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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, [...]

2018-08-29T08:14:08+00:00 29-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

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 [...]

Europe Concentrated Solar Power players target post-2020 openings as scale slices costs

Accelerated grid expansions, capacity markets and learnings from large Middle East projects could rejuvenate the Spanish CSP market and see European capacity far outstrip recent forecasts of 5 GW by 2030, industry experts told New Energy Update. Europe’s installed CSP capacity is predicted to rise from 2.3 GW at [...]

China Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW molten salt Solar Tower CSP Plant completed its civil work

Recently, civil work of Shouhang Dunhuang 2nd phase of 100MW molten salt CSP tower project was successfully completed and entered the installation process. Project database: Shouhang Dunhuang 100MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project   The CSP Plant started its preliminary work in 2014. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held [...]

2018-05-21T12:54:24+00:00 21-05-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

As CSP Focus reported earlier, 111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction [...]

The concentrated solar power is the renewable alternative that can be managed for the energy transition

Solar thermal power plants already offer below 6 cents per kWh.  CSP Today, with the collaboration of Protermosolar and ESTELA, organizes the XI International Summit of Thermoelectric Solar Concentration, an event of the concentrated solar power sector, which takes place in Seville today and tomorrow. The president of Protermosolar and [...]

Path to Competitive Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Researchers at national labs and companies are exploring ways to make concentrated solar power more efficient and affordable, all of which require turning up the heat. A 200-foot tower stands centered in front of a field of rotating mirrors on the southern edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s the [...]

Desert concentrated solar power to fuel centuries of air travel

Researchers demonstrate the full process showing how solar thermal energy can split H2O and CO2 to make jet fuel. Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated the first-ever entire process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines, using a high-temperature thermal solar reactor to create syngas. [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market – Growth Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022)

The Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX percentage to reach USD XX Billion by 2022, from USD XX Billion in 2016. With innovative R&D activities and active promotion worldwide, CSP technology will see a period of fast growth in the following years. Solar power generation [...]

Sandia scientists find the optimal way to mop up surplus solar flux on Concentrated Solar Power towers

Excess solar flux could be harnessed and used to generate additional electricity at a tower CSP plant, by cladding part of the tower containing the receiver with photovoltaic (PV) panels, according to Sandia scientist Cliff Ho. He found that adding PV on the tower could generate over 10 MW, or [...]

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 [...]