Transparent silica aerogel enables heating beyong 200 °C with unconcentrated sunlight
Jul 1, 2019

Congratulations to Lin Zhao and his collaborators for their recent work on solar receivers using optically transparent and thermally insulative silica areogels. In their work, they demonstrated heating of a blackbody absorber up to 265 °C under unconcentrated sunlight using their optimized aerogels. This study will promote cost-effective solar-thermal energy at intermediate temperatures.

Read more about their workand on MIT News.