A new spin on the centrifugal particle receiver

If you follow Heliogen, you’re likely familiar with the Capella project. Jointly funded by Woodside Energy and the US Department of Energy, the Capella project will be a first-of-its-kind 5-MWe concentrated solar power plant utilizing “Gen 3 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)” technology. Our Gen 3 CSP system relies on solid particles to transfer and store […]

Energy Independence: Working towards a more sustainable and self-reliant energy future

Heliogen Team

As we approach this July 4th holiday, the symbolism of Independence Day has additional meaning for us at Heliogen. Independence is not just about freedom from tyranny or oppression, but also about self-sufficiency, and the ability to sustain life through local resources. This year, we’re thinking about clean energy independence and how a democratized energy […]

Concentrated Solar and its Role in Solving Climate Change

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Concentrating solar describes a range of technologies that collect and concentrate sunlight in order to make use of its energy by converting it to heat. The idea of concentrating solar goes back at least to Archimedes, who may have (historians like to argue about this) used an array of mirrors to focus sunlight on approaching […]

Green Hydrogen: The Fuel of the Future

Heliogen is working to empower a sustainable future by unlocking the power of sunlight to replace fossil fuels. Today, a massive opportunity exists to decarbonize the industrial sector and lower emissions from transportation. Green hydrogen could be the answer. Why hydrogen? Hydrogen is a powerful, transportable energy carrier that can produce electricity, power industry, and enable transportation. Unlike fossil fuels, when hydrogen is burned, it generates only water as a byproduct, meaning no harmful greenhouse gas emissions. For […]

A Journey to Power the Globe with Renewable Energy

Bill Gross served as Heliogen’s CEO until February 2023. All my life I have dreamt of finding new, sustainable ways to meet our energy needs. Heliogen is the culmination of my life’s efforts: our goal is to replace and create fuel with pure, concentrated sunlight, allowing us to power the earth with the sun. I […]