Published in Eco Generation:
The CSIRO’s “Renewable Energy Storage Roadmap” has been endorsed by the Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association (AUSTELA), particularly its findings that outline the significant role concentrating solar thermal power (CSP or CST) will play in supplying industrial heat and long-duration storage to the nation, writes Gareth Pye.
CSP involves the capture and storage of solar power which is stored as heat – as seen above at the Torresol Energy Gemasolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia, near Seville, in southern Spain – and the technology can play a vital role in the grid as part of Australia’s path to decarbonisation.
“The ‘Renewable Energy Storage Roadmap’ is a significant contribution to the debate around the future of the energy market, outlining the vital role storage will play in reaching net zero,” says AUSTLEA spokesperson Dr Keith Lovegrove, who was an external advisor to the CSIRO roadmap team.
Read the full article here.