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Financial support for concentrated solar power in India extended until 2020

The “order” published by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on 26 February 2018 put an end to the uncertainty which had pervaded the industry. In the 2-page document, the ministry pledged to continue its investment subsidy programme for concentrating solar thermal systems. The target until March 2020 [...]

2018-03-15T12:08:54+00:00 15-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

SENER, Masen and OFPPT launch the second edition of the NOOR Ouarzazate training program

The engineering and technology group SENER, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) and the Moroccan Office of Professional Training and Promotion of Employment (OFPPT) have started a second edition of the training programme for future employees of the NOOR Ouarzazate III thermoelectric solar power plant. This initiative, for the [...]

2018-03-15T12:05:10+00:00 15-03-2018|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , , |

Molten salt storage 33 times cheaper than lithium-ion batteries

Molten salt is currently the most common method to store heat in large CSP plants and provide a constant on-demand supply of solar power without the need for fossil fuel backup systems. Companies such as German-based Frenell, formerly Novatec, offer a turnkey solution combining a solar field and a [...]

Concentrated Solar Power could be commercial viable within decade in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released a report saying that concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology could have commercial viable form of dispatchable renewable energy within a decade. This report was prepared by ITP Thermal has found a strong confidence in CST, with many global industry players showing interest [...]

CSP Focus China 2018 Mar.22-23 Beijing

As the most influential Concentrated Solar Power event in China and in the world, the organizer CSP Focus have invited representatives from the world's core Concentrated Solar Power markets, including China, Europe and the United States, Middle East and North Africa, Chile, Australia, and other Asian regions, to participate in [...]

2018-03-12T20:31:13+00:00 12-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Chilean Market is Gold Reserve for Concentrated Solar Power Technology

 "CHILEAN market is Gold Mine for CSP Technology". believes CLIMATENZA, a solar thermal Energy company working in Chile together with support from Chilean Government, CORFO. under the Start-up Chile Progeam! Recently, it is announced that European CSP capacity is expected to reach as high as 5GW by 2030. As [...]

2018-03-12T20:28:01+00:00 10-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa's state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead [...]

New transmission line will support SolarReserve’s Aurora concentrated solar power project

SolarReserve and OZ Minerals have entered into a long term agreement to commission a new high voltage electricity transmission line in South Australia. The high voltage power line will meet the companies’ current operational requirements and accommodate their growth strategy for the region. Collaborating on a single transmission line [...]

Paving the way for concentrated solar power in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today released a report outlining how concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology could be a commercially viable form of dispatchable renewable energy within a decade. Last year, ARENA called for industry participants worldwide to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) exploring the potential for [...]

Innovative Hybrid Solar Energy System to be Presented at Congressional Showcase

David Cygan, GTI R&D Manager and project team lead, has been invited to Washington D.C. on March 12 to present GTI's hybrid solar energy system project at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2018 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Congressional Showcase. At the event, members of Congress, their energy [...]

2018-03-09T00:45:46+00:00 08-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

SUPCON Delingha 50MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project recovers construction after winter stop

Supcon Solar Delingha 50MW CSP plant was selected to be one of China 1st batch of CSP pilot projects on September 2016. As the project developer SUPCON Solar announced earlier, the construction work was officially recovered on March 5th after the freezing cold winter. And the project is going to [...]

European Concentrated Solar Power capacity to reach as high as 5 GW by 2030

The European Union’s total CSP capacity could reach as high as 5 GW by the year 2030 if all the pieces fall into place, a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found. Spain’s first CSP plant went into operation in 2008, and it is still the only [...]

2018-03-08T00:41:04+00:00 08-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

New research in Concentrated Solar Power shows how O&M cost savings begin in planning phase

Good decisions in the planning and construction of a CSP plant can bring about lasting O&M cost reductions that boost profitability, several new studies have demonstrated. If operations and maintenance costs decrease by 20%, the internal rate of return of solar tower, parabolic trough, and linear Fresnel plants will increase [...]

2018-03-06T23:01:17+00:00 06-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |