Turning up the heat
Sandia is partnering with Flowserve Corp. and Kairos Power LLC on a $2.5 million, three-year Department of Energy Advanced Valve Project grant to lower the cost and boost the efficiency of concentrating solar power in the U.S.
“We’re expecting to support significantly bringing down the concentrating solar power levelized cost of energy to 5 cents per kilowatt-hour, per DOE 2030 baseload targets,” said Ken Armijo, seen checking for deterioration of a molten salt valve from corrosion at Sandia’s Molten Salt Test Loop.
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