The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a study that suggests Thermal Energy Storage (TES) can make money for utilities.  The study relies on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) for the energy source. Keep in mind the study is coming from a government entity. The report, “Simulating the Value of Concentrating […]

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a thermal energy storage system that uses parallel concrete plates.  The new system is a structured thermocline system which can be bodies of water, such as oceans and lakes, for example, but also smaller units that contain fluids or gas – with distinct boundaries separating layers […]

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