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Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

On November 24, 2012 the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) began testing of the Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) solar receiver shroud.  Fifteen days of solar testing are scheduled for this testing.  The flux levels on the shroud range between 100 and 500 suns.  The work is sponsored by PWR in cooperation with the Department […]


On November 9, 2012, in

SunShot Photovoltaics & Distributed Systems Integration Research Concentrating SolarPower Research SunShot News SunShot Events Sandia’s research in solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) helps advance the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to decrease total cost of solar energy systems by 75% by 2020 and make solar energy cost-competitive with […]

Recent Solar Highlights

On October 31, 2012, in

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CSP Images & Videos

On September 26, 2012, in

Image Gallery Videos Concentrating Solar Power Image Gallery A picture says a thousand words, especially on the World Wide Web. Both Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (collectively known as “SunLab” within the CSP Program) maintain extensive databases of photographs, many of which are available for public use. These photos illustrate the […]

CSP Industry Links

On September 26, 2012, in

Please note that by clicking the links below, you will be redirected to a non-federal Web site. The following sites are subject to the DOE disclaimer. Trough Systems CLFR Power Towers Acciona Abengoa Sener Solar Millennium SkyFuel Siemens Ausra SPG/Mann SkyFuel Abengoa Brightsource Energy SolarReserve eSolar Dish Engine Systems Molten Salt Components   CleaNergy Schlaich […]

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