Concentrated solar thermalProject Validation of CST Solar Array Performance Modelling
A report on the Vast Solar 1U Validation and Performance Modelling for 1.2MWth Solar Array with High Temperature Receiver and Integrated Thermal Storage
The Australian Solar Institute (now incorporated into, and referred henceforth to, as ARENA) invests to expand solar thermal and photovoltaic research capacity with a view to restoring and maintaining Australia’s position at the forefront of solar energy development and research.
As part of ARENA’s competitive funding Round 3, funding was provided towards the Vast Solar Project titled ‘Validation of performance modelling for a 1.2MWth solar array with High Temperature Receiver and Integrated Thermal Storage’.
The Project supported ARENA’s high level goals of:
- advancing innovation in solar technologies in Australia;
- driving research capable of improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of solar technologies;
- retaining local, and attracting international expertise in solar energy research; and
- establishing Australia as a key player in the development of solar energy technologies.