NSEC Publications

Below is a selection of journal publications (2015 – present) from our Solar Technologies  concentrated solar thermal team.



Cagnoli, M.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Pye, J.; Savoldia, L.; Zanino, R. A CFD-Supported Dynamic System-Level Model of a Sodium-Cooled Billboard-Type Receiver for Central Tower CSP Applications. Sol. Energy 2019, 177, 576–594. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.11.031.

Mohammad, A.; Padilla, R. V.; Maree, L.; Sedighi, M.; Soo Too, Y.; Garcia, J.; Jeong, K. Effect of Short Cloud Shading on the Performance of Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants: Motorized vs Manual Valves. Renew. Energy 2019, 142 (1), 330–344.

Soo Too, Y.; Garcia, J.; Padilla, R. V.; Kim, J.-S.; Sanjuan, M. A Transient Optical-Thermal Model with Dynamic Matrix Controller for Solar Central Receivers. Appl. Therm. Eng. 2019, 154 (1), 686–698.



Acuna, L.; Maree, L.; Padilla, R. V.; Lim, Y. Y.; Ponzon, E.; Soo Too, Y. Modelling Autonomous Hybrid Photovoltaic-Wind Energy Systems under a New Reliability Approach. Energy Convers. Manag. 2018, 172, 357–369. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2018.07.025.

Bonilla, J.; Margarita, R.-G.; Roca, L.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Valenzuela, L. Design and Experimental Validation of a Computational Effective Dynamic Thermal Energy Storage Tank Model. Energy 2018, 152, 840–857. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.017.

Carballo, J. A.; Bonilla, J.; Roca, L.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Palenzuela, P.; Alarcon-Padilla, D.-C. Optimal Operating Conditions Analysis for a Multi-Effect Distillation Plant According to Energetic and Exergetic Criteria. Desalination 2018, 435, 70–76. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.12.013.

de la Calle Alonso, A.; Bayon Sandoval, A.; Hinkley, J.; Pye, J. System-Level Simulation of a Novel Solar Power Tower Plant Based on a Sodium Receiver, PCM Storage and SCO2 Power Block. AIP Conf. Proc. 2018, 2033, 210003. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067205.

de la Calle Alonso, A.; Bayon Sandoval, A.; Soo Too, Y. Impact of Ambient Temperature on Supercritical CO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle in Arid Locations: Finding the Optimal Design Conditions. Energy 2018, 153, 1016–1027. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.04.019.

Garcia, J.; Soo Too, Y.; Padilla, R. V.; Beath, A.; Kim, J.-S.; Sanjuan, M. Dynamic Performance of an Aiming Control Methodology for Solar Central Receivers Due to Cloud Disturbances. Renew. Energy 2018, 121, 355–367. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.01.019.

Garcia, J.; Soo Too, Y.; Padilla, R. V.; Beath, A.; Kim, J.-S.; Sanjuan, M. Multivariate Closed Control Loop Methodology for Heliostat Aiming Manipulation in Solar Central Receiver Systems. J. Sol. Energy Eng. 2018, 140, 310101–310117.

Kim, J.-S.; Potter, D.; Soo Too, Y. Sensitivity Study on the Off-Ideal Design and off-Design Operation of Tubular Solar Receivers. AIP Conf. Proc. 2018, 20333, 1~7. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067055.

Luu, M. T.; Milani, D.; McNaughton, R.; Abbas, A. Advanced Control Strategies for Dynamic Operation of a Solar-Assisted Recompression Supercritical CO2 Brayton Power Cycle. Appl. Therm. Eng. 2018, 136, 682–700. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.03.021.

Olivares, R.; Young, D.; Nguyen, T.; Marvig, P. Resistance of High Nickel, Heat-Resisting Alloys to Air and to Supercritical CO2 at High Temperatures. Oxid. Met. 2018, 80 (1/2), 1–25. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11085-017-9820-7.

Vasquez Padilla, R.; Soo Too, Y.; McNaughton, R.; Stein, W. Multi-Objective Thermodynamic Optimisation of Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycles Integrated with Solar Central Receivers. Int. J. Sustain. Energy 2018, 37 (1), 1–20. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2016.1166109.

Wang, Y.; Potter, D.; Asselineau, C.-A.; Corsi, C.; Wagner, M.; Kim, J.-S.; Blanco, M.; Pye, J. Comparison of Optical Modelling Tools for Sunshape and Surface Slope Error. AIP Conf. Proc. 2018, 2033, 210020. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067222.

Xu, L.; Stein, W.; Kim, J.-S.; Soo Too, Y.; Minghuan, G.; Zhifeng, W. Transient Numerical Model for the Thermal Performance of the Solar Receiver. Appl. Therm. Eng. 2018, 141, 1035–1047. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.05.1.

Xu, L.; Stein, W.; Kim, J.-S.; Wang, Z. Three-Dimensional Transient Numerical Model for the Thermal Performance of the Solar Receiver. Renew. Energy 2018, 120, 550–566. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.055.



