IRENA estimates that by 2025 the cost of electricity could fall by at least 37 % from concentrated solar power

IRENA estimates that by 2025 the global weighted average cost of electricity could fall by 26 % from onshore wind energy, by 35 % from offshore wind power, by at least 37 % from concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies, and by 59 % from solar photovoltaics (PV). IRENA, the Assembly [...]

China concentrated solar power pilot projects’ development

The year of 2018 witnessed the rapid growth of concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in China. Three demonstration CSP projects with the total capacity of 200MW were completed and connected to the grid, arming China with 3 large-scale commercial CSP plants in operation in one year: CGN Delingha 50MW [...]

China encourage new Concentrated Solar Power technologies in 1st batch demos

Among China 1st batch of 20 concentrated solar power (CSP) demonstration projects, there are 9 Towers, 7 Troughs and 4 CLFRs, all of which were designed with huge capacity multi-hour storage system. One of the inherent targets of the implementation of CSP pilot projects is to encourage the application of [...]

2018-11-29T13:15:52+00:0029-11-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|

A simple method for the inhibition of the corrosion of carbon steel by molten nitrate salt for thermal storage in concentrated solar power applications

Corrosion is an important issue in high-temperature applications such as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, playing a crucial role in the long-term use of storage tanks, heat exchanger and piping materials which account for a considerable component of the investment costs. While there are many studies regarding the corrosion [...]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Concentrated Solar Power and PV Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $53 million in new projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 53 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs and support a [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) will play a key role in a decarbonized economy

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) will play a key role in a decarbonized economy because it can produce heat without adding any carbon emissions. 

Though for centuries we’ve produced heat for industrial uses by burning a fossil fuel like coal, or more recently oil and gas, in the future we [...]

Concentrated Solar Power is expected to grow 87% until 2023

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is expected to grow 87% (4.3 GW) over the forecast period, 32% more than in 2012‑17. China leads at 1.9 GW, followed by 1 GW from Concentrated Solar Power projects receiving multilateral development bank support in Morocco and South Africa, 1 GW in the Middle East, and 300 MW each [...]

Materials for GEN3 Concentrated Solar Power plants

Turning sunlight into electricity is done in more ways than the common rooftop photovoltaic panel. For instance, concentrating solar power (CSP) technology focuses sunlight on a receiver and converts that into thermal energy, which can drive a turbine and thereby generate electricity. A research program at Idaho National Laboratory [...]

NREL R&D Funding Will Fuel New Concentrated Solar Power Research

With seven new projects, NREL will elevate research in concentrating solar power (CSP). The projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) through a National Laboratory call for proposals. NREL's CSP work is part of the Department of Energy's CSP program, which supports early-stage [...]

The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

SENER is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing, last August, the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. With these milestones, SENER starts the last phase before the plant’s commercial operation and final delivery to [...]

Durability Studies of Solar Reflectors Used in Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Alejandro García-Segura 1,* , Aránzazu Fernández-García 1 , Francisco Buendía-Martínez 1 , María Jesús Ariza 2 , Florian Sutter 3 and Loreto Valenzuela 1 1 CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería, Ctra. Senés, 04200 Tabernas, Almería, Spain 2 Applied Physics Department, Almería University, CITE II-A Building, 04120 La Cañada de San Urbano, [...]

Current status of concentrated solar power (CSP) globally

According to CSP Today Global Tracker, October 3, 2016, of the 17 commercial-scale projects that are currently being built in the world, 15 include TES (Thermal Storage Systems). It is estimated that some 13 GWh of thermal energy storage (TES), based almost exclusively on molten salts, was operational in relation [...]

Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action, study finds

Solar thermal energy turns out to be the key to China meeting its climate commitments. A new study investigates the best combination of renewables for providing the lowest cost to power system operators in two of China’s provinces best suited to scale up renewable energy. China’s power systems operators must [...]