Pintail Power

New technology combines solar, fossil power and energy storage

International, Feb. 28, 2018, TMI Staff and Contributors

Pintail Power has announced a new patented technology that combines solar and conventional power generation with molten salt thermal energy storage to deliver low-carbon dispatchable power. The result is the production of more than ten times as much solar energy as in previous Integrated Solar Combined Cycle power plants, delivery of solar-generated energy, and Gigawatt-hour scale storage.

The new Dispatchable Solar Combined Cycle (DSCC) technology reduces fossil fuel use and green-house gases 30% below the world’s most fuel efficient Combined Cycle Power Plant. As a unique and added benefit it provides more cost-effective energy storage to time shift solar energy into the evening, and permits faster startup and more responsive load following than conventional power plants.