How Thermal Energy Storage Enables Concentrated Solar Power

See how thermal energy storage allows CSP plants to continue to provide electricity to the grid even at times when the resource (the sun) is not available, such as cloud transients or at night. The ability to incorporate Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems is a key differentiator between Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and intermittent forms of renewable energy, such as wind and Photovoltaics (PV). Source: U.S. Department of Energy