Equipped with more than nine hours of thermal storage capacity, the Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant operates like a giant rechargeable battery.
The Indian government set the ambitious target of generating 100 GW of solar power by the year 2021-22 under the National Solar Mission.
They have done so by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries that power electric automobiles can be replaced with carbon material recovered from the atmosphere.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar energy to all Americans.
Concentrated solar thermal power plants use the Sun’s energy to heat water and produce steam that spins energy-generating turbines.
Industrial providers commission QUARZ to test components for solar power plants, including parabolic mirrors and absorber tubes.