Solar thermochemical processing: Challenges and changes

Robert Palumbo, Stephan Möller, Aldo Steinfeld

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A strategy for conducting solar chemistry research is presented. It focuses on the development of technology and knowledge that offers society energy options from its current dependence on fossil fuels. The strategy shifts the traditional requirement from expecting a solar process to be economically competitive with current fossil fuel processes to being economically competitive with the best currently available sustainable energy options. The approach is illustrated with a current solar energy research program for producing Zn from ZnO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-430
Number of pages14
JournalHigh Temperature Material Processes
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


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