Low-cost, High Concentration System for Industrial Solar Cogeneration

Pilot-scale testing of a a high concentration photovoltaic and thermal system for solar combined heat and power

Skyven Technologies, Inc.

Recipient

Richardson, TX

Recipient Location

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$39,016

Amount Spent

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Project Status

Projects Updates/The Results

The project was executed on 05/26/2021 and the project teams is currently designing its solar thermal receivers.

The Issue

The industrial sector accounts for 21% of California's total GHG emissions. A key barrier to achieving the State's statutory energy goals is a lack of renewable technologies that can produce thermal energy at a cost that is competitive with natural gas, while creating financial returns that are competitive with traditional non-concentrating photovoltaics (PV).

Project Innovation

This agreement will develop and pilot-test a high concentration photovoltaic and thermal (HCPVT) system for solar combined heat and power (solar CHP) that is cost effective, efficient and reliable in industrial applications.

Project Benefits

This Agreement will lead to technological advancement and breakthroughs to overcome barriers to the achievement of the State of California's statutory energy goals by advancing the innovation of renewable technologies that can produce thermal energy at a cost that is competitive with natural gas, while creating financial returns that are competitive with traditional non-concentrating photovoltaics (PV).

Lower Costs

Lower Costs

The system has the potential to achieve an unsubsidized levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of less than $0.08/kWh and a levelized cost of heat (LCOH) of less than $0.03 / kWh, making it simultaneously competitive with grid elec

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