Jim Kesseli will be presenting on topics related to the challenges and future of modular gas cooled nuclear power. This is an advanced inherently safe technology. The MIT Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES) is conducting a new…
Brayton has received the go-ahead from ARPAe to build and test its 1 kWe combined heat and power generator module. The team passed the highly competitive gate, with a strong technical performance highlighted by component testing.
Bladon Jets, LTD, has successfully completed testing of their 12 kWe microturbine genest for telecom power generation. While Brayton provided significant contributions to the microturbine design during the formative period of its development, the credit for this major accomplishment goes to the Bladon team.
Brayton designed and tested two different MW-class gas turbine combustors to a Chinese client for retrofit. These combustors were designed to replace existing oil-fired combustors in older stand-by gas turbine gensets, which when operated had very high NOx and CO emissions.
Next generation concentrating solar power (CSP) system designs use supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) turbine power cycles to more efficiently convert solar thermal energy to electricity and to reduce the cost of CSP technology.
Brayton Energy successfully completed the design and quality tests in support of a concentrating solar receiver for a 10 MWe power plant. The CSP power plant employs the highly efficient supercritical carbon dioxide cycle and is expected to approach thermal to electric efficiency of 50% at normal rating conditions.
Building on two decades of successful microturbine development, Brayton Energy is designing an ultra-light-weight turbo-shaft gas turbine engine for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) has awarded a contract modification to proceed to build and test a nominally 250 kWe recuperator for a commercial super critical carbon dioxide power plant. This next step builds on the success of prior awards wherein the design and sub-system tests were performed.
Brayton Energy received the award from the US Navy’s Broad Area Announcement (BAA) for our proposal “Compressed Air Energy Storage for Island Naval Bases”. The program is coupled to Brayton’s ongoing Navy project to develop a 1 MW-electric CAES expander system, employing our undersea air storage technology.
The key to low-cost solar energy could lie in the co-development of an advanced power cycle, a high-temperature thermal energy storage system,…
Under the US DOE’s SBIR program, Brayton received the Phase II award to build a second generation ‘salt coupler’. Brayton’s solar salt coupler is an improved system for solar trough systems which employ molten salt for energy storage.
Through a series of major combustion programs at Brayton over the past year, Brayton has received funding to open a new combustion test cell.
Brayton Energy has received award notification for the highly competitive SunShot Apollo project from the US Department of Energy. This project will further Brayton’s earlier SunShot receiver work, leading to the development of a break-through technology in concentrating solar power.
Brayton Energy has received notification of award for ARPAe’s major initiative to develop a 1-kWe residential genset for combined electric and thermal power generation. The target specs are for 1 kW-electric, with an overall energy recovery efficiency of 80%, including heat captured above 80°C . (175°F).
Brayton Energy has received award notification for a contract through the Small Business Innovative Research Initiative (SBIR). The Phase II project will continue result in field testing of a low-cost, highly reliable flexible coupler critical to…
Brayton Energy has receive notice of award for a Phase II contract, through the Small Business Innovative Research Initiative (SBIR). This is a continuation of work performed in 2013-2014, culminating in the build and test of an advanced microturbine UAV.
ICR Turbine Engine Company, (ICRTec), Brayton’s client and affiliate has introduced the ICR350, an advanced gas turbine propulsion system for class-8 trucks. The engine, co-developed by Brayton incorporates a ceramic hot section, achieving over 40% efficiency over a wide power range.