Solar Energy

Alternative energy encompasses a diverse group of technologies. What they have in common is that they attempt to provide energy without the undesirable consequences of traditional fuel sources, such as oil and coal. CEI has been involved in a number of alternative-energy projects, typically making use of our ability to provide scale-up of laboratory processes. CEI has been involved in piloting efforts in the following technologies:

  • PV-grade silicon metal
  • Liquid-metal heat transfer for thermal solar systems

> Information on CEI’s pilot plant capability

photo of solar panel array using liquid metal for heat transfer, sodium, NaK