Energy and Fuel Cell Laboratory

Solar panels soaking in the sun


Affordable and Efficient Concentrating Solar Power

High volume energy storage and power dispatch is possible using large scale concentrating solar thermal technologies, but how can this technology scale like photovoltaics?  Dr. Li’s research is focused on finding a high-temperature heat transfer fluid to advance the efficiency of concentrated solar thermal power to develop the next generation of CSP technology. This is a MURI Project funded by the Department of Energy (Perry Li et al.)


UA Engineering Leads $5.5M DOE Project to Create Low-Cost Solar Energy

Research Lead

Dr. Peiwen (Perry) Li
Professor Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Director, Energy and Fuel Cell Laboratory