Argonne National Laboratory

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 [...]

Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone Turbine Receive U.S. DOE Commercialization Funds for Thermal Energy Storage Technology

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory and Capstone have received funding from the DOE Technology Commercialization to refine Argonne’s high-efficiency, fast-charging and fast-discharging thermal energy storage system (TESS) [...]

Argonne Labs makes solar thermal energy storage 20 times better to enable concentrated solar power plants to provide power at night

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have designed an inexpensive thermal energy storage system that will be significantly smaller and perform more than 20 times better than current thermal systems. Argonne’s thermal energy storage system relies on a “phase-change” material that melts as it stores [...]