April 23–25, 2013

The SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013 served as a forum for awardees to exchange ideas with others in the CSP research and development portfolio. The event fostered collaborative and synergistic opportunities for awardees while engaging external stakeholders including industry, utilities, regulatory agencies, financiers, and other federal agencies in the emerging CSP technologies supported by the SunShot Initiative.

The review meeting featured technical presentations from each awardee, keynote addresses on emerging trends and opportunities, and a half-day tour of the Solana Generating Station—a 280-megawatt (MW) utility-scale concentrating solar power plant with thermal energy storage built by Abengoa Solar. Solana is one of the largest solar power plants in the world and employs the largest thermal energy storage system ever constructed.

Below are the available presentations.

Plenary Presentations

Technical Presentations

CSP Systems
Power Cycles
Solar Collectors
Thermal Receivers
Thermal Storage and Heat Transfer Fluids