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DOE Awards $21M in Grants to Cut Costs of Concentrated Solar Power Desalination

The Department of Energy sees big potential for solar thermal desalination technologies. But only if the costs can be brought down — way down. That’s the goal of the 14 solar-thermal desalination research projects that won $21 million in DOE grants last week. The projects include many new desalination technologies [...]

ORNL’s molten salt history opens door for research into concentrated solar power

Thanks in large part to developing and operating a facility for testing molten salt reactor (MSR) technologies, nuclear experts at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are now tackling the next generation of another type of clean energy—concentrating solar thermal power (CSP). The Energy Department’s Solar Energy Technologies Office [...]

DOE Announces $72M For Next-Gen Concentrated Solar Power Research

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of operational conditions. CSP technologies use [...]

U.S. Secretary of Energy announces $24 million in Concentrated Solar Power R&D funding

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced up to $105.5 million in funding for solar energy research and development, including a substantial portion for CSP research. Under the plan, the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office will invest $24 million in 21 concentrating solar power projects. These projects [...]

DOE announces $105.5 million in funding to advance solar energy technologies

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar PV and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, [...]

2018-04-17T14:18:37+00:00 17-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Dewa discusses enhancing cooperation with Department of Energy

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received HE Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy and Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, at DEWA’s headquarters in Dubai. Al Marar was accompanied by HE Dr Saif Saleh [...]

2017-10-17T11:50:31+00:00 17-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and [...]

2017-10-04T11:54:48+00:00 04-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Collector Design Could Bring Concentrated Solar Power Costs to Record Lows

Just when it looked like concentrated solar power (CSP) couldn’t get cheaper, a U.S.-based startup says it's found a way of cutting heliostat costs by a third. Skysun, of Bay Village, Ohio, is aiming to achieve the cost reduction by tying multiple heliostats -- the mirrors that reflect sunlight onto [...]

2017-10-02T13:00:56+00:00 02-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Generation 3 Concentrated Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP)

The Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) funding program will take successful, high temperature, lab-scale sub-component concentrating solar power technologies, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of conditions. This includes the development of a test facility that allows diverse teams of [...]

US to invest $15 million to concentrated solar power desalination technologies

The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs. Desalination technologies treat seawater, brackish water and generally contaminated water, offering recovered ready-to-use [...]

New Solar Collector Tech Could Lower Costs for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. For the first time ever, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun, a startup out of Bay Village, Ohio, developed the new design that could help cut the [...]

Trump’s Surprising Investment in Concentrated Solar Power

The DOE’s $62 million into concentrated solar power projects could push forward a technology that addresses a critical shortcoming of photovoltaics. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it will invest $62 million to advance the state of concentrated solar power, at the apparent expense of solar photovoltaics that [...]

2017-09-14T22:59:19+00:00 14-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Up to $62 million will support advances in CSP technologies

In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released new research today that shows the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to rapid cost declines in solar photovoltaic (PV) hardware, the average [...]

2017-09-13T14:46:26+00:00 13-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |