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SolarReserve’s Aurora Solar Project Signs MOU for 13,000 Heliostats of Aurora Solar Energy Project

US solar developer SolarReserve has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian firm Heliostat SA, to cooperate on manufacturing and assembling heliostats and heliostat components for the 150 MW Aurora CSP project that SolarReserve is developing in Port Augusta. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a thermal form …

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Sandstone Concentrated Solar Power Is to offer Energy Storage Under $90/MWh to California Utilities

Under the impetus of streamlined permitting and falling costs, Sandstone project developer SolarReserve is preparing to enter into power purchase talks with Californian utilities in the coming months, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. California’s SolarReserve is among a group of solar developers hoping to benefit from …

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Sandia CSP Industry Leaders And Government Representatives Celebrate 40th Anniversary of The World’s First Multimegawatt Solar Tower

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, the world’s first multimegawatt solar tower has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization since it was commissioned at Sandia National Laboratories in July 1978. The solar tower is a key component of a specific …

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DOE Granted RPI’s Liu $1.8M to Advance Concentrating Solar Power Research

Li (Emily) Liu, an associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to receive a $1.8 million award for the study of high-temperature molten-salt properties and corrosion mechanisms. Li (Emily) LiuThe award …

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