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 [...]

TESS technology for concentrated solar power plants

Technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and partner organizations have won nine 2019 R&D 100 awards. The awards program, sometimes called the ​"Oscars of Innovation," honors revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. Argonne submitted 12 technologies, eight [...]

Sodium-based Vast Solar Combines the Best of Trough & Tower Concentrated Solar Power to Win our Innovation Award

At the 2019 SolarPACES Conference, Vast Solar took the SolarPACES Technical Innovation Award for their use of high temperature sodium-based HTF in tower CSP, presented in their paper: Vast Solar: improving performance and reducing cost and risk using high temperature modular arrays and sodium heat transfer fluid. Their design appears [...]

Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants could meet the electricity-on-demand role of coal and gas

The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can't look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]

24/7 Power: The future of Concentrated Solar Power

Despite the continuously falling costs of solar and wind power, renewable energy continues to grapple with the issue of storing energy produced from sun and wind when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. Lithium batteries store energy from the sun to provide it when needed, even if [...]

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Concentrated solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels as a viable source of power for commercial and heavy industries around the world, including mining operations. Curtin is collaborating with international renewable [...]

EPRI to Lead $5 Million DOE/NETL Project to Test Concrete Thermal Energy Storage Technology

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to lead a pilot project to test concrete thermal energy storage (CTES). Participants in the $5 million project will design, construct, and test a CTES system to [...]

Application of BCMC Storage & Heat Exchange System in Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated Solar Power is a green form of clean energy. The whole life cycle is environmentally friendly, the energy storage cost is low, the technology is mature, the power output is stable and controllable, and it has peak-shaving capability and can be used as a basic power source. The [...]

Is concentrated solar power (CSP) forecast to contribute to energy storage over the next five years?

In addition to PSH and battery storage, concentrated solar power can provide large-scale energy storage, but the way CSP solar thermal storage characteristics differ from those of PSH and stationary batteries prevents direct comparison. Nonetheless, most concentrated solar power plants deployed over the outlook period are expected to include thermal [...]

Scientists Develops Special Fluid To Store Concentrated Solar Power

Scientists in Sweden have developed a specialised fluid, called a solar thermal fuel that can store energy from the sun for well over a decade. "A solar thermal fuel is like a rechargeable battery, but instead of electricity, you put sunlight in and get heat out, triggered on demand," Jeffrey [...]