Solar-thermal receiver–reactor units are being developed to harness the technology’s potential for use in both electrical power generation and materials processing industries. However, there is still substantial work needed to commercialise the technology and a key facet to this is the design of suitable
The objective of this thesis was to describe a control system design methodology for a solar-thermal receiver–reactor.
A prototype receiver–reactor currently being developed for application within a novel concentrated solar power system, is taken as the case study. The prototype receiver–reactor has been manufactured and is in the process of being commissioned for testing within the ANU high-flux
solar simulator facility.