THE CSP ERA NET HAS RECEIVED 8 SUBMISSIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE JOINT CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS FOR INNOVATIVE DEMONSTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT ACCELERATE CSP ENERGY CLOSED 10 January 2020.
The objective of the call is to support transnational research and innovation projects that bring innovative concentrated solar power energy solutions closer to commercial deployment and encourage industrial participation to leverage public sector investment.
As one of its core activities to support technical progress and awareness building in this area, the SolarPACES conference, initiated in 1980, is the foremost symposium for the who's who in concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems, offering a forum for...
DOE prioritizes supercritical CSP in latest funding round
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to provide up to $44 million to CSP-related R&D projects in its latest $125.5 million funding round for solar technologies, the DOE said February 5.
The department is to provide a total of $39 million to one or two projects that build and demonstrate supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton cycle technology, it said. The systems must achieve thermal energy storage at temperatures of between 550° C and 630° C.
It is rare for an innovation in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to go from the lab to commercial in just 5 years. The biggest obstacle to advancing potential cost-cutting improvements in novel CSP technologies is getting them deployed in commercial projects. Risks are high when every CSP plant must be built at utility-scale and must make money right away.