Southwest Research Institute

US turbine leap boosts prospects for smaller Concentrated Solar Power plants

Tests at the world's highest-temperature sCO2 turbine indicate lower costs and faster ramping will make even smaller Concentrated Solar Power plants competitive, U.S. researchers told New Energy Update. Engineers at General Electric (GE) and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) recently completed testing of the world's highest temperature supercritical carbon dioxide [...]

SwRI to use DOE grant for Concentrated Solar Power technology

DOE has granted USD 4.9 million to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) so it could manufacture and test certain components for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.