Patent Landscape Overview – Grid-Scale Concentrated Solar Thermal – Thermal Energy Storage Technologies
- On November 22, 2010
Grid-Scale Concentrated Solar Thermal: Thermal Energy Storage Technologies
This market research and patent landscape report provides a high-level overview of thermal energy storage technologies used for grid scale concentrated solar thermal (CST) through June 30, 2009.
The report discusses the key technologies, market dynamics, key players, inventors and patent holdings relevant to thermal energy storage for grid scale CST. The analysis includes an assessment of the technology ownership rights associated with various thermal energy storage companies (Solar Reserve, BrightSource, eSolar, Abengoa and others) and the associated technologies such as molten salt, phase change, and water/steam, and integration with the various CST technologies including linear Fresnel, parabolic trough, dish engine and others.
The patent landscape portion of the study includes 100 pages of discussion and analysis of the state of the art of concentrated solar thermal energy storage patents and technologies. Updates to this patent landscape analysis are available and can be accessed in PatentCAM™ upon request.