In an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats used in tower CSP, three research groups have launched the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon). In this effort, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar [...]
It is rare for an innovation in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to go from the lab to commercial in just 5 years. The biggest obstacle to advancing potential cost-cutting improvements in novel CSP technologies is getting them deployed in commercial projects. Risks are high when every CSP plant must be [...]
Australian concentrated solar power (CSP) technology firm Heliostat SA has teamed up with California-based SolarReserve to produce tracking mirrors for the latter’s 150-MW Aurora plant in South Australia. The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will work together on the development of plans and [...]
The aim of the Brazilian R&D project SMILE is to construct two industrial solar process heat systems, powered by solar energy and biofuel, that will generate both heat and electricity. In addition to the demonstration plant at the University of São Paulo, or USP for short, a second installation [...]
Concentrated solar power is still in an early-enough stage of maturity that even small breakthroughs in the design and operation of heliostats can slash associated electricity costs. Heliostats typically account for one-third to one-half of the initial capital cost of a new CSP field. Therefore, it is no surprise [...]
Heliostat’s CEO Jason May said the firm is on track to develop 50-MW and 100-MW projects initially. It aims to deliver the 1-GW solar projects portfolio in solar-rich regions of India.
Gravita India has signed a MOU with Heliostat SA Proprietary, South Australia for development of industrial Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) thermal applications for metal recycling