Concentrating Solar Power

Developing and testing CSP technologies for the Department of Energy, industry and the world for over 40 years.

The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) program performs research and development on next generation CSP at Sandia National Laboratories National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The CSP team works with Sandia researchers in New Mexico and California to develop CSP technologies for electricity, process heat, hydrogen and fuels. The CSP team also partners with other National Labs, universities and with industry to develop CSP from concept to large-scale testing at the NSTTF, the only large-scale high-flux testing facility in North America. The goal of the CSP program is to support the CSP industry, and provide solutions that assist a large-scale adoption of CSP.

See how Sandia’s CSP Team is using the power of the sun to roast green chile.

Margaret Gordon, Manager

For more information including tour availability, please contact:

Ben Jackson, Administrative Assistant

505-844-1445

csp@sandia.gov

Thermal Energy Storage Paradigms with featured guest Dr. Charles Forsberg

PLEASE NOTE: All site visits to the National Solar Thermal Test Facility must be arranged in advance due to security requirements. A virtual tour is also available.