Storage

Can concentrated solar power act as energy storage? DOE wants to know more

The Department of Energy has issued a formal request for information on methods to allow concentrated solar power (CSP) to commercially deploy as cost-competitive energy storage by generating electricity through turbines running on supercritical carbon dioxide, rather than the steam-driven generators used in many existing CSP facilities. CSP has struggled [...]

Storage for advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Ellen B. Stechel, a professor of practice in the School of Molecular Sciences and co director of ASU LightWorks®, received $3.3 million for a project to develop long term storage for advanced concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants. Year round, day and night, on demand power generation is the next solar [...]

Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first Concentrated Solar Power plant

Modular Concentrated Solar Power developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Concentrated Solar Power with storage can meet mining operators' demand needs. Vast Solar's quest to [...]

NREL Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop a Long-Duration Thermal Energy Storage Technology

ARPA-E has challenged researchers to innovate a storage technology that can be deployed in almost any location and charge and discharge electricity, at a low fixed cost per cycle, for up to 4 days. 

The DAYS (Duration Addition to electricitY Storage) challenge is to supply an unmet market need – [...]

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Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

On November 11, Athens time, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a state visit to Greece, had face-to-face conversation with Greek Prime Minister Mizutakis in Athens. And after the meeting, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Mizotakis witnessed the text exchange of Greece MINOS 50MW CSP project financing [...]

Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

The synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal power plant, located in the Qinghai province, was carried out. Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has successfully carried out the synchronization [...]

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost [...]

TESS technology for concentrated solar power plants

Technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and partner organizations have won nine 2019 R&D 100 awards. The awards program, sometimes called the ​"Oscars of Innovation," honors revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. Argonne submitted 12 technologies, eight [...]

China beam-down Concentrated Solar Power pioneer predicts 30% cost reduction

The developer of the world's first commercial beam-down Concentrated Solar Power plant predicts a four-fold hike in thermal efficiency for a larger 200 MW plant. As CSP developers seek new ways to cut costs, a new 50 MW beam-down tower plant in China will provide valuable insights into an emerging [...]

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Rebirth of SolarReserve’s 450 MW Likana Brings Concentrated Solar Power Supply Chain Hope for Chile

This week, the Cerro Dominador Group/EIG Global Energy Partners bought the Likana Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project from US-based SolarReserve, which was unable to complete the project. SolarReserve had already developed Likana by accomplishing the preliminary work of siting and monitoring local DNI and taking it through Chile’s environmental permitting [...]

247Solar modular & scalable concentrated solar power tech to be marketed to mining by ROST

ROST International Trading Ltd and 247Solar Inc have announced an exclusive agreement for ROST to market 247Solar’s modular, scalable concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to the worldwide mining industry. The 247Solar Thermal Storage System™ stores the sun’s energy as heat instead of electricity, eliminating the need for costly batteries, to [...]

Sodium-based Vast Solar Combines the Best of Trough & Tower Concentrated Solar Power to Win our Innovation Award

At the 2019 SolarPACES Conference, Vast Solar took the SolarPACES Technical Innovation Award for their use of high temperature sodium-based HTF in tower CSP, presented in their paper: Vast Solar: improving performance and reducing cost and risk using high temperature modular arrays and sodium heat transfer fluid. Their design appears [...]

STE project survey on Concentrated Solar Power stakeholders mapping

We would like to invite you to take part in the CSP stakeholders mapping survey launched by the HORIZON-STE project to support the creation of consortia that will fulfil the SET-Plan goals by participating in R&I projects and/or First-of-a-Kind plants. HORIZON-STE is a Horizon2020 funded project aiming at supporting the [...]