Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) – Node 4 (Materials degradation and asset management)

Next-generation, high-temperature solar thermal power plants will put greater demands on materials. Developing better practices for materials selection and plant operation and maintenance can lead to improved plant lifetimes and reduced costs, enhancing the cost-effectiveness of solar thermal energy overall. This project investigates materials compatibility and degradation mechanisms, and provides guidance through models of plant operational parameters and maintenance scheduling. 

Funding / Grants


Other Team Members

Dr Michael Cholette Dr Teng Ong Professor Richard Clegg


Other Partners

Flinders University


Australian National University


University of South Australia

Vast Solar