid–gas reacting system for CO2 capture applications. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 85:1058–1068, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.01.124
  11. R. Bala Chandran, R. Bader, and W. Lipiński. Transient heat and mass transfer analysis in a porous ceria structure of a novel solar redox reactor. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 92:138–149, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2015.01.016
  12. Q. Cao, D.H.Y Pui, and W. Lipiński. A concept of a novel solar-assisted large-scale cleaning system (SALSCS) for urban air remediation. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 15:1–10, 2015. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2014.10.0246
  13. R. Bader, R. Bala Chandran, L.J. Venstrom, S.J. Sedler, P.T. Krenzke, R.M. De Smith, A. Banerjee, T.R. Chase, J.H. Davidson, and W. Lipiński. Design of a solar reactor to split CO2 via isothermal redox cycling of ceria. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 137:031007, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028917
  14. J.I. Zapata. Full state feedback control of steam temperature in a once-thorough direct steam generation receiver powered by a paraboloidal dish. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 137:021017, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028919

2014

  1. R. Bader, S. Haussener, and W. Lipiński. Optical design of multi-source high-flux solar simulators. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 137:021012, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028702
  2. J. Cumpston and J. Pye. Shading and land use in regularly-spaced sun-tracking collectors. Solar Energy, 108:199–209, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2014.06.012
  3. X. Wang, M. Dennis, and L. Hou. Clarathe hydrate technology for cold storage in air conditioning systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy reviews, 36:34–51, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.04.032
  4. J.H. Randrianalisoa, L.A. Dombrovsky, W. Lipiński, and V. Timchenko. Effects of short-pulsed laser radiation on transient heating of superficial human tissues. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 78:488–497, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.07.011
  5. P.P. Ebner and W. Lipiński. Heterogeneous thermochemical decomposition of a semi-transparent particle under high-flux irradiation—Uniform vs. non-uniform irradiation. Heat and Mass Transfer, 50:1031–1036, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00231-014-1311-7
  6. V.M. Wheeler, J. Randrianalisoa, K.K. Tamma, and W. Lipiński. Spectral radiative properties of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous ceria particles. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 143:63–72, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.08.007
  7. J. Lapp and W. Lipiński. Transient three-dimensional heat transfer model of a solar thermochemical reactor for H2O and CO2 splitting via nonstoichiometric ceria redox cycling. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 136:031006, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4026465
  8. L. Reich, L. Yue, R. Bader, and W. Lipiński. Towards solar thermochemical carbon dioxide capture via calcium oxide looping: A review. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14:500–514, 2014. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0169
  9. D. Keene, W. Lipiński, and J.H. Davidson. The effects of morphology on the thermal reduction of nonstoichiometric ceria. Chemical Engineering Science, 111:231–243, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2014.01.010
  10. J. Randrianalisoa and W. Lipiński. Effect of pore-level geometry on far-field radiative properties of three-dimensionally ordered macro-porous ceria particle. Applied Optics, 53:1290–1297, 2014. DOI: 10.1364/AO.53.001290
  11. M. Talent, G. Burgess, and J.G. Fernández-Velasco. Protocol to compensate net evaporation and net precipitation in open-pond microalgal massive cultures and permit maximal steady-state productivities. Biomass and Bioenergy, 64:81–90, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.03.019

