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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+00:00 06-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

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+00:00 18-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

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.