We are committed to our transition to at least 50 per cent renewable energy in Queensland by 2030,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Solar thermal converters, which can absorb light across the entire solar spectrum and convert it to heat at remarkably high efficiencies, offer a highly promising pathway for solar-energy harvesting.
This important milestone marks SolarReserve’s third approval of a solar thermal project that will provide Chile with a non-intermittent, 24-hour supply of energy – at a price competitive with fossil fuel based generation.
Utilizing SolarReserve’s proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Tamarugal Solar Project in the Tarapacá region of Chile, will be comprised of three 150 megawatt (MW) solar thermal towers, each with 13 hours of full load energy storage.
So far, solar thermal products were generally based on metal components that conduct heat, absorb a high fraction of solar radiation and emit little infrared radiation to prevent thermal loss.
How will the technologies for the production of electricity from solar energy develop in the coming decades?