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Record-Breaking Cost Reduction for Concentrated Solar Power Generation

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on 4 June the prices offered from four consortia for the 200-MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The lowest bid for the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) project came in at 9.45 US cents/kWh (approx. 8.4 [...]

24-hour concentrated solar power is possible for Mena region

he possibility of cheap 24-hour solar power hitting Dubai means it may dominate the region’s power markets sooner than expected. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced bids on Monday for its fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, a 200-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. [...]

2017-06-06T15:20:16+00:00 06-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Dubai 200MW Concentrated Solar Power tower plant receives lowest bid of 9.45 cents/kWh

Dubai 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower project, as The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced, received bids from four consortiums yesterday on June 5. The project witnessed the lowest price of USD 9.45 cents/kWh, which was submitted by ACWA consortium, nearly 40% below the previous world-record [...]

2017-06-06T15:16:35+00:00 06-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Dubai set for world’s cheapest night-time concentrated solar power

World Environment Day saw record-low solar bids submitted for Dubai’s upcoming project which will allow the sun to power thousands of homes at night. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced yesterday the prices from four consortiums for the 200-megawatt fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum [...]

2017-06-05T15:16:59+00:00 05-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Using sulfur to store Concentrated Solar Power

An international group of researchers, coordinated by the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR; Cologne, Germany; www.dlr.de), is developing a sulfur-based storage system for solar power. Large-scale chemical storage of solar power and its overnight use as a fuel are to be achieved by [...]

2017-06-04T22:45:25+00:00 01-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Morocco’s advancing the largest Concentrated Solar Power &PV Solar array

With vigor and vision, the government of Morocco is racing toward a renewable energy target of 42% by 2020 under the Moroccan Solar Plan (MSP), which entails an investment of USD 9 billion to achieve 2 GW of solar energy installed capacity by 2020. Click to free download Report on [...]

2017-06-01T15:11:23+00:00 01-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 in California

Renewable energy sources provided 238,489 MWh of power to California's grid on May 16, representing a record-high 40% of total daily power demand, data from CAISO, California's grid operator, showed. CSP plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 and peak CSP output was 365 MW at 11:36 am. California's [...]

2017-05-31T16:22:04+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Australia launches Concentrated Solar Power study

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched a request for information on all types of CSP technologies in order to define the scope and focus of government assistance for solar thermal deployment. Government-owned ARENA has invited CSP industry participants such as developers, investors, original equipment manufacturers and offtakers, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power operators urged to lower cost of finance

Developers must supplement lower capex costs with improved plant performance in the ramp-up years to lower risk margins harming the competitiveness of CSP plants, industry experts told New Energy Update. The high capital expenditure (capex) cost of CSP plants and limited installed capacity leads to higher financing costs than [...]

2017-05-31T16:12:55+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Building up concentrated solar power expertise in Africa

Imperial College London has teamed up with the University of Pretoria, the University of Lagos and the University of Mauritius as part of the Royal Society’s Africa Capacity Building Initiative to help develop concentrated solar power technology. But what exactly is CSP and what could the initiative achieve? In 2015, [...]

2017-05-31T16:00:23+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

The concentrated solar power generated 3.4% of electricity in Spain in May

Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in May 2017. Wind power 18.2%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic solar power 4.6%. Generation of the month of May of 2017 Peninsular demand for electricity in May is estimated at 20,155 GWh, 2.1% higher than in the same month of the [...]

2017-05-31T15:07:16+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and a traditional power plant

The COMBO-CFB project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to its research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and emissions stressing the climate by more than 33 percent. The concept is [...]

SunShot Concentrated Solar Power Research Showcased in Science Magazine

Science magazine, an internationally renowned journal for scientific research, features SunShot Initiative concentrating solar power (CSP) research in its late spring edition. The article highlights the use of carbon dioxide in CSP plant power cycles and the dramatic improvements that can be made in plant efficiency while cutting costs. [...]

2017-05-27T15:00:25+00:00 27-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |