-- This project is inactive --

Abengoa, under the Thermal Storage FOA, is looking at innovative ways to reduce thermal energy storage (TES) system costs.

Approach

The project objectives are to:

  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction in near-term TES systems
  • Identify two mid-term TES options with greater opportunities for cost reduction
  • Demonstrate the TES options with the best cost reduction potential for parabolic troughs plants in the near and mid-term

Innovation

Abengoa is evaluating several topologies for parabolic trough plants with storage and performing cost comparisons to determine relative advantages. Two topologies are being selected for development into system demonstrations.

Final Report

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