Aghaeimeybodi, M.; Ramirez Santigosa, L.; Beath, A. A Study on the Impact of Time Resolution in Solar Data on the Performance CSP Plants. Renew. energy 2017, 109, 551–563. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.024.

Bonilla, J.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Margarita, R.-G.; Roca, L.; Valenzuela, L. Study on Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Models with Different Degree of Complexity for Process Simulation and Control Design. Appl. Therm. Eng. 2017, 124, 1425–1440. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.06.129.

Bonilla, J.; Roca, L.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Dormido, S. Dynamic Model of a Molten Salt – Gas Heat Recovery System for a Hybrid Renewable Solar Thermal Power Plant. Rev. Iberoam. Automática e Informática Ind. RIAI 2017, 14, 70–81. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.riai.2016.11.003.

Soo Too, Y.; Diago, M.; Cassard, H.; Duffy, G.; Benito, R.; Navio, R. Thermal Performance and Operation of a Solar Tubular Receiver with CO2 as Heat Transfer Fluid. J. Sol. Energy Eng. 2017, 139, 041004 1-9. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036414.



de la Calle Alonso, A.; Roca, L.; Bonilla, J.; Palenzuela, P. Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of a Double-Effect Absorption Heat Pump. Int. J. Refrig. 2016, 72, 171–191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.07.018.

Jiang, Y.; Sun, Y.; Liu, M.; Bruno, F.; Li, S. Eutectic Na2CO3-NaCl Salt: A New Phase Change Material for High Temperature Thermal Storage. Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2016, 152, 155–160. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.04.002.

Roca, L.; Sanchez, J. A.; Rodriguez, F.; Bonilla, J.; de la Calle Alonso, A.; Berenguel, M. Predictive Control Applied to a Solar Desalination Plant Connected to a Greenhouse with Daily Variation of Irrigation Water Demand. Energies 2016, 9 (8), Article 194. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/en9030194.

Vasquez Padilla, R.; Soo Too, Y.; McNaughton, R.; Stein, W. Thermodynamic Feasibility of Alternative Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycles Integrated With an Ejector. Appl. Energy 2016, 169, 49–62. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.02.029.

Aghaeimeybodi, M.; Beath, A. Impact of Cost Uncertainties and Solar Data Variations on the Economics of Central Receiver Solar Power Plants: An Australian Case Study. Renew. Energy 2016, 93, 510–524. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.016.



Sutter, F.; Fernández-García, A.; Heller, P.; Anderson, K.; Wilson, G.; Schmücker, M.; Marvig, P. Durability Testing of Silvered-Glass Mirrors. In Energy Procedia; 2015; Vol. 69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.110.

Coventry, J.; Andraka, C. E.; Pye, J.; Blanco Muriel, M.; Fisher, J. A Review of Sodium Receiver Technologies for Central Receiver Solar Power Plants. Sol. Energy 2015, 122, 749–762. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.09.023.

Fernández Peruchena, C. M.; Blanco Muriel, M.; Bernardos, A. Increasing the Temporal Resolution of Direct Normal Solar Irradiance Series in Different Climatic Zones. Sol. Energy 2015, 115, 255–263. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.02.017.

Fernández Peruchena, C. M.; Gastón, M.; Sánchez Gónzalez, M.; García-Barberena, J.; Blanco Muriel, M.; Bernardos, A. MUS: A Multiscale Stochastic Model for Generating Plausible Meteorological Years Designed for Multiyear Solar Energy Yield Simulations. Sol. Energy 2015, 120, 244–256. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2015.07.037.

Hinkley, J.; McNaughton, R.; Pye, J.; Lipinski, W.; Lovegrove, K. Current and Future Status of Solar Fuel Technologies in Australia. J. Japan Inst. Energy 2015, 94 (3), 182–188.

Olivares, R.; Young, D.; Marvig, P.; Stein, W. Alloys SS316 and Hastelloy-C276 in Supercritical CO2 at High Temperature. Oxid. Met. 2015, 84 (5), 585–606. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11085-015-9589-5.

Tzouganatos, N.; Dell ’Amico, M.; Wieckert, C.; Hinkley, J.; Steinfeld, A. On the Development of a Zinc Vapor Condensation Process for the Solar Carbothermal Reduction of Zinc Oxide. JOM 2015, 67 (5), 1096–1109. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1356-1.

Vasquez Padilla, R.; Soo Too, Y.; Beath, A.; McNaughton, R.; Stein, W. Effect of Pressure Drop and Reheating on Thermal and Exergetic Performance of Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycles Integrated with a Solar Central Receiver. J. Sol. Energy Eng. 2015, 137 (5), 051012 (12p). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4031215.

Vasquez Padilla, R.; Soo Too, Y.; Benito, R.; Stein, W. Exergetic Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycles Integrated with Solar Central Receivers. Appl. Energy 2015, 148, 348–365. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.03.090.


These and other publications and reports can be accessed via the DOI or from the CSIRO Publications Repository.