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CERC Seeks Proposals from Consultants for Detailed Study of Solar Thermal and PV Projects

The study’s objective is to understand and analyze the useful life and capacity utilization factor (CUF) of solar thermal and solar PV technologies. Consultants are expected to partake in detailed consultation with various stakeholders. The last day for submitting proposals is December 15, 2020. Scope of work Prospective consultants are [...]

2020-11-26T10:12:50+00:0026-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Aalborg CSP receives order for lid solution for Integrated Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) System

The Danish renewable and energy storage specialist, Aalborg CSP has received an order for the world’s most advanced lid solution to be installed as part of an Integrated Energy System with Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) project in Denmark. The order was received from Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme and VEKS, who [...]

Spain’s Ence to sell majority stake in 50-MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Puertollano

Spanish pulp producer and renewable energy group Ence Energia y Celulosa has agreed to sell its 90% stake in the 50-MW Termollano concentrated solar power (CSP) plant to Madrid-based investment fund manager Q-Energy. The parties agreed on a price of EUR 168 million (USD 199.5m) for the stake in Ence [...]

Mohammed Bin Rashid inaugurates Dewa Innovation Centre, 3rd phase of MBR Solar Park

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa’s) Innovation Centre and the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the [...]

2020-11-24T12:52:25+00:0024-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover

Concentrating solar power may have finally found its one true love: supercritical carbon dioxide, aka sCO2, which is something that happens when carbon dioxide gas behaves like a liquid. The electricity generation field is all aflutter with the idea that sCO2 can ramp up power plant efficiency while cutting costs, [...]

2020-11-23T11:59:10+00:0023-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

TIME Names Heliogen’s HelioHeat™ to List of the Best Inventions of 2020

The company’s concentrated solar power technology for decarbonizing industrial processes is recognized as one of the year’s top innovations in the Sustainability category. Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced the inclusion of its HelioHeat technology in TIME’s Best Inventions of [...]

2020-11-20T12:23:54+00:0020-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

CEMEX and Synhelion to Demo Zero CO2 Cement

The major global cement producer CEMEX has begun work with the solar fuel start-up Synhelion to demonstrate the world’s first zero emissions cement production with high temperature solar. Synhelion is a solar research spin-off from ETH that uses an advanced concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology to generate temperatures at up [...]

Installation of worldwide first Stellio solar field progresses

We are proud of the fact that as of today almost 9,000 of the total of 14,500 Stellio heliostats have been installed at the solar tower power plant in Hami, China. Every day, about 70 new heliostats are added, which are assembled on site in a production hall. They are [...]

2020-11-19T18:38:08+00:0019-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Concentrated Solar Power tower at pasta plant spurs new generator design

The groundbreaking HiFlex plant in Italy will use DLR's ceramic particle technology to hit extreme temperatures, requiring a fresh approach for steam generation. The high-temperature tower project in Italy forms a key bridge to commercial heat and power applications. (Image credit: Barilla) A concentrated solar heat (CSH) system installed in [...]

2020-11-18T21:54:57+00:0018-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

SOLARSCO2OL Project: The new era of Concentrated Solar Power plants

SOLARSCO2OL Project: The new era of CSP plants, more flexible, less expensive and with less water needs thanks to solar supercritical CO2 plants. Boasting an industry-driven Project Consortium made up of 15 international partners, coordinated by RINA Consulting S.p.A. and located in 6 EU countries (Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, [...]

Innovative heat exchanger eliminates need for combustion

247Solar Inc., a spinoff of MIT, along with microturbine supplier Capstone Turbine Corporation, today announced the successful test of a revolutionary commercial turbine that can generate electricity using hot air at atmospheric pressure, without combustion. This breakthrough is made possible by an ultra-high temperature heat exchanger with technology that has its origins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The 247Solar Heat Exchanger™ uses a proprietary nickel-chromium-aluminum-iron alloy engineered for sustained operation at very high temperatures. For its size, the heat exchanger is the [...]

2020-11-17T12:45:19+00:0017-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Concentrated Solar Power startup Heliogen scores $39 million in DOE funding

Startup founded by serial entrepreneur Bill Gross seeks to revitalize Concentrated Solar Power with sCO2 technology that lowers costs, water usage, equipment size and plant footprint — and supports industrial applications in which PV may not be able to compete. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is betting big on [...]

2020-11-15T12:00:46+00:0015-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Refractaris proposes the new international standard for thermal insulation in concentrated solar power

The Andalusian company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, has proposed a new international standard for thermal insulation for concentrating solar power plants for study and approval. This standard will facilitate the minimum standardization required in thermal insulation of solar thermal power plants in the world and will strengthen their development possibilities [...]