U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS)
Open Date: 04/23/2013
Close Date: 07/23/2013
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000805
The purpose of this Amendment 002 is to:
- Clarify the units of measurement on pages 33 and 57 for proposed systems; and
- Clarify that the "state of the art" comparisons should be made to other Thermochemical Energy Storage (TCES) systems, rather than two-tank molten salt storage systems.
The purpose of this Amendment 001 is to modify Section I.C. to add the language, "TCES systems that utilize fuel cells are not of programmatic interest and will be considered noncompliant."
The Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications that integrate Thermochemical Energy Storage (TCES) systems with a minimum of 6 hours of thermal storage to be used in ≥1 Megawatt-electric (≥1 MWe) scale CSP electricity generation that have promise to achieve a cost target of ≤$15 per kilowatt-hour-thermal (≤$15/kWhth) are the focus of this FOA. Successful projects will culminate in an on-sun demonstration of the thermochemical reactor along with reliable projections of the full scale performance of the integrated storage system through the utilization of validated performance models developed as part of the research and development effort.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.