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Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

The analyzed potential to install renewable energy projects is distributed, by technologies, as follows: 81% corresponds to photovoltaic projects, 8.2% to wind power, 6.3% to solar thermal, 3.5% to investments in offshore wind energy and 0.6% in biomass. The Junta de Andalucía, through the Agency of Finance, Industry and Energy, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Molten Salt Energy Storage

The new Venture Capital (VC) firm Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) only invests in technologies they vet as both “scientifically feasible at scale” and with the potential to reduce “at least half a gigaton of greenhouse gases every year.” Along with Alfa Laval and Concord New Energy Group, BEV has invested [...]

US researchers achieve world’s highest temperature sCO2 turbine

Engineers at General Electric and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) have designed, built and tested the world's highest-temperature supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) turbine, boosting the prospect of greater CSP plant efficiency, SWRI said in a statement April 8. The new high-temperature supercritical carbon dioxide turbine could achieve 50% thermal efficiency [...]

Dubai Concentrated Solar Power technology inventions accelerate industry cost reductions

Supplier innovations at the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power project will increase construction and operations efficiency and propel the CSP industry closer to $50/MWh, industry experts told the Mena New Energy 2019 conference. Last month, the Dubai Electricity Water Authority (DEWA), Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and China's [...]

A Novel Way to Cut Cost in Tower Concentrated Solar Power

The tower form of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is very young technology. Less than a gigawatt is deployed globally, making it a nascent technology at the “Cambrian explosion” stage; multiple innovations are still being explored to cut costs. (How tower CSP works) A new economic study looks at reducing [...]

Spain sets out plan to double Concentrated Solar Power capacity by 2025

Spain aims to double Concentrated Solar Power capacity to 4.8 GW by 2025 and reach an installed capacity of 7.3 GW by 2030, according to a new 10 year energy plan set out by the government. Under the plan, which will be reviewed by the European Commission (EC), Spain's installed [...]

Concentrated Solar Power power-heat costs could drop 50% on stable policy support

Industrial power and heat developers are adapting designs to minimize construction costs and shorten payback periods and greater financing support could see costs fall by a half, industry experts told New Energy Update. Falling technology costs and growing carbon reduction objectives have spurred industrial companies to turn towards renewable energy [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) – from niche to winning technology

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants initially won their place on the market thanks to government subsidies. Current trends reveal, however, that development efforts have meanwhile pushed this technology in combination with photovoltaic (PV) installations to competitive parity with fossil power generation. Global ordered capacity all steam turbine manufactures, Source: [...]

China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

111 CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects with total capacity of 9 GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349 GW China 20 Concentrated Solar Power pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, two and half years have passed, and three of the 1st batch demonstration projects [...]

Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt [...]

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 [...]