Energy Storage

Novel Concentrated Solar Power Design Combines the Solar Receiver with Thermal Energy Storage

Among the many international researchers inventing improvements in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), a Chinese-Finnish team has designed an interesting innovation. They propose integrating energy storage in rocks and fan-recirculated hot air into the solar receiver itself. Normally in CSP the thermal energy storage of the solar heat is in molten [...]

EnergyNest signs energy storage contract for concentrated solar power

In the global race for energy storage technologies, the Oslo-based start-up EnergyNest takes the lead. In cooperation with the Italian oil & gas major Eni the first thermal energy storage for CO2-free power generation will be built in Sicily, Italy. EnergyNest is headed by Dr. Christian Thiel. Around a dozen [...]

U.S. to develop concrete thermal storage

The U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is to lead a $5-million research project to develop concrete thermal energy storage (CTES) technology that could be used in Concentrated Solar Power and conventional power plants, EPRI announced July 1. "Concrete thermal energy storage has the potential to be significantly cheaper [...]

EPRI to Lead $5 Million DOE/NETL Project to Test Concrete Thermal Energy Storage Technology

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to lead a pilot project to test concrete thermal energy storage (CTES). Participants in the $5 million project will design, construct, and test a CTES system to [...]

Energy storage is key for the future of the concentrated solar power market

Concentrated solar power (CSP) with energy storage is an upcoming renewable technology that promises to provide cost-effective power generation with improved efficiency. Although the technology has been in existence since the 1980s, growth of CSP was hindered by a number of factors such as high cost of capital, global economic [...]

Concentrated Solar Power energy storage will bridge “dispatchable energy gap”

Concentrated solar power twinned with thermal energy storage will bridge a “dispatchable energy gap” according to a new report. The study from analytics company GlobalData forecasts a significant rise in CSP combined with storage. GlobalData power analyst Pavan Kumar Vyakaranam explained: “The influx of renewable power sources such as wind [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Molten Salt Energy Storage

The new Venture Capital (VC) firm Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) only invests in technologies they vet as both “scientifically feasible at scale” and with the potential to reduce “at least half a gigaton of greenhouse gases every year.” Along with Alfa Laval and Concord New Energy Group, BEV has invested [...]

Concentrated Solar Power with energy storage to ensure stable and reliable power supply

Concentrated Solar Power with thermal storage will bridge dispatchable energy gap according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company's latest report 'Energy Storage – A Key Determinant for the Future of Concentrated Solar Power Market' reveals that retirements of coal based plants and increase in influx of [...]

Energy storage, renewables and markets

The fact that all new power plants in Spain are expected to be renewable, added to the progressive closure of existing conventional power plants, prompts us to reflect upon the kind of market model that will enable the transition towards a low carbon energy system. This poses two fundamental questions. [...]

Scientists Develops Special Fluid To Store Concentrated Solar Power

Scientists in Sweden have developed a specialised fluid, called a solar thermal fuel that can store energy from the sun for well over a decade. "A solar thermal fuel is like a rechargeable battery, but instead of electricity, you put sunlight in and get heat out, triggered on demand," Jeffrey [...]

Luneng Haixi 50 MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project to operate this June

Luneng Haixi 50 MW Molten Salt Tower CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) Project is a crucial part of 700 MW Luneng Haixi Geermu Multi-energy Complement Integration Optimization Pilot Project, which consists of 200 MW PV, 400 MW Wind Energy, 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power and 50 MW energy storage system. The [...]

MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

MIT researchers have invented a novel method to store renewable energy, such as solar energy and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and [...]

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) [...]