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The Cyprus Institute's second annual NESTER School has successfully concluded.  You can read more about it in this article.


Watch presentations from the 2017 NESTER School, listed below:

Week 1 - Day 1

Role of CST in the Energy System of the Future - by Nestor Fylaktos
Parabolic Troughs - by Cyril Calliot
Solar Resource - by Jeff Cumpston

Week 1 - Day 2

Linear Fresnel - by Alaric Montenon
Solar Dishes - by Michela Lanchi
Solar Energy Harvesting with Heliostats - by Aristides Bonanos
Power Cycles for CSP Plants - by Gilles Flamant

Week 1 - Day 3

Alternative Applications for CST Energy - by Luca Turchetti
The Case for Cogeneration - by Nestor Fylaktos

Week 1 - Day 4

CSP Economics: Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches - by Nestor Fylaktos

Week 2 - Day 1

Derivation of Error Sources for Experimentally Derived Heliostat Shapes - by Jeff Cumpston
Design of Molten Salt TES Systems - by Raffaele Liberatore
Introduction to TES for CST Plants - by Luca Turchetti
Molten Salts as TES Medium - by Elisabetta Veca

Week 2 - Day 2

Equipment, Design, Optimization & Integration of Latent Heat TES Systems - by Rocio Bayón
TES in Concrete - by Raffaele Liberatore
Thermoclines: General Concepts and Integration in a CSP Plant - by Esther Rojas

Week 2 - Day 3

Very High Temperature TES - by Jacob Karni
Phase Change Materials - by Rocio Bayon
Equipment, Design, Optimization & Integration of Latent Heat TES Systems - by Esther Rojas

Week 2 - Day 4

Optimization of TES Scheduling - by Jeff Cumpston
Thermochemical Energy Storage - by Rocio Bayón

6th - 16th November 2017

This School, the second of a series of annual Autumn Schools on Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST), is directed to graduate (Masters and Doctoral) students and to early career professionals.

The school offers a fast paced comprehensive overview of the field, to be followed by intermediate and advanced lectures on selected topics of keen interest to the field, delivered by world experts.

Visits and hands-on activities will take place in the state-of-the-art research infrastructures of the Cyprus Institute.


2017 NESTER School Program

NESTER School Program Week 1


NESTER School Program Week 2

Download the 2017 NESTER School Program




Prof. Manuel Blanco

The Cyprus Institute

Prof. Aristides Bonanos

The Cyprus Institute

Dr Nestor Fylaktos

The Cyprus Institute

Michela Lanchi


Raffaele Liberatore


Dr. Costas Marakkos

The Cyprus Institute

Dr Alaric Montenon

The Cyprus Institute

Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas

The Cyprus Institute

Luca Turchetti


Elisabetta Veca