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Brayton Energy, under the CSP R&D FOA, is looking to demonstrate the viability and economics of a new concentrating solar thermal power conversion system.

Approach

The project focuses on designing and testing the power conversion system and integrating this system with a solar concentrator (dish), demonstrating system performance and viability. A series of component tests and critical technical milestones are planned prior to the final system test.

A 320-square-meter dish with Brayton Energy's power conversion module and a 200-kWe turboalternator and solar receiver."

Innovation

The system is an innovative concept, incorporating a very large dish with a Brayton-cycle engine and compressed air storage.

Learn about other DOE competitive awards for concentrating solar power research that are in progress.