Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage specialization (STARS)


Contents of the course

The Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master specialization education program offers a very innovative formation and training in all solar thermal energy sciences and technologies.

This includes a unique focus on Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), Solar Fuels (e.g. hydrogen generation, carbon dioxide reduction), etc. The STARS specialization also offers the exceptional opportunity to learn practical skills on many solar thermal facilities.

During the specialization semester education program, students will acquire:

Multidisciplinary skills

Optics, Thermal transfer, Materials science,
Thermodynamics, Energetics, etc.

Unique skills in system simulation

Work with industrial software and numerical tools dedicated to CSP design and simulation

Experience on unique solar facilities

Hands-on lab work on solar experiments
Visits of solar furnaces, solar tower, CSP plants, etc.

Solar labs

During hands-on lab work sessions, students will use original solar facilities. These sessions illustrate theoretical concepts approached during lectures and tutorials, regarding heat transfer and storage, concentration optics, materials science, etc.
And you get to cook a meal using solar energy!

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Technical visits

PROMES solar facilities

Students will visit Themis solar tower (Targasonne, near Font-Romeu) and Microsol’R parabolic trough (next to the solar furnace). Both are part of PROMES-CNRS laboratory research facilities and visits are ensured by expert researchers and engineers in the field.

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Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Microsol'R parabolic trough solar facility PROMES-CNRS
Themis global view
Themis solar tower
Nice view from the top of Themis solar tower (100 m)
Themis heliostats upclose
Microsol’R parabolic trough with thermocline storage
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eLlo SUNCNIM Fresnel solar power plant

Students will have a unique occasion to visit and exchange with project responsible engineer of eLLO solar thermal power plant by SUNCNIM company. It is the world’s first Fresnel solar thermal power plant with an energy storage capacity, implanted in Llo, near Font-Romeu.

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Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
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Termosolar Borges parabolic trough solar power plant

Students will visit Termosolar Borges hybrid biomass-parabolic trough solar thermal power plant in Les Borges Blanques, near Lleida in Spain.

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Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Termosolar Borges parabolic trough solar power plant
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See also