Research Topic 2010: Heat Storage for Concentrating Solar Power
For the third time international institutes and universities were awarded with the E.ON Research Award on September 25, 2010 in Berlin.
With this call E.ON supports projects that help use findings in heat storage for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). CSP technology is a renewable resource which emits virtually no CO2 and can provide security of supply. It significantly reduces use of fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, and increases locally-produced clean energy. CSP is the lowest cost of the technologies available to convert solar power to electricity. When combined with thermal energy storage, CSP technology demonstrates great potential by its ability to deliver power when it is needed at a reasonable price.
The five prize winners presented their projects at an event jointly run by E.ON and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin's "ewerk". In addition to the awards ceremony, a podium discussion on the theme of solar energy attracted many high-level participants. Ranga Yogeshwar acted as moderator.
Further information about the winner projects can be found under "Projects".