Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with thermal energy storage is a potential solution that reduces the variability of the aggregate renewable energy portfolios and provides a wide range of operational and reliability benefi
Concentrated Solar Power with thermal energy storage is much more competitive when the comprehensive net grid system costs of the CSP plant are compared to wind energy or solar photovoltaics (PV).
Novatec Solar says the new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant uses a process called direct molten salt or DMS technology – where inorganic salts are used as a heat transfer fluid rather than oils.
Updated report features the latest valuations of Concentrated Solar Power with thermal storage and a new, expanded international section.
For his PhD thesis Fritz Zaversky has carried out research into storage systems for thermal energy. In concrete, he has focused on simulation models for the behaviour of solar thermal energy power plants.
SRI has signed an agreement with the US DOE to conduct jointly-funded research to support development of high-temperature thermochemical energy storage systems for concentrating solar power (CSP).
Australian technology developer Vast Solar has begun construction of a 6MWth (1.1MWe) concentrated solar thermal power station with three hours storage – the first stand alone plant of its type to be built in Australia.
One of the world’s leading developers of solar energy says that concentrated solar power tower technology with storage will be competitive with baseload gas generation by 2020.
DOE’s SunShot Initiative is working to develop concentrated solar power technologies and make solar energy cost competitive with traditional forms of electricity by the end of the decade.
Masdar Institute and NEST AS are planning to develop a large-scale thermal energy storage technology (TES) pilot in Masdar City in preparation for MENA's emerging Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry.
SEIA, Abengoa and SolarReserve will be participating in a free to view webinar about CSP’s storage capabilities and the potential for new projects.
New Concentrated Solar Power CSP)technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem.
Recent figures have revealed that there is over 1.2 GW of energy storage capacity (excluding pumped hydro) in operation or development in the United States.