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NREL Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop a Long-Duration Thermal Energy Storage Technology

ARPA-E has challenged researchers to innovate a storage technology that can be deployed in almost any location and charge and discharge electricity, at a low fixed cost per cycle, for up to 4 days. 

The DAYS (Duration Addition to electricitY Storage) challenge is to supply an unmet market need – [...]

2019-11-14T13:36:58+00:0014-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

NREL R&D Funding Will Fuel New Concentrated Solar Power Research

With seven new projects, NREL will elevate research in concentrating solar power (CSP). The projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) through a National Laboratory call for proposals. NREL's CSP work is part of the Department of Energy's CSP program, which supports early-stage [...]

NREL’s Concentrated Solar Power program is the development of low-cost

Mark Mehos manages both the Thermal Sciences R&D group and the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The emphasis of NREL’s CSP program is the development of low-cost, high-performance, and high-reliability systems that use concentrated sunlight to generate power. Mark is also the [...]

2018-04-09T17:35:25+00:0006-04-2018|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrated solar power

Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. At those high temperatures, however, the molten salts eat away at common alloys used in the heat exchangers, piping, and storage vessels of CSP systems. [...]

2017-09-18T23:38:55+00:0018-09-2017|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Debunking Myths about Concentrated Solar Power

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California (US), the world’s largest solar power plant, is a concentrating solar power (CSP) complex that uses more than 300,000 mirrors to generate electricity. On 19 May when a small fire shut down a generating tower the mainstream press jumped on the news [...]

Wisconsin Researchers Lead Effort to Advance Utility-Scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants

Reducing the cost of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-generated electricity, however, requires improving the efficiency of this conversion.

Value in Concentrating Solar Power to Add to Electric Grid Calculated

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid.