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ARENA push for concentrated solar power in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports a strong response from industry and investors on concentrated solar thermal (CST). This follows ARENA’s call for information from industry, solar manufacturers and green energy investors about CST. The call ended on 31 July, and ARENA is now evaluating responses to see how [...]

Glasspoint marks 1m safe hours at Miraah concentrated solar power project

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, has celebrated the successful completion of one million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI) on the Miraah solar plant being built for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). Miraah, a 1,021 MW solar thermal project, will be one [...]

TuNur plans to use concentrated solar power technology in Tunisia

Developer TuNur this week applied for authorisation to build a massive solar plant on the edge of the Tunisian Sahara, with undersea grid connections to Europe. There has been talk of tapping into the Sahara desert’s vast resources of sunshine to power Europe for years, but little to show for [...]

2017-08-07T05:38:39+00:00 04-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Shall Concentrated Solar Power Help Desalination Technology?

This summer, the Spanish firm Abengoa announced it had signed an agreement with a Moroccan government agency to forge ahead with the first phase of a project to build the world’s largest renewable energy-driven seawater desalination plant. Abengoa will undertake the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the plant for [...]

The future of concentrated solar power (STE or CSP) in China

The Chinese Government’s recent launching of an ambitious strategic program to develop solar thermal power in the country will elevate it to a leading position by the year 2030, as well as will be serving as a basis for boosting this sector of renewables on a global scale. One of [...]

Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change. Alphabet’s X research lab is developing a cutting-edge molten [...]

DNICast End-User Workshop organized back-to-back with Intersolar

The FP7 DNICast project aims to advance current state-of-the-art of concentrating solar technologies by reducing uncertainty of short-term DNI forecasts and thereby contributing to increase the overall plant efficiency. Since October 2013, a multidisciplinary consortium of meteorological scientists, solar engineers and energy analysts, has investigated different methods for DNI [...]

2017-08-04T05:08:13+00:00 03-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Assessment of Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power-Biomass Plant Generation Potential in Sahel: Case Study of Senegal

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is non-existent in Sahel. Such a situation arises from the high investment costs required by these energy infrastructures and from a lack of information on the identification of suitable sites to accommodate them. Conversely, CSP-biomass plants due to lower investment may be an option for [...]

DEWA first in region to receive International Renewable Energy Certificates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's, DEWA, 13MW first phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has received the International Renewable Energy Certificates, I-REC issued in 2017, making it the first organisation in the Arabian Gulf to adopt the I-REC system. The move supports DEWA’s commitment to [...]

2017-08-02T04:24:56+00:00 02-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Opportunities to local players from MENA solar Concentrated Solar Power industry

A well-developed industry brings high value to relevant local players, and in turn improves local economic and social benefits. For Middle East & North Africa (MENA) countries, it has been testified by oil and gas value chain. As renewable energies including solar CSP are gaining more attentions, local content [...]

2017-08-02T03:25:23+00:00 01-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power generates 4.1% of electricity in Spain in July

According to the source of energy generation, 20.6% was nuclear, 18.8% of coal, 17.8% of combined cycle, 15.5% was wind, 10.8% came from the Cogeneration, 5.3% hydropower, 4.2% photovoltaic solar, 4.1% solar thermal, 1.3% of waste, and 1.6% of other renewable energy. Peninsular demand for electricity in July is estimated [...]

2017-07-31T16:58:32+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Energy 101: Concentrated Solar Power

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs [...]

2017-07-31T15:06:27+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |