Findings demonstrate increasing importance for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems with thermal energy storage.
The report found a wide range of total land use requirements for solar power plants across technologies
Saudi Arabia is planning to move aggressively into renewable energy, with plans to install more solar and wind power in the next 20 years than the rest of the world has installed to date.
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.
Under the constraints of the study, NREL found CSP to have a total value between USD 0.097 and USD 0.135 per KWh.
The NREL has released a report into the performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage, studying its advantages over photovoltaics in California.
The US NREL has released a new report which finds that concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage can provide significant value for utilities.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies.
At a 20-megawatt concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, some 10,000 mirrors reflect sunlight onto 10,000 receiver tubes, each of which must operate efficiently to get the maximum impact from the sun.
A promising Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology that uses a stationary receiver tube and an array of mirrors mounted near the ground can now be accessed within the System Advisor Model (SAM).
Falling panel costs make PV appealing, mandates demand solar energy on the grid—concentrated solar thermal power can make both easier. CSP result in greater use of non-dispatchable solar PV and wind energy.
Solaflect notes that project is one of two Concentrating Solar Power projects funded through the DOE's SunShot Incubator program in late 2011.