The 4th Doctoral Colloquium and Summer School of SFERA-III was held from 11 to 15 September 2023 by DLR in Cologne (Germany).
Regarding the SFERA-III Doctoral Colloquium, the number of participants was 46, including 35 PhD students from different partners of the project and 11 tutors. 31 abstracts have been received and 31 presentations were given.
The event was divided into 5 main sessions:
- Session 1 – Solar Systems
- Session 2 – Solar Optics
- Session 3 – Solar Water Treatment
- Session 4 – Solar Fuels and Materials
- Session 5 – Solar Receivers
The book of abstracts, including the full programme of the colloquium, can be downloaded here.
A technical visit to the DLR Solar Tower in Jülich was also organized on Wednesday 13th afternoon.
The SFERA-III Summer School’s topic was “Smart CSP: How Smart Tools, Devices, and Software can help improve the Design and Operation of Concentrating Solar Power Technologies”. The number of participants was 74 (50 onsite and 24 online).
The program of the Summer School can be downloaded here.
Find out and download the non-confidential presentations of the SFERA-III Summer School below:
- Introduction to Smart CSP by Daniel Maldonado Quinto, DLR
- A meteorological forecast and simulation pipeline tool for a more efficient management of Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) Plants by Eduardo Zarza Moya, PSA CIEMAT
- Condition monitoring in solar process heat applications by Hannes Laget, Azteq
- Towards a fully automated flux density prediction using data driven models by Max Pargmann, DLR
- Model predictive control for molten salt solar tower receivers by Rudolf Popp, Institute of Automatic Control
- Optimization and automation of the operational strategy of a CSP reactor for thermochemical hydrogen generation by Prof. Jörg Lampe, RFH University of Applied Sciences, Cologne
- 5G and IoT Platform for CSP by Inga Miadowicz, DLR, Solar Research
- The Role of Business Models and SSH in Helping Solar Technologies Succeed by Dr. Pinar Derin Güre, METU
A technical visit to the DLR facilities in Cologne was also organized on Friday 15th after the talks.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802