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Solar Thermal Energy Systems in Australia

Lovegrove, Keith; Dennis, Michael

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Australia has developed world leading solar thermal technologies, with only very low national market penetration. Domestic solar water heating is the most common solar thermal instrument, with around 5% of homes using it and most of these systems are conventional flat plate thermosyphon systems. Other low temperature solar thermal research includes solar crop drying, solar ponds and solar air heating but all on a small scale. There is a worldwide resurgence in interest in high temperature solar...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLovegrove, Keith
dc.contributor.authorDennis, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:14:42Z
dc.identifier.issn0020-7233
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/17548
dc.description.abstractAustralia has developed world leading solar thermal technologies, with only very low national market penetration. Domestic solar water heating is the most common solar thermal instrument, with around 5% of homes using it and most of these systems are conventional flat plate thermosyphon systems. Other low temperature solar thermal research includes solar crop drying, solar ponds and solar air heating but all on a small scale. There is a worldwide resurgence in interest in high temperature solar thermal through solar concentrating systems. Australia has a number of these systems many of which are near commercial fulfilment; notably, Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd's Compact Linear Fresnel Array system currently being implemented at Liddell Power station and the ANU 400m2 Big Dish now being commercialized by Wizard Power Pty Ltd. CSIRO has recently opened a solar energy centre in Newcastle that features a solar central receiver tower system and a trough concentrator array.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
dc.subjectKeywords: Heating; High temperature operations; Signal receivers; Solar energy; Solar water heaters; Fresnel Array systems; Solar concentrating systems; Solar thermal energy; Thermosyphon systems; Water heating; Solar system Solar concentrating systems; Solar thermal energy; Water heating
dc.titleSolar Thermal Energy Systems in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume63
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor091599 - Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9910148xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLovegrove, Keith, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDennis, Michael, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage791
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage802
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00207230601047156
local.identifier.absseo850505 - Solar-Thermal Electric Energy
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T07:33:12Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33845630113
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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