A graphic depicting a CSP plant with a text invitation to the Gen3 CSP Summit 2021 on August 25-26, 2021

Register here for the two-day virtual event

August 25-26, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Join your colleagues in concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to learn about the outcomes of the first two years of SETO’s Generation 3 (Gen3) CSP systems funding program. Hear from DOE and CSP researchers on the future course for Gen3 technologies and the key research areas for the coming years.

The summit will feature presentations, panels, and discussions. An agenda, executive summaries of the Phase I and Phase II Gen3 Topic 1 projects, and one page summaries of all Gen3 projects are included below. Feel free to email solar@ee.doe.gov with any questions.

Summit Agenda

Some presentations and discussions occur concurrently in Track A and Track B. Participants may attend whichever session they are interested in and are not required to stay within one track.

When you register for the summit, you will receive email confirmation and links for the first day Plenary and Track A sessions, followed by a separate calendar invitation which will include links for the remaining events happening across the two days. 

August 25, 2021

Time [ET]

Session

 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

SETO Introduction and Overview of the Gen3 CSP Program

Avi Schultz, Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)

 
12-1 p.m.

Track A: Molten Chloride Salt Science

Moderated by Levi Irwin, SETO

Judith Vidal, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Kevin Robb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Brenda Garcia-Diaz, Savannah River National Laboratory

Nathaniel Hoyt, Argonne National Laboratory

Li (Emily) Liu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Track B: Solid Particle Receivers

Moderated by Matthew Bauer, SETO

Brantley Mills, Sandia National Laboratories

Hany Al-Ansary, King Saud University

Reiner Buck, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Gilles Flamant, CNRS-PROMES

1-1:30 p.m. Track A Discussion Track B Discussion
1:30-2 p.m. Break  
2-3 p.m.

Gen 3 CSP Liquid Pathway Panel

Moderated by Levi Irwin, SETO

Craig Turchi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Janna Martinek, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Youyang Zhao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Joseph Coventry, Australian National University

Kenneth Armijo, Sandia National Laboratories

 
3-4 p.m.

Track A: High Temperature Nickel-based Alloys

Moderated by Rajgopal Vijaykumar, SETO

Mark Messner, Argonne National Laboratory

Jake Boxleitner, Brayton Energy

Joseph Coventry, Australian National University

John Shingledecker, Electric Power Research Institute

Govindarajan Muralidharan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Track B: Solid Particle Characterization and Handling

Moderated by Andru Prescod, SETO

Jesus Ortega, University of New Mexico

Jeremy Sment, Sandia National Laboratories

Todd Otanicar, Boise State University

Peter Loutzenhiser, Georgia Institute of Technology

4-4:30 p.m. Track A Discussion Track B Discussion

August 26, 2021

Time [ET]

Session

 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gen3 CSP 'Gas' Pathway

Moderated by Shane Powers, SETO

Shaun Sullivan, Brayton Energy

Jake Boxleitner, Brayton Energy

Megan Kirschmeier, Brayton Energy

Ryan Bowers, Advisian

Mike Wagner, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 
12-1 p.m.

Track A: Additive Manufacturing of Gen3 CSP Components

Moderated by Kamala Raghavan, SETO

Tony Rollet, Carnegie Mellon University

Naveenan Thiagarajan, GE Research

James Kelly, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory

Track B: Metrology and Characterization of High-Temperature Media and Materials

Moderated by Matthew Bauer, SETO

Shannon Yee, Georgia Institute of Technology

Renkun Chen, University of California - San Diego

Youyang Zhao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

1-1:30 p.m. Track A Discussion Track B Discussion
1:30-2 p.m. Break  
2-3 p.m.

Gen3 CSP Solid Particle Pathway

Moderated by Matthew Bauer, SETO

Cliff Ho, Sandia National Laboratories

Hany Al-Ansary, King Saud University

Jeremy Sment, Sandia National Laboratories

Kevin Albrecht, Sandia National Laboratories

 
3-4 p.m.

Track A: Solid Particle Heat Exchangers

Moderated by Matthew Bauer, SETO

Megan Kirschmeier, Brayton Energy

Kevin Albrecht, Sandia National Laboratories

Gregory Jackson, Colorado School of Mines

Cliff Ho, Sandia National Laboratories

Track B: Components for Molten Chloride Systems

Moderated by Shane Powers, SETO

Kenneth Sandhage, Purdue University

Youyang Zhao, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Kenneth Armijo, Sandia National Laboratories

Mark Anderson, University of Wisconsin - Madison

4-4:30 p.m. Track A Discussion Track B Discussion

Gen3 Topic 1: Phase I and II Executive Summaries

Gen3 Project Summaries

Below, you can find one page summaries of the many projects involved in the Gen3 CSP effort, including projects from Gen3 CSP funding program and lab call as well as the SETO Fiscal Year 2018Fiscal Year 2019Fiscal Year 2020, CSP Lab Call, and CSP-APOLLO funding programs. These are labeled by last name of the primary investigator, project number, and project title. 

Project Summaries