Focus & Recent Advancements
There are lots of ways to produce energy with growing renewable energy generation— leading the way to a cleaner energy future. Large scale solar energy generation is the reality, but it is limited by our inability to economically store thermal energy from the sun. Southern Research is committed to being the leader in the development, management, and democratization of thermal energy storage for grid-scale electricity generation via Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). Currently, SR is developing the ability to store energy with the goal of deploying it on a large scale, grid level. Southern Research is also working toward a future of interface systems for energy storage — including voltage and frequency regulation — as part of developing a framework for testing and validating storage. Solar energy is our future, and we’re creating the technologies that serve us best.