US DOE to boost thermochemical energy storage with $20 M for new research projects | CSP World | Concentrated Solar Power News | Science Wow Factor |

US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new funding opportunity (FOA). The “Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS)“ program will award $20 million to up to 24 projects to research and develop thermochemical energy storage (TCES) systems to be applied to Concentrated Solar Power technology.

Projects awarded under this FOA will focus on development and validation of integrated TCES systems with a minimum of six hours of thermal storage to be used in utility-scale CSP plants. Furthermore, TCES system must validate a cost below $15 per kWh-thermal and will operate at temperatures above 650 ºC.

Via Jorge Alcauza