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Making the case for Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa’s energy mix

The government's Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) of 2010 stated that about 18,000MW (17% of South Africa's energy mix) of new electricity capacity needs to be in the form of renewable energy, in line with South Africa's international commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% [...]

International experience to help China’s Concentrated Solar Power market meet cost commitments

With 20 concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in the first phase of China’s five-year plan, the world’s largest electricity producer and consumer paves the way for taking the driver seat of large-scale solar-thermal power generation. Though China’s well-established manufacturing capacity helps foster technology deployment, lack of CSP experience and technology know-how [...]

Three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive solar thermal plant that is expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a considerable feat for a plant that depends solely on solar energy. The plant, proposed for a site in Chile’s Tamarugal province, would [...]

MENA Concentrated Solar Power Markets, System Value & Financing

Over 100 energy officials united at the world’s largest solar power plant in Ouarzazate for the World Bank’s launching of the “Middle East and North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program” (MENA CSP KIP), designed to support MENA officials exploring the potential of concentrated solar power (CSP) [...]

2017-03-15T14:13:13+00:00 14-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

SolarReserve Bids 24-Hour Concentrated Solar Power At 6.3 Cents In Chile

In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar. SolarReserve’s CSP technology with integrated thermal storage provides 24-hour solar power, and is ideally suited for Chile’s grid with round-the-clock power needs due to its huge mining [...]

Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar [...]

New World Bank Program Explores Concentrated Solar Power Potential in Middle East & North Africa

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program. More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & [...]

Market integration barriers for Concentrated Solar Power development in MENA

ESTELA presentation on "Market integration barriers and support mechanisms for CSP development in MENA" at World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program at Energy Market Integration panel by L. Crespo (2017.03.07 in Ouarzazate) For countries, like those in the MENA regions, with [...]

Concentrated Solar Power tower installation costs drop on heliostat innovations, pre-assembly

Innovative heliostat designs, smart software, and pre-assembly installation methods are cutting material and labor costs while competitive tenders are pressuring supply margins, industry experts said. The estimated levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of CSP plants fell from around $210/MWh in 2010 to $120/MWh in 2015, according to the U.S. Department [...]

2017-03-08T21:38:08+00:00 08-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Suunpower and EnergyNest enter partnership for cost reduction in Concentrated Solar Power in China

Taking a leading role in shaping China’s energy systems, Suunpower has a successful track record in various power generation as well as industrial energy efficiency projects. Now focusing on EPC activities for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects within China’s ambitious 5-year plan, Suunpower is deeply engaged in the execution of [...]

2017-03-08T21:06:28+00:00 08-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

SaltX Energy Storage Technology – enabling continuous production from Concentrated Solar Power

An animation of continuous power production from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) used together with SaltX EnerStore. Solar thermal energy from CSP collectors is stored during daytime in EnerStore and used during night-time for power production. By this, continuous "day and night" power production, is made possible with a CSP [...]

Concentrated Solar Power leaders speak on CSP Focus China Mar.23-24 Beijing

As the most powerful commercial CSP conference for global CSP players, the 7th Annual CSP Focus China 2017 conference will see you soon during Mar23-24 in Beijing! At that time, over 300 attendees, 30 prominent speakers and 20 exhibitors will gather together to witness the progresses of the CSP plants, [...]

2017-03-07T15:03:55+00:00 07-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |