|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage 2022
||Materials and Manufacturing for High Temperature Concentrating Solar Power Applications
||Kamala Raghavan, Vijaykumar Rajgopal, Nikkia McDonald, Avi Shultz
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants capture the sun’s energy from the heliostat field and convert it to thermal energy which can be stored and dispatched on-demand to generate electricity. DOE’s is targeting a cost of $0.05/kWhe for baseload CSP plants primarily focusing on high-efficiency sCO2 Brayton cycle, operating at temperatures higher than 700C and pressures of approximately 300 bar. These harsh conditions demand innovation in new material and fabrication technologies. To this end the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is supporting research in traditional high temperature alloys, MAX phase materials, cermets, and ceramics along with appropriate fabrication and material processing technologies. This presentation will discuss the ongoing material and fabrication research work supported by SETO and will present a longer term material and manufacturing strategy for high-temperature CSP components.
||High-Temperature Materials, Energy Conversion and Storage,