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, [...]

Heliogen Achieves Key Milestone on Project Funded with up to $50M from Woodside and $39M from U.S. Department of Energy

Heliogen, Inc. (NYSE: HLGN), a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced that the company has achieved a key development milestone, transitioning from design into testing and implementation of its supercritical CO 2 (sCO 2 ) power generation system to be utilized to generate carbon-free electricity for [...]

Concentrated Solar Power explained

Solar thermal power/electric generation systems collect and concentrate sunlight to produce the high temperature heat needed to generate electricity. All solar thermal power systems have solar energy collectors with two main components: reflectors (mirrors) that capture and focus sunlight onto a receiver. In most types of systems, a heat-transfer fluid [...]

2022-03-04T14:44:32+00:0004-03-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Getting Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) down to $0.05 per kWh

The U.S. Department of Energy is funding research to get the cost of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) down to $0.05 per kWh. One key element of that research is the materials used to absorb and store the heat energy. Three categories of materials are being looked at: liquid (i.e. molten [...]

NREL Pioneer Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Concentrated Solar Power Research

When it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) research, Mark Mehos has seen the industry growth and solar boom firsthand. Mark Mehos has pioneered thermal systems research at NREL and worldwide since 1986. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL CSP technologies—capturing sunlight to produce heat that drives thermoelectric generation systems—had their [...]

2022-02-25T18:17:28+00:0025-02-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

NREL Researchers Delve into Use of Heat Transfer Mediums for Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrating solar power (CSP) has long held promise as a renewable energy technology. To spur CSP industry advancement and achieve an energy cost goal of 5 cents per kWh, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gen3 CSP program is funding research to explore the potential of several heat transfer mediums. [...]

2022-02-20T11:31:23+00:0020-02-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Info on SETO 2022 Funding for CSP/CST Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (CSP) Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) funding program, which will award up to $25 million for innovative research and development projects in CSP technologies. These projects will accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of solar technologies. CSP technologies offer value as [...]

2022-02-09T17:29:53+00:0009-02-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

NREL Starts SETO-Funded Study of Wind Impacts on Solar Collectors

High wind loads increase structural design costs of concentrating solar power (CSP) collector structures, such as heliostats and parabolic troughs. In a new two-year project, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work with the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office [...]

2022-01-13T12:00:36+00:0013-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

These 25 Advanced CSP & CST Technologies to Share $33 Million US DOE Funding

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Funding Program (SETO FY21 PV and CSP) funds research and development projects that advance PV and Concentrated Solar Power to help eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector. Solar reactors for high-temperature thermochemistry are among the breakthrough technologies to receive US [...]

2021-10-21T16:47:19+00:0021-10-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

The Economics of Running Concentrated Solar Power as a Capacity Resource in the 100% Renewable Future

A new paper to be published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management: X: Using Concentrating-Solar-Power Plants as Economic Carbon-Free Capacity Resources – develops an approach to assessing the capacity contribution from CSP plants with thermal energy storage in a future Southwestern US grid once there is a very high [...]

2021-10-21T16:30:44+00:0021-10-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

DOE concentrated solar power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded nearly $40 million to 40 projects that are advancing the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies necessary for achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s climate goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035. Specifically, the projects will reduce the cost of solar technologies [...]

US may require 39 GW of Concentrated Solar Power to decarbonise

The full decarbonisation of the US power grid could require 39 GW of CSP capacity with thermal energy storage (TES) and potentially far greater levels, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said in a report published September 8. The U.S. currently has around 2 GW of installed CSP capacity, three [...]

2021-10-14T19:19:48+00:0014-10-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |
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