From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs [...]
SunPower, Stion, SolarReserve, UtilityAPI, EnergySage and others win funds to advance solar innovation, as agency faces cuts under Trump budget. The $46.2 million in grant money comes from the DOE's Sunshot Initiative, a national effort in support of adopting solar energy and making it more affordable to all Americans [...]
Science magazine, an internationally renowned journal for scientific research, features SunShot Initiative concentrating solar power (CSP) research in its late spring edition. The article highlights the use of carbon dioxide in CSP plant power cycles and the dramatic improvements that can be made in plant efficiency while cutting costs. [...]
Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce power when needed—even when the sun isn’t shining. The [...]
President Donald Trump’s advisers have recommended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) freezes a loan program that supported the construction of renewable energy and nuclear power plants, including NRG Energy's 392 MW Ivanpah plant in California, Bloomberg reported February 8. Trump's transition team has called for a halt to new [...]
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 [...]
Hyperlight Energy (La Jolla, CA, US) a developer and manufacturer of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology, on August 1st, 2016 announced that it was selected by the U. S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to receive a USD 1.5 million award to develop a pilot CSP production line in San [...]
On 8th Sep, 2015, at the 63th floor of Park Hyatt, Beijing. As the hotel’s world top fine positioning, America-based SolarReserve is committed to globalizing the industry pioneer’s world-class molten salt storage tower CSP technology to mass commercialization. Shrouded by haze, that environment seemed “relatively appropriate” to talk about Solar [...]
The Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar power by developing innovative low-cost concentrated so
DOE has granted USD 4.9 million to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) so it could manufacture and test certain components for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power will begin commercial operation before the end of March, and SolarReserve’s south-central Nevada solar project won’t stumble out of the gate the way power-tower forerunner Ivanpah
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is increasingly providing clean, sustainable energy for U.S. nation’s homes, businesses and industries.
The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California.