How will the pellet tower Concentrated Solar Power system lift several tons of hot sand?

Sandia Laboratories, USA, recently published a paper on the heat transfer cost analysis of using sand particles such as bauxite as heat transfer medium to transfer heat at temperatures up to 1500°C in tower solar thermal (CSP) power generation technology. The subject is one of the first to fully investigate [...]

Sandia Labs R&D Helped SolarReserve hit low price record of 6 cents for concentrated solar power

According to Kevin Smith, the CEO of SolarReserve; the company that is first to sell CSP at 6 cents/kWh, the record-low CSP price was largely due to their receiver and heliostat research. The 150 MW Aurora CSP project will sell power day or night to the South Australian Government at [...]

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