U.S. funding announced for innovative concentrated solar power projects

The Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) 2023 funding opportunity will award $6.5 million for seedling R&D projects that focus on innovative and novel ideas in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). Announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), they are seeking projects that [...]

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Pasadena AI-Assisted Concentrated Solar Power Company Appoints New Director, Forms Strategy Committee to Boost Growth

Pasadena-headquartered Heliogen, Inc., a renewable energy company providing AI-enabled concentrated solar power, announced a new member appointed to its Board of Directors and changes in the board’s roles and committees. The company has appointed Roger A. Lazarus as a new board member and established a new Corporate Strategy Committee to advise [...]

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Concentrated solar power has one huge advantage: the energy can be converted into electricity even when the Sun isn’t shining

James McKenzie believes that “concentrator solar power” could be the answer to our environmental woes. The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in Nevada uses thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight onto a tank of water at the top of a tower, with the resulting steam being used to drive turbines. (Courtesy: [...]

Next-Generation Concentrating Solar Power Particle Receivers Enable Inexpensive Electricity Generation with Energy Storage

To help propel new forms of renewable energy, the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has been encouraging development of next generation concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. CSP systems offer a distinct advantage over photovoltaics by enabling energy storage through means other than batteries. CSP uses a field [...]

DOE To Build Concentrated Solar Power Demonstration Facility At Sandia National Lab

Sandia Labs is building a concentrated solar power demonstration facility that is scheduled for completion in 2024. Remember when a camp counselor showed you how to use a magnifying glass to burn your name onto a piece of wood? That’s essentially what concentrated solar power or CSP does. An [...]

New Mexico will host a new concentrated solar power plant that could kill coal, gas, and nuclear energy all at once

Fans of concentrating solar power have weathered a storm of criticism over the years, but the dream just won’t die. They speak of a 100-megawatt facility that can deliver electricity 24/7, just like a nuclear power plant but without the risk factor and the fancy price tag, too. That’s asking [...]

Sandia breaks ground on its Gen-3 particle-based Concentrated Solar Power tech demo

The pilot at Sandia will demonstrate its next-generation high-temperature concentrated solar technology that can be used for energy storage, power production, industrial process heat, or solar fuel production. Among the challenges addressed during the particle-based high-temperature solar technology developed at Sandia is that at any one time, almost 3 tons [...]

DOE allots $1.6 billion to decarbonize coal country

“Today, Treasury and IRS, in partnership with DOE, announced the intent to release approximately $4 billion in a first round of tax credits for projects that expand U.S. supply chains for clean energy technologies and critical materials for clean energy technology production, and for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions [...]

2023-02-14T17:19:09+00:0014-02-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

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