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New DOE solar technologies funding for early stage Concentrated Solar Power direct heat

The US DOE announces new 2023 solar technologies funding of $200,000 initially for early stage CSP/CST innovations, and up to $1.1 million on proof of feasibility. On December 12, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released new funding for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase [...]

New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

A California firm is converting sunlight to heat and storing it in molten salt so it can supply electricity when the wind is calm or the sun isn’t shining. The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility in Nevada is the first utility-scale concentrating solar plant that can provide electricity whenever [...]

Heliogen Receives $4.1M Federal Grant to Accelerate Development of Concentrated Solar Power Technology

Pasadena-based solar thermal energy company Heliogen Inc. on Oct. 24 announced that it is to receive a $4.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of its technology. Heliogen has been developing technology to harness the sun’s energy to [...]

Heliogen Selected for U.S. Department of Energy Award to Demonstrate First-of-its-Kind Design for Decarbonizing Cement Manufacturing

Heliogen, Inc. (Heliogen) (NYSE: HLGN), a renewable energy technology company utilizing concentrated sunlight and thermal storage to decarbonize industry, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $4,100,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of [...]

How BrightSource Protects the IP behind its Concentrated Solar Power Systems

Solar power is one of the “green” alternatives to fossil fuels that will help our world address its energy needs. In one hour, the Sun hits the Earth with more energy than is consumed worldwide in a year, according to ClimateScience.org. Yet harnessing this solar energy is complex: engineering solutions [...]

Solar Heat to Decarbonize Industries gets $13 Million Boost from DOE

DOE Announces $24 Million Awards; $10.7 Million for Gen-3 CSP and $13.2 to Advance Concentrated Solar-Thermal Technologies for Industrial Decarbonization. DOE also Releases Strategic Roadmap to Enhance Ability to Harness Solar Power, Lower Costs for Mirrors used in Concentrating Solar Power Plants. Concentrated Solar Thermal to Decarbonize Industries The U.S. [...]

SETO Fiscal Year 2022 Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Research, Development, and Demonstration Funding Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (CSP) Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration funding program supports projects that accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of CSP technology for industrial decarbonization and electrical power generation and storage. On February 8, 2022, DOE [...]

Acciona Energia Concentrated Solar Power Plant Reaches Safety Milestones

ACCIONA Energía says its Nevada Solar One Concentrated Solar Plant, located in Boulder City, Nev., has reached seven years without a recordable injury. ACCIONA Energía, world leader in renewable energy, celebrates safety milestones at five operational locations in North America.  The safety, health, and well-being of all employees, partners, and [...]

Sandia’s concentrating solar quarterly seminar addresses paradigms in thermal energy storage

Join Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility as it hosts, “Thermal Energy Storage Paradigms,” with featured guest Dr. Charles Forsberg, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., MT. This fifth session of the Quarterly Concentrating Solar Seminar Series will include: [...]

Project would make jet fuel using concentrated solar power and green hydrogen

A demonstration project in California plans to use concentrated solar power and green hydrogen to produce what its development partners said would be sustainable aviation fuels. The project will take place at concentrated solar power (CSP) provider Heliogen's demonstration facility in Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. Heliogen is partnering [...]

Acciona Energía celebrates 15-year anniversary of the Nevada Solar One Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Acciona Energía, world leader in renewable energy, celebrates 15 years of operations for its Nevada Solar One Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) located in Boulder City, Nevada.  The plant generates up to 64 MW per hour, enough to power 12,500 Nevada households on an annual basis, and it removes an estimated 92,000 [...]

ATA Webinar: Capitalize on the Coming US Grid Storage Boom

Gearing up your company to capitalize on the utility-scale energy storage boom in the US A decarbonizing grid relying on variable renewable – solar PV and wind – for the lion’s share of the energy it integrates, will over time require energy services and increasingly rely on energy storage [...]

Will the US Demo Long-duration Energy Storage in Time?

In a new study from Sandia National Laboratories; The Value of Long-Duration Energy Storage: Policy and Perception, researchers have published details regarding policies pertaining to long-duration energy storage (LDES), including feedback from  around 500 stakeholders. Respondents included representatives from utilities, governments, industry, academia, non-profits, and national labs. While for now, [...]

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