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GCC: US DOE to award up to $72M to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power systems

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:57 pm
by GRA
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/05 ... 7-csp.html
. . . The best commercially available technologies can only reach 565 °C. The high-temperature thermal systems targeted by this program seek to achieve at least 700 °C, which would boost the efficiency and lower the cost of the electricity.

If successful, these projects will lower the cost of a CSP system by approximately $0.02 per kilowatt-hour, which is 40% of the way to the office’s 2030 cost goals of $0.05 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for baseload CSP plants.

Through the Generation 3 CSP (Gen3 CSP) program, three teams have been selected to compete to build an integrated system that can efficiently receive solar heat and deliver it to a working fluid at greater than 700 °C temperature, while incorporating thermal energy storage. . . .

Re: GCC: US DOE to award up to $72M to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power systems

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:24 pm
by specialgreen
Article on a team using melted silicon as a 2200 degree C working fluid:

https://news.mit.edu/2018/liquid-silico ... nergy-1206