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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

 Reported from CSPPLAZA:  Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used to test molten salt storage systems and individual components in a globally unique form. One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- …

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SunShot Plans to Fund Solar Thermal Desalination Research

Reported from CSPPLAZA: The SunShot Initiative intends to release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for solar desalination technology, which supports research, development, and potential demonstration of early- stage technologies. Rather than utilizing high-value electricity as an energy input, solar thermal desalination can achieve lower costs than current reverse osmosis systems by lowering …

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US Department of Energy funds Terrafore’s Phase Change Energy Storage Test designed to operate in temperatures to greater than 800°C

Recently, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released funding to the Argonne National Laboratory for a scaled-up round of independent testing of Terrafore Technologies’ innovative encapsulated thermal energy storage in phase change salts, designed to operate in temperatures to greater than 800°C  in a single tank which can act as both …

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Abengoa Will Likely Need to Sell Many of Its Renewable Energy Projects to Avoid Financial Collapse

A fire sale of Abengoa projects around the world is looking increasingly likely as the Spanish infrastructure developer faces bankruptcy. Abengoa was already planning to sell its Khi Solar One concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa back in September, according to a shareholder market update filed with Spanish …

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