News Archives - 2012
November 30, 2012
A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an analysis of concentrating solar power integrated with thermal energy storage, using simulations created by recognized, commercially available software. The analysis quantifies the incremental operational value of CSP with TES in multiple scenarios, and will help utilities, grid operators, and state regulators to verify that this technology offers significant value as a dispatchable source of energy.
November 27, 2012
Golden, Colo., November 9, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and collaborators released a 20-year updated version of the U.S. National Solar Radiation Database, a web-based technical report that provides critical information about solar and meteorological data for 1,454 locations in the U.S. and its territories.
July 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has joined the newly-formed Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes comprising three internationally renowned research institutions.
June 27, 2012
Device combines infrared camera with GPS and software to identify failing receivers at concentrating solar power plants.
February 14, 2012
NREL analysis says thermal energy storage can give photovoltaic power the grid flexibility it needs to meet demand at peak hours.
February 8, 2012
A promising Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology that uses a stationary receiver tube and an array of mirrors mounted near the ground can now be accessed within the System Advisor Model (SAM), which predicts annual energy production, hourly performance and return on investment.