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A Novel Pilot Project With Concentrated Solar Power For Wastewater Treatment In Arizona

Reported from CSPPLAZA: A novel test project 98 kW Heat2Hydro–Rackam test wastewater treatment system was started up in Surprise this summer in Arizona. This pilot system demonstrates the use of solar thermal energy to efficiently dry the sludge byproduct generated from wastewater treatment process and to evaluate the effectiveness of …

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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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The University of London has developed advanced micro-gas turbine technology for thermal power generation

The professors of Engineering academics at City, University of London, have successfully developed a state-of-the-art micro gas turbine technology operated by solar power which can generate up to 6kW of electricity. The Optimised Microturbine Solar Power system (OMSoP), is led by Professor of Energy Engineering, Professor Naser Sayma. Recently, Professor Naser Sayma and …

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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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Will CSP Plants Operat at 2000℃ by 2019 with New Silicon-based TES System?

Reported from CSPPLAZA: In order to  compete against other renewable energy sources, CSP developers must continue to lower storage costs. Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP developers. Compared with conventional heat engines, experts are looking for other storage mediums to achieve higher efficiency rates. TES systems represent 10 to …

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SaltX develops new energy storage technology to reduce energy consumption and energy storage costs by about 33%

Reported from CSPPLAZA: Recently, Sweden SaltX Technology Company (Referred to as SaltX) introduced a new energy storage technology, which mainly uses the salt crystals and its solution to store and release heat under the action of chemical reactions at different temperatures. This new technology can be applied to solar-thermal power …

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Innovative Thermal Energy Storage benefits waste heat utilization

Tata Steel operates one of Europe’s largest steel production facilities in IJmuiden / Netherlands. Currently, large energy potentials are released to the atmosphere, through intermittent high temperature exhaust gases. Implicit economic benefits of this waste heat remain untapped. Finding an effective way to recover and reuse this energy will not …

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