As part of the DOE SunShot program, Norwich Solar Technologies™ has been awarded several grants to develop its next-generation SunTrap™ solar field for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). CSP has the advantage of built-in storage, allowing for truly dispatchable solar power. Norwich Solar Technologies is developing a low-cost high-performance parabolic trough solar field, highlighted by its SunTrap technology that allows high-temperature (>650 °C) efficient performance — dramatically improving performance while substantially reducing acquisition operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. More details on the program and the award can be found by clicking here.
As part of the NSF SBIR program, Norwich Solar Technologies™, with researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering, was awarded a grant to develop a novel solar selective absorber coating and demonstrate a simple, cost-effective method for applying it to our receiver tubes. Our SunTrap™ receiver for parabolic trough CSP systems have the potential to dramatically improve performance while substantially reducing acquisition operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. More details on the program and the award can be found by clicking here.
In concert with the NSF SBIR Phase IB program, Norwich Solar Technologies™ has received private funding from Angeli Parvi to further strengthen its strong intellectual property and competitive position on its SunTrap™ project. Angeli Parvi (“little angels”) is a group of industry leaders that support Dartmouth College entrepreneurs.