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Can concentrated solar power act as energy storage? DOE wants to know more

The Department of Energy has issued a formal request for information on methods to allow concentrated solar power (CSP) to commercially deploy as cost-competitive energy storage by generating electricity through turbines running on supercritical carbon dioxide, rather than the steam-driven generators used in many existing CSP facilities. CSP has struggled [...]

How to Commercialize sCO2 With Concentrated Solar Power?

The goal of this RFI is to assess how we can accelerate the commercialization of sCO2 integration with CSP. Today, the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a new request for information (RFI) about the integration of advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles and thermal energy storage with concentrating [...]

2019-11-13T09:16:16+00:0013-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the United States will host the world’s biggest conference on concentrating solar power (CSP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In October 2020, SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), a program of the International Energy Agency, will bring together researchers from around the [...]

Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

Atlantica Yield has signed the purchase of 100 percent of ASI Operations to Abengoa, the company that provides the operation and maintenance services of the Solana and Mojave concentrated solar power plants in the United States. The amount of this transaction, sealed on July 30, is [...]

UC Davis Selected to Receive $2.2 Million Award to Advance Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Researchers will develop innovative additively-manufactured heat exchangers for Solar Thermal Power Generation. The University of California, Davis was selected to receive a $2.2 million dollar award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar technologies. UC Davis will advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) [...]

2019-07-11T16:23:34+00:0011-07-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Rising wind energy and PV capacity in Texas will improve the business case for Concentrated Solar Power

Rising power demand and renewables in Texas could support several gigawatts of Concentrated Solar Power capacity in the 2030s but gas and battery prices remain a key risk for developers, Caitlin Murphy, Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update. Cost reductions [...]

2019-05-08T18:39:22+00:0008-05-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

May 1st Deadline for DOE $33 Million for Concentrated Solar Power R&D

Up to $33M is available under the US Department of Energy SETO office to support the development of low-cost storage technologies for Concentrated Solar Power that make solar-thermal energy available on demand. In addition, the office is seeking projects that lower Concentrated Solar Power costs by supporting the development of [...]

2019-04-10T13:15:43+00:0010-04-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project

Tthe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. [...]

2019-03-27T13:46:57+00:0027-03-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

US allocates $12 million to high-temperature Concentrated Solar Power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $12 million of federal funding to 15 projects that will research high-temperature CSP components and systems, the DOE announced October 23. "These projects will develop materials and designs for collectors, power cycles, and thermal transport systems that can withstand temperatures greater [...]

2018-10-31T15:18:45+00:0031-10-2018|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Sandstone Concentrated Solar Power to offer storage below $90/MWh to California utilities

Boosted by streamlined permitting and falling costs, Sandstone project developer SolarReserve is preparing to enter into power purchase talks with Californian utilities in the coming months, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. California’s SolarReserve is among a group of solar developers hoping to benefit from recent streamlining [...]

Nevada Concentrated Solar Power Towers Bridge Trump, California Energy Agendas

The Trump administration plans to fast-track one of the world’s largest solar power projects—10 “power towers"—providing renewable energy for 1 million Californians. But it could potentially kill wildlife, especially birds flying through the heat of its concentrated sunlight. SolarReserve LLC is proposing to build a 2-gigawatt concentrating solar-thermal power plant [...]

SolarReserve Applauds Partner Sandia National Laboratories’ 40 Years of Concentrated Solar Power Research

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, for forty years Sandia National Laboratories has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization at its world-leading National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The facility’s primary goal is to provide experimental engineering [...]