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Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.
SolarReserve hits a milestone on a 110-megawatt solar power plant that will have between 10 and 15 hours of energy storage in tanks of molten salt for supplying Nevada.
With funding for the government's loan program set to expire at the end of the week, investors have been watching to see what deals will be completed before time runs out.
State approves commercial-scale solar plant using molten salt to store heat energy and increase capacity for electricity generation.
Solar thermal plants to retain heat and produce power even on sunless days.
Department of Energy will spend $62 million on projects designed to increase the output of concentrating solar power systems by adding hours of heat storage.
Researching technology breakthroughs is worthwhile, but people in renewable energy say the U.S. needs to speed up installation of products to lower costs and stay competitive globally.
SolarReserve lands deals to build concentrating solar power plants that can deliver power even with the sun isn't shining by using heated salt as storage.
The Spanish site, which just received the necessary permit to start construction, will use hot, liquefied salt to store solar energy once the sun is down.
Plus: presidential candidates on climate policy, solar prices start their fall, reality checks on the progress of alternative energy and efficiency, SolarReserve melts salt to store sunlight.