Everyone is aware that the 21st century will be marked by major climate changes that result in an increase of the average temperature of our planet. Therefore, we must think different and review our global approach especially in the field of energy by using natural and renewable sources. Such approach involves developing new materials that could meet scientific and technological challenges. Although the use of solar energy for electricity production using photovoltaic cells is well known today, the use of other technologies such as Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is under development and could produce 25% of global electricity by 2050. Here is an overview of a collaborative works carried out both at the ICCF in France and the School of Microelectronics, at Beihang University in China. Advanced research results helped do draw, at the end, some perspectives on types of promising coatings suitable for the targeted technology.