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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: , , |

DOE allocated $62 million for concentrated solar power technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to expand the SunShot program after hitting its 2020 goals to trim utility-scale solar costs to $0.06/kWh — or under $1 per watt —  three years early. Under the new goals, the popular program plans to cut utility-scale solar costs in half [...]

US DOE Funds Terrafore’s Phase Change Energy Storage Test

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released funding to the Argonne National Laboratory for a scaled-up round of independent testing of Terrafore Technologies’ innovative encapsulated thermal energy storage in phase change salts, designed to operate in temperatures to greater than 800°C in a single tank that acts as both [...]

2017-09-04T11:11:22+00:00 04-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Energy 101: Concentrated Solar Power

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 [...]

2017-07-31T15:06:27+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

DOE awards $46 million for solar tech-to-market research projects

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 [...]

2017-07-14T06:44:47+00:00 14-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

SunShot Concentrated Solar Power Research Showcased in Science Magazine

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. [...]

2017-05-27T15:00:25+00:00 27-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |