Vast Solar plans “Concentrated Solar Power gigafactory” for heliostats and receivers in Queensland

Australian concentrating solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to establish a “CSP gigafactory” to manufacture its heliostats and solar receivers on Australian soil, after a successful trial at a pilot plant. The company – which is hoping to develop a 30 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant with 12 [...]

New fractal-like concentrated solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology. The receivers were designed and studied as part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project and are [...]

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