Wednesday, 7 October 2009

INTERESTED IN RENEWABLES? FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY PRODUCTION





Judy McVey has networked on this forthcoming public lecture.  So, if you are interested in renewables as well as encouraging Australia and Australians to get their act together on solar energy, this one is for you.

A Melbourne Energy Institute and VESKI Public Lecture


Solar Thermal – Dr David Mills
Dr David Mills, founder of the leading solar thermal energy production company Ausra Inc and VESKI Entrepreneur in Residence, will outline recent advances in solar technology and the impact these have on solar’s potential to replace fossil fuels.

When: Thurs 8 Oct, 5.00pm-6.00pm
Where: Theatre A, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne






Abstract:
Renewable energy technology is advancing rapidly in response to climate change concerns. Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technology produces steam or high-temperature air to run turbines and potentially allows replacement of fossil fuels by using thermal storage. Linear Fresnel Reflector (LFR) solar technology is essentially a very low-cost linear tower CST design with a small land footprint.

It may, in a few years, be capable of running steam turbines at 500°C.  Conceived by Giovanni Francia in the 1960’s, it was forgotten until the 1990’s when it was independently originated at Sydney University as the Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR). Many companies are now developing LFR technology for the production of steam for low-cost solar power plants or industrial process steam.

This is a free public lecture and bookings are not necessary. Please arrive early to secure a seat. If you would like a copy of the event flyer or wish to register for future Melbourne Energy Institute events please visit the following link:   http://energy.ri.unimelb.edu.au/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=17&cntnt01returnid=22au/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=17&cntnt01returnid=22>


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