A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. For the first time ever, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun, a startup out of Bay Village, Ohio, developed the new design that could help cut the [...]
The U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to expand the SunShot program after hitting its 2020 goals to trim utility-scale solar costs to $0.06/kWh — or under $1 per watt — three years early. Under the new goals, the popular program plans to cut utility-scale solar costs in half [...]
A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]
Science magazine, an internationally renowned journal for scientific research, features SunShot Initiative concentrating solar power (CSP) research in its late spring edition. The article highlights the use of carbon dioxide in CSP plant power cycles and the dramatic improvements that can be made in plant efficiency while cutting costs. [...]
Hyperlight Energy (La Jolla, CA, US) a developer and manufacturer of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology, on August 1st, 2016 announced that it was selected by the U. S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to receive a USD 1.5 million award to develop a pilot CSP production line in San [...]
On 8th Sep, 2015, at the 63th floor of Park Hyatt, Beijing. As the hotel’s world top fine positioning, America-based SolarReserve is committed to globalizing the industry pioneer’s world-class molten salt storage tower CSP technology to mass commercialization. Shrouded by haze, that environment seemed “relatively appropriate” to talk about Solar [...]
The DOE seeks to support research into technologies that have the potential to dramatically increase efficiency, lower costs, and deliver more reliable performance.