2009 Power Tower Project Summary 2016-12-02T18:47:09+00:00

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Category Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Security, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
year 2009
author Gregory J. Kolb, Cheryl M. Ghanbari, Clifford K. Ho, Nathan P. Siegel

Due to the resurgent interest in solar power towers by US industry (Solar Reserve, eSolar, and BrightSource), DOE funded Sandia to work with industry to support near-term commercial projects. R&D to support the development of electricity-generating power towers had been suspended by DOE for many years prior to the resumption of the work described here.

Since 2004 DOE has funded Sandia to work with other research organizations to develop solar methods of producing hydrogen. In 2008 Sandia tested a leading power-tower approach, known as the solid-particle receiver.