2010–2013

  1. J. Zapata, J. Pye, and K. Lovegrove. A transient model for the heat exchange in a solar thermal once through cavity receiver. Solar Energy, 93:280–293, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2013.04.005
  2. R. Dunn, K. Lovegrove, and G. Burgess. A review of ammonia-based thermochemical energy storage for concentrating solar power. Proceedings of the IEEE, 100:391–400, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2011.2166529
  3. R. Dunn, K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, and J. Pye. An experimenal study of ammonia receiver geometries for dish concentrators. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 134:041007, 2012. DOI: 10.1115/1.4006891
  4. M. Shortis and G. Burgess. Photogrammetric monitoring of the construction of a solar energy dish concentrator. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 78:519–527, 2012.
  5. G. Burgess, M.R. Shortis, and P. Scott. Photographic assessment of retroreflective film properties. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 66:743–750, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2011.07.002
  6. M. Dennis and K. Garzoli. Use of variable geometry ejector with cold store to achieve high solar fraction for solar cooling. International Journal of Refrigeration, 34:1626–1632, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2010.08.006
  7. K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, and J. Pye. A new 500 m2 paraboloidal dish solar concentrator. Solar Energy, 85:620–626, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2010.01.009
  8. S. Paitoonsurikarn, K. Lovegrove, G. Hughes, and J. Pye. Numerical investigation of natural convection loss from cavity receivers in solar dish applications. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 133:021004, 2011. DOI: 10.1115/1.4003582
  9. J. Pye, K. Lovergove, G. Burgess, R. Dunn, M. Kingsland, P. Scott, and J. Zapata. Research on concentrating solar thermal systems at ANU. Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 89:337–343, 2010. Download (PDF, 6.61M)

2005–2009

  1. M. Dennis and B. Thompson. Vehicle to grid using broadband communications. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 59:3.1–3.13, 2008. DOI: 10.2104/tja09003
  2. G. Burgess and J.G. Fernández-Velasco. Materials, operational energy inputs, and net energy ratio for photobiological hydrogen production. Int. Jnl. of Hydrogen Energy, 32:1225–1234, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2006.10.055
  3. M. Dennis and H. Jones. Broadband communication enables sustainable energy services. Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 57:25.1–25.16, 2007. Link
  4. J.S. Coventry and A. Blakers. Direct measurement and simulation techniques for analysis of radiation flux on a linear PV concentrator. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 14:341–352, 2006. DOI: 10.1002/pip.675
  5. K. Lovegrove and M. Dennis. Solar Thermal Energy Systems in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 63:791–802, 2006. DOI: 10.1080/00207230601047156
  6. J.S. Coventry. Performance of a concentrating photovolatic/thermal solar collector. Solar Energy, 78:211–222, 2005. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2004.03.014

1999–2004

  1. H. Kaneko, T. Kodama, N. Gokon, Y. Tamaura, K. Lovegrove, and A. Luzzi. Decomposition of Zn-ferrite for O2 generation by concentrated solar radiation. Solar Energy, 76(1–3):317–322, 2004. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2003.08.034
  2. K. Lovegrove, A. Luzzi, I. Soldiani, and H. Kreetz. Developing ammonia based thermochemical energy storage for dish power plants. Solar Energy , 76(1–3):331–337, 2004. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2003.07.020
  3. T. Taumoefolau, G. Hughes, K. Lovegrove, and S. Paitoonsurikarn. Experimental investigation of natural convection heat loss from a model solar concentrator cavity receiver. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 126(2):801–807, 2004. DOI: 10.1115/1.1687403
  4. J.S. Coventry and K. Lovegrove. Development of an approach to compare the 'value' of electrical and thermal output from a domestic PV/thermal system. Solar Energy, 75:63–72, 2003. DOI: 10.1016/S0038-092X(03)00231-7
  5. A. Luzzi, K. Lovegrove, E. Filippi, H. Fricker, M. Schmitz-goeb, M. Chandapillai, and S. Kaneff. Techno-economic analysis of a 10 MWe solar thermal power plant using ammonia-based thermochemical energy storage. Solar Energy, 66:91–101, 1999. DOI: 10.1016/S0038-092X(98)00108-X

Articles in conference proceedings

2015

  1. L. Reich, L. Melmoth, R. Gresham, T. Simon, and W. Lipiński. Design of a solar thermochemical reactor for calcium oxide based carbon dioxide capture. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Power and Energy Conference, San Diego, USA, 28 June–2 July, 2015.
  2. J. Cumpston and J. Pye. Optimisation of paraboloidal dish fields for direct-steam generation. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Diego, USA, 29 June–2 July, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/ES2015-49712
  3. J. Zhang, J. Pye, and G. Hughes. Active air flow control to reduce cavity receiver heat loss. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Diego, USA, 29 June–2 July, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/ES2015-49710
  4. O. Garbrecht, J.I. Zapata, and R. Kneer. Solar concentrator shape characterisatio using composite light-field imaging. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Diego, USA, 29 June–2 July, 2015. DOI: 10.1115/ES2014-49649

