U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE funds solar research and development (R&D) in power tower (central receiver) systems as one of four concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies aiming to meet the goals of the SunShot Initiative. More than 50 MW of power from CSP power towers are installed in the United States, Spain, and Germany. The SunShot Initiative funds (R&D) on power tower 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.
National Laboratory Awards
Learn about other DOE competitive awards for concentrating solar power research that are in progress.