New solar thermal tower key component of national energy goals

March 10, 2023 12:35 pm Published by

Sandia hosted a Feb. 16 groundbreaking ceremony to begin the construction of a new solar tower at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility. The tower is part of the $25 million award announced by the DOE to include the building, testing and demonstration of a next-generation concentrating solar thermal power plant.

The project is part of DOE’s effort to develop concentrating solar power technology that may provide clean, utility-scale electricity. The knowledge gained through this research will help address the country’s climate goals of 100% carbon-pollution-free electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

“Proof of this new CSP technology could be an important piece in how we advance climate security, both globally and locally,” Associate Laboratories Director Andy McIlroy said.

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