U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

SunShot Initiative

Linear Fresnel

DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in linear Fresnel systems as one of four CSP technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. Linear Fresnel systems, which are a type of linear concentrator, are active in Germany, Spain, Australia, India, and the United States.

The SunShot Initiative funds R&D on linear Fresnel systems and related aspects within the industry, national laboratories and universities to meet the SunShot goals. An extensive set of core capabilities at the national laboratories support the R&D endeavors.

Industry Awards

National Laboratory Awards

University Awards

Core Capabilities

Learn about other DOE competitive awards for concentrating solar power research that are in progress.