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: , , |

Six decades of concentrated solar power know-how aids today’s researchers, engineers

Sandia National Laboratories began studying the power of the sun to produce utility-scale energy in the 1960s. Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility was commissioned in 1978, spurred by the oil crisis of 1973. Many of the documents detailing the design, construction and research conducted at the world’s first multimegawatt [...]

World’s longest-operating solar thermal facility is retiring most of its capacity

The Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) facility in California’s Mojave Desert retired five of its solar plants (SEGS 3 through 7) in July 2021 and plans to retire a sixth (SEGS 8) in September 2021, based on information submitted to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and published in its Preliminary [...]

2021-09-20T18:27:33+00:0020-09-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Biden administration says solar power could jump from 3 percent to 40 percent of US power by 2035

The Biden administration says solar power could make up 40 percent of U.S. energy generation by 2035 if the nation makes “historic investments” to pump up renewable energy projects. A memo published by the Department of Energy (DOE) Tuesday details how President Biden’s proposed investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal [...]

2021-08-17T18:05:55+00:0017-08-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

How a DOE Solar Desalination Award Detoured an Oil Industry Startup’s Plan

Ten years as a patent attorney with Exxon Mobil initially predisposed Gary Katz to see purification of “produced water” at oil wells as the market for the off-grid desalination startup he founded and bootstrapped in 2016, aiming to use the industry’s own wasted gas it flares onsite. “We realized there [...]

Australia-US thermal storage technology progresses to demonstration phase

Next-generation solar thermal energy storage technology developed in partnership with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) has reached a major milestone, with the United States Department of Energy announcing it will fund commercial-scale testing. The technology, which has been produced with input from CSIRO, the Australian National University and [...]

For 100% Renewables, DOE Speeds-up Storage Policy

A Federal energy project funded through the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity has initiated workshops designed to help state utility regulators determine best practices in policies to enable carbon-free energy storage technologies and, in particular, long duration energy storage, as renewable energy standards ramp up towards a [...]

U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next decade as part of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the United States’ power sector by 2035. The U.S. Department of Energy said the goal accelerates its previous utility-scale solar cost [...]

Sandia Labs to build solar power testing center in New Mexico

Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded a $25 million contract to build, test and operate a new solar power test facility on its campus in New Mexico. Using a concentrated beam of sunlight to heat up sand-like particles, lab officials say the system will be able to produce thermal energy [...]

New DOE Funding for Concentrated Solar Power: Webinar April 12

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (FY21 PV and CSP) funding program, which will provide $39.5 million for projects that will advance solar PV and CSP research and development (R&D) and help eliminate carbon [...]

2021-03-26T18:39:37+00:0026-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |
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