Energy and Climate


SunShot Meetings & Workshops

On November 9, 2012, in


Dish Test Facility

On September 26, 2012, in

This area of the site allows industry partners to install full-scale solar dishes for long-term reliability testing and evaluation. There are currently ten SES dishes and six Infinia dishes at this location. The site also includes two SNL-developed solar dishes that are available for research. Solar dishes can be used for the high-temperature portions of […]

Molten Salt Test Loop

On September 26, 2012, in

The molten salt test loop directly supports the SunShot goals by providing development for thermal energy storage costs ≤$15/kWhth and by allowing greater collection efficiencies and higher-temperature operation for linear Fresnel and trough systems through utilization of molten salt HTF. The facility also provides a means of performing accelerated lifetime testing on components, thus reducing […]

SunShot Grand Challenge: Regional Test Centers

Joshua Stein speaks about the benefits of the Regional Test Centers (RTCs) and how they will further advance the DOE SunShot goals.

SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum

Sandia will be a participant in the upcoming SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum. The SunShot Initiative is leading the first in a series of Energy Department Grand Challenges that address the scientific, technological, and market barriers to achieving breakthroughs in national energy challenges. The SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum will convene the […]

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