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Using Concentrated Solar Power for Process Heating

Renewable power generation is on the rise worldwide, and in 2015, renewables were, for the first time, responsible for more than 50% of added capacity globally, exceeding fossil fuels and nuclear (1). The heating market lags behind in the adaptation of renewables in general, and this trend holds especially true [...]

Meteorological Data Sets for Concentrated Solar Power Performance Simulations

  A Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)/Solar Thermal Electric (STE) power plant is a substantial long-term investment. To evaluate the opportunities and risks associated with such a long-term investment requires careful technical and economic analysis. Usually, the results of such analysis are presented in what are known as feasibility studies. [...]

2017-04-06T12:03:38+00:00 05-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Rioglass targets 550° Celsius Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough storage by 2020

Rioglass is preparing to deploy temperature-resistant receivers on utility-scale molten salt storage plants in a move set to boost competitiveness of parabolic trough technology, Jeroen Van Schijndel, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Rioglass, said. Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP plants as developers look [...]

Electrical power tests start at Abengoa’s Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this thermosolar plant.  It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions. Xina Solar One is a concentrating solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.  It uses [...]

Australia’s first large-scale concentrated solar power project

Senator Nick Xenophon expects the deal he struck to pass the federal Coalition’s tax cuts on Friday should guarantee that Australia’s first large-scale solar thermal plant begins construction before the next election. Xenophon got the Coalition government to deliver on its pre-election promise of facilitating solar thermal by agreeing [...]

Mt Abu boasts of a concentrated solar power plant that delivers power on demand

The Brahmakumaris in Mt Abu have installed an innovative 1 MW solar thermal power plant. Surprisingly, it has done away with photovoltaic cells, and runs on water instead. What's more, it can store sun's energy overnight and deliver power on demand. Spread over an area of 25 acres, the power [...]

2017-04-02T20:43:25+00:00 02-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Coalition commits $110m for Port Augusta concentrated solar power towers

The federal Coalition government has announced that it will provide $110 million in concessional loans to a solar tower and molten salt storage project in Port Augusta, as part of last minute negotiations with the Nick Xenophon Party to pass major tax cuts. The commitment was announced by finance minister [...]

Dongfang Electric Corporation Wins Bid of Turbine and Generator for Royal Tech 50MW Yumen Concentrated Solar Power Project

Royal Tech 50MW thermal oil trough CSP project in Yumen, China announced the winning bidder of turbine and generator. Dongfang Steam Turbine Co., Ltd. and Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as DFEM) affiliated with Dongfang Electric Corporation became the final winner of steam turbine and generator [...]

SolarReserve signs MOU for 70 MW concentrated solar power project in NSW

US solar company SolarReserve is showing signs of cracking the Australian solar market – but not (yet) with its preferred technology of concentrating solar and storage. Rather, the company has entered into a partnership with local engineering firm Decmil Group to build a 70MW PV plant in New South [...]

Miraah Concentrated Solar Power in Oman Under Budget

Replacing gas with sunshine for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a cost-effective solution. This is the key message of US-based company Glasspoint, which has mobilised the biggest investment ever in a solar steam-producing unit in Oman. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman is building a concentrating solar thermal collector field called [...]

What does 2 GW of Concentrated Solar Power look like?

US company SolarReserve is currently the world leader in large scale solar tower and molten salt storage plants, and is still hopeful of having the opportunity of building the first in Australia. Australian-based development officer Daniel Thompson will be speaking at next week’s Large Scale Solar conference co-hosted by RenewEconomy [...]

Solar thermal energy to power remote potash mine in Western Australia

A remote West Australian potash miner has set itself an ambitious target to use concentrated solar thermal energy to power 70 per cent of its operation. The Perth-based company, Agrimin Limited, owns a sulphate of potash project on the WA-Northern Territory border at Lake Mackay, approximately 540 kilometres west [...]

2017-03-28T15:10:52+00:00 28-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

The Economic Case for Wind Power and Solar Energy in Africa

Ngong Hills Wind Farm in Nairobi, Kenya, sited close to where there is significant demand for electricity (Nairobi) and near existing infrastructure, is a good example of multiple land uses for recreation (a popular hiking area for locals), energy generation, and livestock grazing.   The location and potential of [...]

2017-03-28T12:58:39+00:00 28-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |