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700 MW concentrated solar power plant in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded the 700MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in a Saudi Arabia- China consortium with a record bid of $7.3 cents per KWh. The project is considered the largest concentrated solar [...]

South Australia’s concentrated solar power plant gets help from commercial firm

JWS supported the power procurement process that awarded US firm Solar Reserve with the contract to build a $650m 150 MW concentrated solar thermal power plant North of Port Augusta. The solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world when completed. JWS energy & resources [...]

ABB congratulates Dubai on world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project

Dubai is making the right noises when it comes to Solar Power. The land of abundant sunshine is also located shoulder to shoulder with Abu Dhabi, the world’s second-largest producer of oil. However, the United Arab Emirates – the GCC country of which Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a [...]

An entirely renewable energy future is possible

A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050. The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to [...]

Abengoa completes 100 MW Xina Solar One South Africa concentrated solar power plant

Abengoa has achieved the "practical completion" of its Xina Solar One CSP plant in Northern Cape, South Africa, the developer said August 16. The 100 MW Xina Solar One plant uses parabolic trough technology and hosts 5.5 hours of storage capacity. The plant will feed power into the adjacent Paulputs [...]

ARENA push for concentrated solar power in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports a strong response from industry and investors on concentrated solar thermal (CST). This follows ARENA’s call for information from industry, solar manufacturers and green energy investors about CST. The call ended on 31 July, and ARENA is now evaluating responses to see how [...]

Concentrated Solar Power generates 4.1% of electricity in Spain in July

According to the source of energy generation, 20.6% was nuclear, 18.8% of coal, 17.8% of combined cycle, 15.5% was wind, 10.8% came from the Cogeneration, 5.3% hydropower, 4.2% photovoltaic solar, 4.1% solar thermal, 1.3% of waste, and 1.6% of other renewable energy. Peninsular demand for electricity in July is estimated [...]

2017-07-31T16:58:32+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Energy 101: Concentrated Solar Power

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs [...]

2017-07-31T15:06:27+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrated Solar Power

As renewables gain a greater foothold in the energy system, the importance of energy storage is going to increase in kind. With the ongoing gradual shift away from traditional baseload energy sources, the development of efficient energy storage systems is imperative. Like it or not, the U.S. energy mix [...]

Elsevier Publishes Essential Reference on Concentrated Solar Power Systems

One of eight new renewable-alternative energy titles, "The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems" offers state-of-the-art information on performance analysis, measurement and assessment Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment, an essential [...]

2017-05-25T19:20:07+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

Kathu solar park and Bokpoort concentrated solar power plants acknowledged by the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Leading engineering and construction company SENER, as part of the consortium for the turnkey construction of the 100MW Kathu Solar Park Complex, has been judged as having delivered “The Deal of the Year” at the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Power Awards. The event took place on [...]

SolarPACES to Help Optimize Chile’s Energy Grid

A new computational tool will be used by international researchers at SolarPACES to calculate the best technology mix of generation resources to most cost-effectively cover Chile’s load curve. The modeling tool was initially developed at Aachen University, in response to a request from the German Academy of Sciences, to see [...]

2017-05-19T16:17:31+00:00 19-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Germany’s Planned 90 Percent Energiewende Will Need Concentrated Solar Power

Given Germany's low DNI, it might seem improbable that thermal solar would be a key component of its low-carbon grid planning under its Energiewende (energy transition), but several papers published in 2016 found that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage (CSP-TES) will be an essential component. As the [...]