Concentrating Solar Power: Solar Energy on Demand

Live Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
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Concentrating solar power (CSP) is a solar electricity generation technology that captures and stores the sun’s energy in the form of heat, using materials that are low cost and materially stable for decades. This makes CSP with thermal energy storage (TES) an effective solution to a key challenge associated with integrating high levels of renewable energy into the electric grid -- namely how does one deliver energy from renewable, but intermittent sources, while maintaining essential reliability and stability protocols for the grid.

People who may gain insight from the presentation include those 1) involved in the selection or evaluation of electric generation sources 2) interested in energy security, sustainability or carbon-emission reduction and 3) exploring the application of solar thermal technologies for process heat or power generation.


Craig Turchi

Dr. Turchi has been with the Thermal Systems Group at NREL for the past nine years, where he leads NREL’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Systems Analysis task and assists with the development and assessment of heat-transfer fluids, thermal-storage concepts, and advanced power systems.Read more
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