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ACWA shows confidence in China solar Concentrated Solar Power players

Head-quartered in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants currently with presence in 10 countries including in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. In recent years, ACWA Power [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) costs continue to fall: IRENA

For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall significantly compared to the fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall [...]

DEWA has announced the preferred bidder for its 700 MW concentrated solar power Independent Power Producer (IPP) model project

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has approved a total budget of AED 26.417 billion for 2018, compared to AED 24.358 billion in 2017. The 2018 budget incorporates investments in conventional and non-conventional energy sources, advanced technologies and innovative projects to realise the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed [...]

2018-01-15T17:00:52+00:00 14-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

South Africa may still get most of its energy from coal, but in the country’s sunny Northern Cape province, a different electricity source is taking hold: solar steam. A Spanish renewable energy company has opened three thermal solar plants – which use the sun’s heat to create electricity - in [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Fluids Need to Be Monitored Regularly for Degradation

The most common heat transfer fluid (HTF) used in parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) plants is a synthetic organic mix of 73.5% diphenyl oxide and 26.5% biphenyl (BDO). This HTF is used to transfer the heat from the solar collectors to the power cycle. Like all HTFs, solar fluids [...]

Who are the hottest solar Concentrated Solar Power projects globally in 2017?

In the past year of 2017, regions like China, Middle East and Africa are actively advancing CSP projects development, which made great contribution to global CSP commercialization and industrialization. So, in your mind, which CSP projects are the hottest and got your greatest attention in 2017? Just vote for them! [...]

2018-01-10T17:17:02+00:00 10-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

SolarReserve wins approval for 150 MW CSP project in South Australia

The Australian government has granted SolarReserve LLC development approval for its 150-MW Aurora concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in South Australia. Final approvals for the AUD-650-million (USD 508m/EUR 426m) project are expected to be obtained in the first half of this year, with construction planned to start “shortly thereafter,” SolarReserve [...]

2018-01-10T16:53:39+00:00 10-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power puts end to Morocco electricity blackouts

Morocco’s first operating CSP plant has shown that concentrating solar power can solve the problem of energy blackouts in the peak evening hours, a senior representative of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) told the recent CSP Seville conference. The 160 MW Noor 1 parabolic trough power plant exceeded [...]

Shouhang IHW signed agreement with EDF on supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle coupled with Concentrated Solar Power plant

On, Dec 28, 2017, Shouhang IHW signed an agreement on technology cooperation of supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle coupled with CSP plant with EDF. Part of main content as below: 1.    Collaboration context Shouhang IHW is a high-tech enterprise, the industries that Shouhang IHW is involved include concentrated solar power (CSP) [...]

15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

As CSP Focus reported earlier, 111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction [...]

Hydrogen & Concentrated Solar Power Find Each Other

Not too long ago, the mention of hydrogen, or concentrating solar power, or both at the same time, would be met by a roll of the eye from alternative energy insiders. Hydrogen is an abundant and clean-burning fuel, but the primary source of hydrogen is natural gas. Concentrating solar [...]

2018-01-02T16:37:25+00:00 02-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

TuNur Applied to Export Concentrated Solar Power to EU at 8.73 Cents

TuNur, a small company based in the UK, has applied to the Tunisian Government to begin construction of a 4.5GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Sahara Desert. According to Power Technology, TuNur applied to the Tunisian Government to begin construction of a 4.5GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project [...]

2017-12-29T16:11:20+00:00 29-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

Israel builds world‘s largest concentrated solar power tower

Israel‘s climate is ideal for concentrated solar power generation. It‘s almost exclusively sunny and it‘s warm enough to take advantage of solar thermal as well as solar photovoltaic power, but the country has been slow to move away from fossil fuels, particularly natural gas. That is starting to change with [...]