2014

  1. A. McIntosh, G. Hughes, and J. Pye. Use of an air curtain to reduce heat loss from an inclined open-ended cavity. In Proceedings of 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 8–11 December, 2014. Download (PDF, 816K)
  2. J. Zapata, C.A. Asselineau, M. Kaufer, J. Pye, and G. Hughes. An integrated optical and thermal model of cavity receivers for paraboloidal dish concentrators. In Proceedings of the 1st Asia–Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8–10 December, 2014. Download (PDF, 772K)
  3. L. Yue and W. Lipiński. A model of transient thermal transport phenomena applied to the carbonation and calcination of a sorbent particle for calcium oxide looping CO2 capture. In Proceedings of the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA, 16–21 November, 2014. Download (PDF, 1.54M)
  4. E. Abbasi-Shavazi, G.O. Hughes, and J.D. Pye. Investigation of heat loss from a solar cavity receiver. In Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2014 Conference, Beijing, China, 16–19 September, 2014. Download (PDF, 577K)
  5. J. Pye, M. Zheng, C.-A. Asselineau, and J. Coventry. An exergy analysis of tubular solar-thermal receivers with different working fluids. In Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2014 Conference, Beijing, China, 16–19 September, 2014. Download (PDF, 912K)
  6. C.-A. Asselineau, J. Zapata, and J. Pye. Geometrical shape optimization of a cavity receiver using coupled radiative and hydrodynamic modeling. In Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2014 Conference, Beijing, China, 16–19 September, 2014. Download (PDF, 222K)
  7. L. Yue and W. Lipiński. A numerical model of transient thermal transport phenomena in a high-temperature solid–gas reacting system for CO2 capture applications. In Proceedings of the IHTC-15 International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 10–15 August, 2014. DOI: 10.1615/IHTC15.sol.009014
  8. L. Reich, R. Bader, T.W. Simon, and W. Lipiński. Heat and mass transfer model of a packed-bed reactor for solar thermochemical CO2 capture. In Proceedings of the IHTC-15 International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 10–15 August, 2014. DOI: 10.1615/IHTC15.pmd.008893
  9. J. Randrianalisoa, L.A. Dombrovsky, W. Lipiński, and V. Timchenko. Absorption of short-pulsed laser radiation in superficial human tissues: Transient vs quasi-steady radiative transfer. In Proceedings of the IHTC-15 International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 10–15 August, 2014. DOI: 10.1615/IHTC15.rad.008268
  10. J.I. Zapata. Full state feedback control of steam temperature in a once-through direct steam generation receiver powered by a paraboloidal dish. In Proceedings of the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, USA, 30 June–2 July, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/ES2014-6592
  11. R. Bader, L. Gampp, A. Steinfeld, and W. Lipiński. Transient radiative heat transfer in a suspension of ceria particles undergoing non-stoichiometric reduction. In Proceedings of the 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Atlanta, USA, 16–20 June, 2014. DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-2387
  12. J. Zapata. A Modified Extended Kalman Filter to estimate the state of the SG4 Receiver at the Australian National University. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Council, Melbourne, Australia, 8–9 May, 2014. Download (PDF, 1.12M)
  13. C.-A. Asselineau, E. Abbasi, and J. Pye. Open cavity receiver geometry influence on radiative losses. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 8–9 May, 2014. Download (PDF, 825K)

2013

  1. J. Coventry and J. Pye. Heliostat cost reduction—Where to now?. In Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, USA, 17–20 September, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.007
  2. I. Doemland and M. Dennis. The effects of air conditioning on the summer peak electricity demand and the role of PV. In Proceedings of the Australian Solar Cooling 2013 Conference, Sydney, Australia, 12 April, 2013.
  3. R. Hogan, J. Pye, C. Ho, and E. Smith. Uncertainty analysis of heliostat alignment at the Sandia solar field. In Proceedings of the SolarPACES 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, 17–20 September, 2013. Download (PDF, 537K)

