storage

Molecule to store solar energy developed

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds. A possible long-term use of the molecule is to capture solar energy efficiently and store it for later consumption. The current results have been published in the Journal of the American [...]

Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal's present footprint on the global energy production [...]

Why invest in Concentrating Solar Power?

Why is Bill Gates backing a CSP company?  What is oil major ENI doing with a CSP start-up? Why has Zurich airport agreed to purchase aviation fuel from a CSP company? Why are investors purchasing operating CSP plants? Many investors have written-off CSP in favour of investments PV and wind. [...]

EnergyNest has produced a new type of modular thermal battery able to store waste heat for hours, days or even weeks

When you think about humanity’s impact on the climate, images of airplane and car exhaust fumes may spring to mind. Yet aviation and cars only account for 2% and 6% of global carbon emissions, respectively. Another sector — which hardly anyone ever talks about — has higher emissions than [...]

Concentrated Solar Power builders modify tower storage to combat heat swings

Global learnings on the impact of 'transient' risks on Concentrated Solar Power tower systems are driving improved storage tank piping and all-welding techniques, experts told New Energy Update. In a bid to accelerate deployment, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published June 12 the world's first best practices [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power project and the new storage system

At the end of February, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi outlined the company's long-term strategy for the next three decades, which set out how the business will become more sustainable and increase its focus on low carbon energy. The plan, which has a target to cut the group's absolute lifecycle emissions [...]

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Abengoa to install first retrofit Concentrated Solar Power storage pilot

Falling PV costs may have curbed Concentrated Solar Power growth, but they are also accelerating hybrid CSP-PV deployment. In Spain, CSP operators are designing new storage systems that can be retrofit to existing plants to provide dispatchable power at night. As PV and wind capacity grows, the value of [...]

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CSNP to build 1GW Concentrated Solar Power +Storage Project in Northwest China

On March 27th, 2020, China Shipbuilding New Power Co., Ltd (shorted as CSNP) signed the Agreement to invest and develop its 1 GW concentrating solar power (CSP) and storage project with Chayouzhongqi government. CSNP, a Chinese state-owned enterprise with strong commitment in CSP, plans to invest CNY 25 billion to [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Storage for a 100% Clean Energy Southwest

A recent forum in Sacramento sponsored by the World Bank and SolarPACES brought together Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) developers with energy buyers in the US western states to learn from each other how CSP’s low cost thermal energy storage (CSP+TES) fits in with a future 100% renewable grid. The ATA [...]

Abengoa eyes Concentrated Solar Power storage role at climate-hit coal plants

Concentrated Solar Power and molten salt technology could help coal-fired generators decarbonize without closing sites, but price support will be needed, experts told New Energy Update. While many CSP developers are seeking to directly compete with coal-fired power generation, a small group of players see opportunities in working with coal plant [...]

Hybrid Solar-Energy–Harvesting Device Enables Uninterrupted Power

Integrated system simultaneously harvests and stores concentrated solar power with low losses for 24/7 power under all conditions. Researchers at the University of Houston have designed a device that efficiently captures solar energy and stores it for use by applications for the internet of things (IoT) and industrial IoT. Unlike [...]

Storage for advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Ellen B. Stechel, a professor of practice in the School of Molecular Sciences and co director of ASU LightWorks®, received $3.3 million for a project to develop long term storage for advanced concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants. Year round, day and night, on demand power generation is the next solar [...]

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost [...]