Technical Tour

We would like to announce a special highlight of SolarPACES 2023: the Technical Tour to CSIRO’s National Solar Energy Centre in Newcastle (see photo).


The pilot scale falling curtain particle receiver and sodium receiver will be on display and explained in detail to tour participants. Moreover, on the way to Newcastle all participants will enjoy the spectacular countryside of the Hunter Valley, famous for its world class wineries and nearby beaches.


The tour will take place on Saturday, 14th October from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.


For Australians attending the techical tour: Saturday 14th October is Referendum Day and voting is compulsory. Please investigate your options for voting early including postal voting or attending a polling place prior to the 14th.


Please note that the tour is already fully booked. 


8.00 am 

Buses depart at Sydney International Convention Centre


10.30 am            

Arrival at CSIRO National Solar Energy Centre (Newcastle). Morning tea + coffee van on site.


11.15 am            

Groups rotate around the designated stations, including beam down tower, sodium receiver, falling particle receiver and storage, solar water splitting reactor, solar reforming reactor


1.00 pm              

Departure for lunch and tasting of local Hunter Valley wines at Merewether surfhouse overlooking beach


2.30 pm              

Departure for return to Sydney


5.00 pm              

Arrival at Sydney International Convention Centre