South Africa: Solar storage capacity to increase

Connect with us:

Image: solarpowerworldonline.com
In efforts to increase South Africa’s solar energy storage capacity, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), through Solar Energy Technologies, has partnered with SolarReserve to advance concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development.
As part of its FY2018 Solar Energy Technologies Office funding program, the DoE is using a $2 million contract to develop next generation technology that will optimize CSP technology projections of the next decade.
The research and development side of the project will be conducted by SolarReserve, in partnership with South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories.
Kevin Smith, SolarReserve’s CEO, said: “We are excited to participate in this initiative and aggressively drive innovation that will lower delivered cost of solar electricity that has the added benefit of round-the-clock availability through energy storage.”

Other Reads

Other Reads

Energy Capital & Power

Energy Capital & Power

Energy Capital & Power is the African continent’s leading investment platform for the energy sector. Through a series of events, online content and investment reports, we unite the entire energy value chain – from oil and gas exploration to renewable power – and facilitate global and intra-African investment and collaboration.

More from the Author

Sign up for latest news and event info

Copyright © 2022 Energy Capital & Power. Privacy Policy · Terms of Use