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Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Jointly Engage in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for Stirling CSP System

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Cleanergy have signed an agreement to jointly engage in research on thermal energy storage (TES) system for Cleanergy’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Stirling-based solar electricity technology. Cleanergy and Masdar Institute will under the agreement conduct research and development to determine the optimal TES …

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Particle Receivers Cutting the Cost of Solar Thermal Energy will Get First Commercial Trial in Saudi Arabia

A new solar technology is twice as efficient, cutting the cost of solar thermal energy, by raising operating temperatures to 1,000°C, almost twice the 565°C molten salt temperature in current concentrated solar power (CSP) tower plants. For most innovative research in clean energy, the dreaded “Valley of Death” after lab …

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What Does MinWaterCSP Do to Reduce Cooling System Capital and Operating Costs in CSP Plants?

MinWaterCSP aims to reduce the annual water consumption of a CSP plant through a number of complementary measures while maintaining or even improving thermal efficiency and reducing capital costs. This is done through a holistic combination of next generation technologies in the fields of hybrid dry/wet cooling systems, axial flow …

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New breakthrough for Particle Receiver Which Can Reach and Store a Maximum Temperature of Over 1,000℃!

The Institute for Solar Research tested the particle receiver CentRec for the first time with concentrated solar radiation in the DLR solar thermal power plant in October. In previous tests, the researchers had already irradiated smaller models under laboratory conditions with artificial sunlight. In the Solarturm Jülich, the temperature at the …

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NREL is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in CSP plants with nickel-based coatings

To store heat and generate electricity,the next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, such as molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius . At those high temperatures, however, common alloys used in the heat exchangers, piping, and storage vessels of CSP systems are eaten away by …

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