Topic I: High- / Ultra-high temperature Concentrating Solar Power
① Optical characterization and configuration optimization of various CSP collectors. Corresponding codes have been developed based on Monte Carol ray tracing.
② Optical-thermal coversion mechanisms in solar receivers under extremely non-uniform solar flux. Thermal enhancement ideas, such as the optimization of receiver and tube geometries, the use of inserts and fins, etc. are considered.
③ Solar Selective Coating Design through Radiation Manipulation
④ Novel SCO2 Brayton cycle and He-SCO2 Brayton cycle
Fig. 1 Four typical practical CSP technologies.
Fig. 2 Main subsystems, and energy transfer & conversion processes in CSP.
Topic II: High-Density and High-Speed Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
Topic III: Solar-driven Hydrogen Production
Topic IV: Solar-Driven Interfacial Evaporation