Decarbonization Avenue : Concentrated Solar Power


Challenges with heat transfer fluids

Presently, several different types of heat transfer fluids (HTF) are used in commercial CSP plants,including air, water/steam, thermal oils, organics and molten salts. However, all of these materials have their own disadvantages as HTFs.

Relevant for

  • Operations & maintenance professional
  • Business/management consultant
  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Chemical engineer

Innovation sector

  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • Material sciences
  • Renewable energy sciences

Other Challenges


  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher