Concentrated solar thermalProject ASTRI Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute
The Australian Solar Thermal Initiative (ASTRI) is a research program, involving a consortium of leading Australian Universities and CSIRO, to deliver cost reductions and dispatchability improvements to Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) Power in Australia and position Australia in CST technologies.
The Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) is an eight-year, $87 million international research collaboration. In November 2012, the Australian Solar Institute (ASI) entered into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to establish and deliver the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI). The ASTRI Program merged under the Australian Renewable Energy (ARENA) investment portfolio in December 2012 when ASI ceased operation.