A key technological issue facing the success of future Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants is creating an economical Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system. TES increases the value proposition for CSP plants and accelerates CSP deployment because it can lower the life cycle cost of electricity, provides operational flexibility, and a firm capacity to a power utility. With TES, a utility scale CSP plant can generate and dispatch electricity when it wants and not just when the sun shines. However, in order for TES to be widely adopted, capital costs of the TES system must be lowered.
Terrafore Technologies, LLC (Terrafore), is a technology development company focused on developing innovative cost-effective high temperature thermal energy storage technologies for use in concentrated solar power plants. Under contract with United States Department of Energy, Terrafore developed innovative TES technologies which can potentially reduce the cost of storing thermal energy by over 50%. Terrafore is actively seeking CSP developers and investors to commercialize these technologies. These technologies are available for licensing.
Terrafore has decades of experience working with molten salts, sensors, and advanced control system. They are working with large CSP developers offering world class consulting services for design and construction of large scale solar power generation systems using thermal energy storage.
Our Executive Team
Anoop Mathur (Founder, CTO, inventor of the technology) has over 35 years industrial experience, developing and directing advanced technologies while at Honeywell. He directed global advanced technology Laboratory with over 80 technologists in USA, India, China, & Romania, has managed large programs for Government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, is the recipient of several technology excellence awards including the H.W. Sweatt Award, Honeywell’s highest award for technology and business excellence. He holds over 25 patents. He has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, an executive MBA from Carlson School of Management, MN. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anoopmathur/
Ms. Kamala Puram (COO) has over 30 years of corporate experience in the service and manufacturing industries, has been a senior executive at various Fortune 500 companies such as Pentair, H.B.Fuller and Delta Airlines. She co-founded and developed the start-up iXmatch Inc., and sold it to a commercial entity; she was recognized with the Women in Technology Award in 2002 and ranked in the top 50 women in technology in MN. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamalapuram/
Mr. Mahesh Kanumury, (Business Strategy, Board Member), has over 25 years of experience in Venture Capital, Management Consulting and Operations. He worked on several high impact initiatives with Fortune 500 CXOs at McKinsey, is the Managing Director of Arivali Partners – an investment and advisory service to social enterprises that impact the environment or the lives of the poor. http://vilcap.com/person/mahesh-kanumury/