China CSP Conference 2024 (Dunhuang) – First Announcement and Call for Papers

Updated:2024-04-01 10:02Source:CSTA

China CSP Conference 2024 (Dunhuang)– First Announcement and Call for Papers

China Solar Thermal Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 China CSP Conference to be held from September 10-13, 2024, in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China.

Please submit your abstract by July 10, 2024.

“China Concentrating Solar Power Conference” (short-termed as China CSPC) was renamed in 2015 from the “Sanya International Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Forum” held in 2007. Under the theme of “Promoting the Development of CSP Industry through Scientific and Technological Innovation”, 17 sessions of China CSP Conference have been successfully held so far. Mr. Xu Jianzhong, permanent honorary chairman of the Conference and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, expressed that, “as the most authoritative and influential event in the field of CSP in China, China CSP Conference plays an important role in promoting the development of CSP technologies and industries in China and across the world.”

In order to further promote exchanges and cooperation in the field of CSP and related technologies, it has been planned that the 18th China CSPC will be held in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China in early September 2024. We now call for papers for China CSP Conference 2024.

I. Conference Organization

Time: Sep. 10-13, 2024 (sign-up on Sep. 10, 2024)

Venue: Tianhe Hotel, Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China


China Solar Thermal Alliance (CSTA)

Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics (CSET)

China Renewable Energy Society (CRES)

Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE)


Sun Sum New Energy Technology Co., Ltd

II. Call for papers

1. Scope: solar energy concentration, heat collection, heat transfer, thermal storage and exchange technologies, CSP system integration, grid connection, wind, PV and CSP hybrid projects, manufacturing of advanced materials and equipment for CSP, system/component reliability evaluation, solar resource assessment, solar thermochemistry, complementary power generation from solar energy and fossil fuels, optimized combination of thermal power and renewable energy, economy and cost reduction pathways for CSP, etc.

2. Paper submission: If you wish to present a paper, an extended abstract should be submitted electronically by filling-up and sending back the attached form. The submission must provide clear information that will allow us to determine the significance and quality of your work. Review criteria include originality, scientific and technical quality of the results, and relevance to the conference topics.

3. Paper acceptance: The hosts will organize experts to review all the submitted papers and determine the form of acceptance (oral speech or poster).

4. Important dates:

Registration opens: March 20, 2024

Abstracts due: July 10, 2024

Abstract decisions: before July 20, 2024

full-text posters due: September 1, 2024

oral presented materials (PPT) due: September 8, 2024

III. Conference Agenda (draft)



Sept. 10, 2024


Sept. 11, 2024

Opening ceremony and plenary session

Sept. 12, 2024

Forum 1: Solar energy concentration and heat absorption technology

Forum 2: thermal heat storage and exchange technology

Forum 3: National Science and Technology Projects

Forum 4: Solar thermal utilization technology and system

Sept. 13, 2024

Technical visits: CSP plants in Guazhou (two-towers system) and Dunhuang

IV. Conference registration

The payment of registration fee is required to attend the conference. Attendants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation expenses.


Before July 20, 2024

Before August 15, 2024

After August 15, 2024


1,900 Yuan

2,100 Yuan

2,300 Yuan


1,600 Yuan

1,800 Yuan

1,900 Yuan

General audiences

2,000 Yuan

2,300 Yuan

2,500 Yuan


A certain number of persons will be exempted from payment of registration fee in accordance with the relevant Cooperation Agreement.


1) CSTA members that have paid the membership fees for 2024 are exempt from payment of registration fees for two persons.

2) Where any attendee cannot attend the Conference after the payment of registration fee and the issuance of the related invoice, the registration fee cannot be refunded but can be used for next year’s conference.

3) Students needs to prevent Student ID and other necessary certificates when signing-up.

4) When more than three persons from the same entity attend the Conference, a 10% discount on the registration fee will be offered.

Registration fees are collected by the CSTA Secretariat. The discount date for registration fees is the actual payment date. Registration fees are to be transferred to the account detailed below.

Account Name: Zhongguancun Xinyuan Solar Thermal Technology Services Center

Account Number: 11050163990000000225

Beneficiary Bank: BEIJING BR. BAOFUSI SUBBR.China Construction Bank

V. Accommodation

Dunhuang Tianhe Hotel (No. 106, Mingshan Middle Road, Dunhuang), which is 16 km from Dunhuang Mogao International Airport, 14 km from Dunhuang Railway Station, 5km to the Mingsha Mountains (Singing Sand Dunes), 12km to the Mogao Caves.

Negotiated prices of hotel rooms for Conference attendees: 310 Yuan/night for one twin room/double room with one breakfast, 380 Yuan/night for one twin room/double room with two breakfasts.

Contact person for hotel booking: Manager Liu, 18193737711 (To ensure that the booking information is accurate, it is recommended to make reservations by SMS or email at Hours for hotel booking and consultation by phone call: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. When booking hotel rooms, please tell the receptionist that you’re going to attend “China CSP Conference”.

VI. Sponsorship

The Conference offers a diversified sponsorship program. If you intend to sponsor or do exhibition, please call the organizing team at your earliest convenience.

VII. Contact information

Ms. Fengli Du,


1. Paper Submission Template

2. Registration form

China Solar Thermal Alliance

 March 20, 2024

Attachment 1

Paper Submission Template





Author’s Employer




Mobile phone





 (about 300 words)






Brief introduction of the  author (optional)


Note: Please send this back to no later than July 10, 2024. The email topic should be “Name + China CSP Conference”.

Attachment 2

Registration form of China Concentrating Solar Power Conference

Entity Name


Representative Type

£ Author  £ Student  £ General audience

£ Sponsor/Participant

Address & Contact Person


Visit to CSP plants

£ Yes (Number of Visitors) _____     £ No



Mobile Phone














Note: Please send this form to by September 5, 2024.

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