SAN DIEGO – Hyperlight Energy was recently awarded a 2017 Small Business Voucher (SBV) from the Department of Energy. Under this SBV award Hyperlight is working with a team of researchers and project developers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Coso Operating Co, LLC to investigate optimal system integration of Hyperlight’s disruptively low cost, concentrated solar thermal product into Coso’s 300 MW geothermal powerplant facilities at the U.S. Navy’s China Lake Station. This solar thermal/geothermal hybridization effort will augment total power output at these facilities as well as tailor the overall powerplant output profile to better match California grid scale power demand. This work is not only applicable for the Coso geothermal powerplant(s), but potentially for other geothermal utility powerplants as well. Results from this SBV work were approved on June 23, 2017 for publication in the Geothermal Research Council Transactions journal.