Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), with Department of Energy (DOE) sponsorship, has made substantial contributions over the last 35+ years in all aspects of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies. These include component technologies (i.e., reflector designs, receivers, thermal storage); advanced metrology solutions (i.e., beam characterization, reflective facet metrology, reflector system alignment); prototyping and characterization using our solar furnace, dish platforms, and the nation’s only research-based solar tower and heliostat field; and high-fidelity modeling of CSP components and systems. In addition, SNL has collaborated with industry in deploying and commissioning commercial projects, and advanced research and development in the CSP field.
SNL is seeking proposals from commercial partners who would like to invest in the development of new solar thermal technologies and/or validation of their technological concepts using SNL’s expertise and infrastructure. Together, we intend to create or improve solar thermal technologies applicable to US manufacturing or deployment. Utilizing EERE-provided funding, SNL will match 30% of the Sandia labor costs for selected proposals for a period of up to two years.
SNL is seeking proposals for collaborative partnerships with industrial partners who have interest in the design, development, and manufacturing of next generation high efficiency solar thermal technologies.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.