2012

  1. G. Burgess, J. Zapata, R. Chauvin, M. Shortis, J. Pye, and J. Preston. Three-dimensional flux prediction for a dish concentrator cavity receiver. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 632K)
  2. J. Cumpston, K. Lovegrove, J. Zapata, and J. Pye. Paraboloidal dish arrays with steam energy transport network. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 517K)
  3. M. Dennis, A. Marina, and T. Cochrane. Implications of Momentum Modelling in Ejector Fluid Mixing. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, Auckland, New Zealand, 19–22 November, 2012.
  4. I. Doemland and M. Dennis. Solar cooling in Australia—A review. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 6–7 December, 2012.
  5. L. Hou and M. Dennis. Evaluation of HVAC cold storage using TRNSYS under Australian conditions. In Proceedings of INNOSTOCK2012—The 12th International Conference on Energy Storage, Lleida, Spain, 16–19 May, 2012.
  6. J. Pye, J. Cumpston, G. Hughes, G. Burgess, E. Do, and E. Abbasi. Computational and experimental investigations into cavity receiver heat loss for solar thermal concentrators. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, 6–7 December, 2012. Download (PDF, 557K)
  7. J. Pye, C. Ho, and C. Sims. Camera-based reflectivity measurement for solar thermal applications. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 306K)
  8. P. Wood-Bradley, J. Zapata, and J. Pye. Cloud tracking with optical flow for short-tem solar forecasting. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, 6–7 December, 2012. Download (PDF, 399K)
  9. J. Zapata, G. Burgess, and J. Pye. Experimental validation of a dynamic model for a mono-tube cavity receiver. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, 6–7 December, 2012. Download (PDF, 310K)
  10. L.A. Watson, J. Pye, and G. Burgess. Modelling of a solar-powered supercritical water biomass gasifier. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 6.40M)
  11. J. Zapata, J. Pye, and G. Burgess. Estimation of outlet mass flow for a mono-tube cavity receiver for direct steam generation. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 334K)
  12. J. Zhang, J. Pye, and C. Ho. Estimation of uncertainty in automated heliostat alignment. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, 6–7 December, 2012. Download (PDF, 1.30M)
  13. R. Dunn. Experimental and computational heat losses for a small dish receiver. In Proceedings of the 18th SolarPACES Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 11–14 September, 2012. Download (PDF, 2.93M)

2011

  1. J. Cumpston, J. Pye, and K. Lovegrove. Shading calculations for the big dish. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Sydney, 30 November–2 December, 2011. Download (PDF, 857K)
  2. M. Dennis, I. Doemland, and L. Hou. Status and Prospects of Solar Cooling in Australia. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Sydney, 30 November–2 December, 2011. Download (PDF, 324K)
  3. M. Dennis. Characteristics of high performance cooling system using ejectors. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Larnaca, Cyprus, 12–14 October, 2011.
  4. I. Doemland and M. Dennis. Solar cooling in Australia—A review. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning, Larnaka, Cyprus, 12–14 October, 2011.
  5. G. Burgess, K. Lovegrove, S. Mackie, J. Zapata, and J. Pye. Direct steam generation using the SG4 500 m2 paraboloidal dish concentrator. In Proceedings of the 17th SolarPACES Conference, Granada, Spain, 11–15 September, 2011. Download (PDF, 148K)
  6. J. Cumpston, J. Pye, and K. Lovegrove. Shading calculations for the Big Dish. In Proceedings of the 17th SolarPACES Conference, Granada, Spain, 11–15 September, 2011. Download (PDF, 857K)
  7. N. del Pozo, R. Dunn, and J. Pye. Molten salt as heat transfer fluid for a 500m2 dish concentrator. In Proceedings of the 17th SolarPACES Conference, Granada, Spain, 11–15 September, 2011. Download (PDF, 353K)
  8. J. Zapata, J. Pye, and K. Lovegrove. Dynamic simulation of mono-tube cavity receivers for direct steam generation. In Proceedings of the 17th SolarPACES Conference, Granada, Spain, 11–15 September, 2011. Download (PDF, 871K)

