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Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]

GlassPoint cuts costs by 55pc at Oman concentrated solar power project

GlassPoint Solar, a leading supplier of solar energy in partnership with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) reduced costs by 55 per cent as the technology scales up from a seven-megawatt (MW) pilot to Miraah, a one-gigawatt solar thermal project under construction on an oilfield in Oman. These savings resulted from [...]

Royal Tech CSP and its 150MW Concentrated Solar Power projects in China

Among China’s 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects, Royal Tech CSP Co., Ltd joins two of the 7 parabolic trough plants as developer and co-investor. China Nuclear Royal Tech Urlatech 100MW CSP project is one of the two projects. This 100MW CSP project is located in Inner Mongolia, West [...]

DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and [...]

2017-10-04T11:54:48+00:00 04-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Morocco pushing renewables boundary with Noor Concentrated Solar Power projects

Faced with an increasing energy consumption of roughly 6% per year and an energy dependence rate of around 95%, the Kingdom of Morocco has set an ambitious objective aiming to source 52% of its installed capacity from renewable energy by 2030, writes Abderrahim Jamrani. Expected to reduce global CO2 emissions [...]

GlassPoint’s Miraah Concentrated Solar Power project achieves 55% cost savings compared to pilot project

GlassPoint’s Miraah project achieves 55 per cent cost savings compared to the pilot project according to a technical paper co-authored with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and presented at SolarPACES 2017. GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, recently published new cost saving [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant openening ceremony in Italy

Next Thursday, October 5th 2017, in Ottana (Sardinia), the opening ceremony of the first Italian CSP plant, powered solely by solar power without any contribution of fossil fuels, will be celebrated. The solar park, built with Italian technology developed by #CSP-F srl, consists of 9000 square meters of mirrors [...]

2017-10-04T08:51:08+00:00 03-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Collector Design Could Bring Concentrated Solar Power Costs to Record Lows

Just when it looked like concentrated solar power (CSP) couldn’t get cheaper, a U.S.-based startup says it's found a way of cutting heliostat costs by a third. Skysun, of Bay Village, Ohio, is aiming to achieve the cost reduction by tying multiple heliostats -- the mirrors that reflect sunlight onto [...]

2017-10-02T13:00:56+00:00 02-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

GlassPoint completes first block of Mirrah concentrated solar power project

GlassPoint Solar recently concluded construction of the first block of its Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield operated by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). “Our work was completed safely, on schedule and on budget, and we began producing steam in early September. We are now working alongside our [...]

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Generation 3 Concentrated Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP)

The Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) funding program will take successful, high temperature, lab-scale sub-component concentrating solar power technologies, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of conditions. This includes the development of a test facility that allows diverse teams of [...]

US to invest $15 million to concentrated solar power desalination technologies

The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs. Desalination technologies treat seawater, brackish water and generally contaminated water, offering recovered ready-to-use [...]

Saudi Arabia Linear Fresnel System Concentrated Solar Power Commissioned Successfully

A 124kWt linear Fresnel system, supported by Soltigua together with its project partner IRIS Technologies, is in the successful commissioning in Saudi Arabia recently, which marks another step towards green energy in the MENA region. Soltigua provides both the linear Fresnel and a containerized Balance of Plant for the solar [...]