2010

  1. G. Al-Doori, D. Buttsworth, A. Wandel, P. Jacobs, and M. Dennis. Preliminary investigation of a supersonic steam ejector using time-dependent numerical simulation. In Proceedings of the 17th Australiasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 5–9 December, 2010.
  2. G. Burgess, P. Scott, J. Preston, and K. Lovegrove. Management of dish concentrator off-axis reflections. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, 2010. Download (PDF, 1.72M)
  3. J. Coventry, J. Chapman, T. Robey, and A. Zawadski. Demonstration of energy storage integrated with a solar dish field in Whyalla. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010. Download (PDF, 162K)
  4. M. Dennis. A prognosis of ejector cooling. In Proceedings of the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, Sydney, Australia, 12–14 April, 2010.
  5. M. Dennis and K. Garzoli. Compound ejectors with improved off-design performance. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, 1–3 December, 2010. Download (PDF, 958K)
  6. R. Dunn, K. Lovegrove, and G. Burgess. Ammonia receiver design for a 500m2 dish. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010. Download (PDF, 1.12M)
  7. R. McNaughton, R. Benito, G. Burgess, G.J. Duffy, J.H. Edwards, J.S. Kim, K. Lovegrove, J. Pye, and W. Stein. ASI funded solar thermal storage and steam programs at the CSIRO and ANU. In Proceedings of the 48th Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 1–3 December, 2010. Download (PDF, 646K)
  8. P. O'Brien and J. Pye. Exergetic analysis of a steam-flashing thermal storage systems. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 1–3 December, 2010. Download (PDF, 427K)
  9. J. Pye, K. Lovegrove, and G. Burgess. Combined-cycle solarised gas turbine with steam, organic and CO2 bottoming cycles. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010.Download (PDF, 592K)
  10. P. Scott and G. Burgess. Measurement of mirror panels using coloured-pattern deflectometry. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010. Download (PDF, 660K)
  11. J. Zapata, K. Lovegrove, and J. Pye. Steam Receiver Models for Solar Dish Concentrators: Two Models Compared. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010. Download (PDF, 404K)
  12. J. Zapata, K. Lovegrove, J. Pye, and G. Burgess. Direct Steam Generation with Dish Concentrators. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 1–3 December, 2010. Download (PDF, 1.87M)
  13. R. Dunn. A global review of concentrated solar power storage. In Proceedings of the 48th Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society, 2010. Download (PDF, 735K)
  14. P. O'Brien and J. Pye. Exergetic analysis of a steam-flashing thermal storage system. In Proceedings of the 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan, France, 21–24 September, 2010. Download (PDF, 507K)

2009

  1. G. Burgess, M. Shortis, A. Kearton, and J. Garzoli. Photogrammetry for dish concentrator construction. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Townsville, Australia, 29 September–2 October, 2009. Download (PDF, 264K)
  2. J. Coventry and J. Pye. Coupling supercritical and superheated direct steam generation with thermal energy storage. In Proceedings of the 15th SolarPACES Conference, Berlin, 15–18 September, 2009. Download (PDF, 501K)
  3. M. Dennis. Solar cooling using variable geometry ejectors. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Townsville, Australia, 29 September–2 October, 2009. Download (PDF, 155K)
  4. B. Elliston and M. Dennis. Feasibility of Solar-Assisted Refrigerated Transport in Australia. In Proceedings of the 47th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Townsville, Australia, 29 September–2 October, 2009. Download (PDF, 95.8K)
  5. K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, D. McCready, and J. Pye. ANU's new 500 m2 paraboloidal dish solar concentrator. In Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 29–30 October, 2009. Download (PDF, 1.48M)
  6. K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, J. Pye, R. Brunswick, J. Coventry, and J. Cumpston. A new 500 m2 paraboloidal dish solar concentrator. In Proceedings of the 15th SolarPACES Conference, Berlin, 15–18 September, 2009. Download (PDF, 1.37M)
  7. M. Dennis and K. Garzoli. Modelling of variable geometry solar assisted ejector with cold store. In Proceedings of the International Seminar on Ejector/Jet-Pump Technology and Application, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belguim, 7–9 September, 2009.
  8. R. Dunn, K. Lovegrove, and G. Burgess. Ammonia receiver design for dish concentrators. In Proceedings of SolarPACES 2009, Berlin, Germany, 15–18 September, 2009. Download (PDF, 4.45M)

2008

  1. J. Cumpston, J. Zhu, G. Burgess, and K. Lovegove. Characterisation of mirror surfaces of the SG4 Big Dish at The Australian National University. In In Proceedings of ISES-AP (3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference, Asia Pacific Region, 46th ANZSES Conference), 2008.
  2. M. Talent, G. Burgess, and J.G. Fernández-Velasco. An energy efficient protocol fo compensate net evaporation in open-pond microalgal massive cultures and obtain maximal stead-state productivities. In Proceedings of the 3rd Internation Solar Energy Society Conference, Asia Pacific Region, Sydney, Australia, 25–28 November, 2008. Download (PDF, 283K)
  3. R. Dunn and K. Lovegrove. Ammonia production and baseload solar power. In Ammonia Fuels Conference, Minneapolis, USA, 29–30 September, 2008.
  4. R. Dunn and K. Lovegrove. Ammonia: the other hydrogen. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25–28 November, 2008. Download (PDF, 278K)

2007

  1. R. Dunn, K. Lovegrove, and G. Burgess. Baseload solar power for California? Ammonia-based solar energy storage using trough concentrators—a study of heat losses. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Alice Springs, 2–4 October, 2007. Download (PDF, 600K)
  2. P. Kohlenbach, S. McEvoy, W. Stein, A. Burton, K. Wong, K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, W. Joe, and J. Coventry. Novel parabolic trough collectors driving a small-scale organic Rankine cycle system. In Proceedings of the ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, pages 995–1003, Long Beach, California, June, 2007. Link
  3. K. Lovegrove, A. Zawadski, and J. Coventry. Paraboloidal dish solar concentrators for multi-megawatt power generation. In Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress, Beijing, China, September, 2007. Download (PDF, 233K)

2006

  1. G. Burgess and J.G. Fernández-Velasco. Net energy ratio of photobiohydrogen generation. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 205K)
  2. G. Burgess, J.G. Fernández-Velasco, and K. Lovegrove. Materials, geometry, and net energy ratio of tubular photobioreactors for microalgal hydrogen production. In Proceedings of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Lyon, France, 13–16 June, 2006. Download (PDF, 199K)
  3. P. Kohlenbach, S. McEvoy, W. Stein, A. Burton, K. Wong, K. Lovegrove, G. Burgess, W. Joe, and J. Coventry. A new parabolic trough solar collector. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand solar energy society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 252K)
  4. K. Lovegrove, A. Zawadski, and J.S. Coventry. Taking the ANU Big Dish to commercialisation. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 251K)
  5. M. Dennis and W. Brownrigg. Development of micro-encapsulated phase change materials. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 373K)
  6. S. Paitoonsurikarn and K. Lovegrove. A new correlation predicting the free convection loss from solar dish concentrating receivers. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 682K)
  7. S. Paitoonsurikarn and K. Lovegrove. Effect of paraboloidal dish structure on the wind near a cavity receiver. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 605K)
  8. M. Munzinger and K. Lovegrove. Biomass gasification using solar thermal energy. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Canberra, Australia, 13–15 September, 2006. Download (PDF, 251K)

2005

  1. G. Burgess and K. Lovegrove. Solar Thermal powered desalination: membrane versus distillation technologies. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Dunedin, New Zealand, November, 2005. Download (PDF, 214K)
  2. J.S. Coventry, A. Blakers, E. Franklin, and G. Burgess. Analysis of the radiation flux profile along a PV trough concentrator. In Proceedings of the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 6–10 June, 2005. Download (PDF, 197K)
  3. J.S. Coventry, M. Stefancich, A. Antonini, A. Ronzoni, and M. Armani. Analysis of the radiation flux profile of the 100 sun Prometeo facetted dish concentrator. In Proceedings of the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 6–10 June, 2005. Download (PDF, 365K)
  4. J.F.H. Smeltink, A.W. Blakers, and J. Coventry. A 40kW roof-mounted PV thermal concentrator system. In Proceedings of the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 6–10 June, 2005. Download (PDF, 2.10M)

2004

  1. G. Burgess, J. Freeman, J.G. Fernández-Velasco, and K. Lovegrove. Feasibility study of large scale photosynthetic biohydrogen production. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Perth, Australia, 1–3 December, 2004. Download (PDF, 531K)
  2. P. Siangsukone, G. Burgess, and K. Lovegrove. Full moon flux-mapping the 400m2 Big Dish at the Australian National University. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Perth, Australia, 1–3 December, 2004. Download (PDF, 429K)
  3. S. Paitoonsurikarn, T. Taumoefolau, and K. Lovegrove. Estimation of convection loss from paraboloidal dish cavity receivers. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Perth, Australia, 1–3 December, 2004. Download (PDF, 498K)

2003

  1. J.S. Coventry. Performance of the CHAPS collectors. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 26–29 November, 2003. Download (PDF, 933K)
  2. J.S. Coventry. An investigation of non-uniformities in the longitudinal radiation flux profile of a single-axis tracking parabolic trough concentrator. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 26–29 November, 2003. Download (PDF, 1.34M)
  3. S. Paitoonsurikarn and K. Lovegrove. On the study of convection loss from open cavity receivers in solar paraboloidal dish applications. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 26–29 November, 2003. Download (PDF, 922K)
  4. P. Siangsukone and K. Lovegrove. Modelling of a 400m2 steam based paraboloidal dish concentrator for solar thermal power production. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Melbourne, Australia, 26–29 November, 2003. Download (PDF, 686K)
  5. J.S. Coventry. Performance of a concentrating photovoltaic/thermal solar collector. In Proceedings of the ISES 2003 Solar World Congress, Goteborg, 14–19 June, 2003. Download (PDF, 3.37M)
  6. K. Lovegrove, T. Taumoefolau, S. Paitoonsurikarn, P. Siangsukone, G. Burgess, A. Luzzi, G. Johnston, O. Becker, W. Joe, and G. Major. Paraboloidal dish solar concentrators for multi-megawatt power generation. In Proceedings of the ISES 2003 Solar World Congress, Goteborg, Sweden, 14–19 June, 2003. Download (PDF, 259K)

2002

  1. J.S. Coventry. Simulation of a concentrating PV/thermal collector using TRNSYS. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 134K)
  2. J. Coventry, E. Franklin, and A. Blakers. Thermal and electrical performance of a concentrating PV/thermal collector: results from the ANU CHAPS collector. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 1.29M)
  3. E. Franklin and J. Coventry. Effects of highly non-uniform illumination distribution on electrical performance of solar cells. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 864K)
  4. S. Paitoonsurikarn and K. Lovegrove. Numerical investigation of natural convection loss in cavity-type solar receivers. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 470K)
  5. T. Taumoefolau and K. Lovegrove. An experimental study of natural convection heat loss from a solar concentrator cavity receiver at varying orientation. In Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 220K)
  6. P. Siangsukone and K. Lovegrove. Modelling of a steam based paraboloidal dish concentrator using the computer source code TRNSYS. In Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Newcastle, Australia, 27–29 November, 2002. Download (PDF, 332K)

2000–2001

  1. G. Burgess and G. Johnston. Flux distribution of a single-axis tracking parabolic trough array with photovoltaic receiver. In Proceedings of the ISES 2001 Solar World Congress, pages 1067–1073, Adelaide, Australia, 25–30 November, 2001. Download (PDF, 367K)
  2. J.S. Coventry and K. Lovegrove. Development of an approach to compare the 'value' of electrical and thermal output from a domestic PV/thermal system. In Proceedings of the ISES 2001 Solar World Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 25–30 November, 2001. Download (PDF, 321K)
  3. G. Johnston, G. Burgess, K. Lovegrove, and A. Luzzi. Economic mass-producible mirror panels for solar concentrators. In Proceedings of the ISES 2001 Solar World Congress, pages 743–748, Adelaide, Australia, 25–30 November, 2001. Download (PDF, 520K)
  4. K. Lovegrove, G. Johnston, H. Kreetz, A. Luzzi, and G. Burgess. Recent developments on dish-based solar-thermal power systems at ANU. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, 29 November–1 December, 2000.
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