Storage

Morocco follows lowest ever Concentrated Solar Power price with fresh tender

Morocco has launched a tender for the 230 MW Noor Midelt II CSP-PV plant in central Morocco, following the recent allocation of the 800 MW Noor Midelt I project to an EDF-led consortium at a record-low price of 68 dirhams/MWh ($71/MWh). Developers will have until September 16 to prequalify [...]

Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) — the sole procurer of new electricity and water capacity under the Sector Law — is mulling plans to set up the first-ever solar thermal project to support the future energy requirements of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. The [...]

24/7 Power: The future of Concentrated Solar Power

Despite the continuously falling costs of solar and wind power, renewable energy continues to grapple with the issue of storing energy produced from sun and wind when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. Lithium batteries store energy from the sun to provide it when needed, even if [...]

2019-07-16T06:53:00+00:0016-07-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Concentrated solar power projects fast gaining ground in China

Concentrated solar power generation is making tangible progress in China, with the sector set to be an integral part of the country's current power system soon, said experts. Concentrated solar power, solar thermal or CSP, is a technology that uses mirrors to concentrate and reflect sunlight to drive traditional steam [...]

The UAE secures its place in the sun flexing its PV and Concentrated Solar Power muscle

UAE's solar power footprint is expanding in a dramatic way- Here's how and why. Built at the cost of almost $900 million, the Noor Abu Dhabi solar plant contains 3.2 million solar panels and will produce 1.17 gigawatts of power. The Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is [...]

Concentrated solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer

An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels as a viable source of power for commercial and heavy industries around the world, including mining operations. Curtin is collaborating with international renewable [...]

Morocco: The pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has just launched a call for pre-qualification (RfQ) for the second plant of the Noor Midelt solar complex (Noor Midelt II), as part of the development of the solar complex Noor Midelt. This call, which also comes after the auction of the [...]

Global solar thermal power revolution urges for Concentrated Solar Power innovations

The Concentrated Solar Power industry peers are happy to see the fast growing capacity of global CSP projects especially starting from last year 2018, and a continuous expanding is expected this year thanks to the contribution from China and Middle East & Africa. However, "high cost" is always a question [...]

2019-07-10T06:58:09+00:0010-07-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |

Could China’s Global Grid Idea Help Grow Concentrated Solar Power?

China has an ambitious proposal for a global HVDC grid to transfer renewable energy throughout the world. Interconnected regional electricity networks would be connected to a backbone of HVDC lines that would become a globe-spanning super grid by 2050. Advancing the idea is China’s Global Energy Interconnection Development and [...]

U.S. to develop concrete thermal storage

The U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is to lead a $5-million research project to develop concrete thermal energy storage (CTES) technology that could be used in Concentrated Solar Power and conventional power plants, EPRI announced July 1. "Concrete thermal energy storage has the potential to be significantly cheaper [...]

CSP Madrid 2019 | 19-20 November 2019 | Hotel NH Madrid Ventas

2019 at the European hub for the global solar thermal industry: 2018 demonstrated a decline in Concentrated Solar Power costs (26% reduction) and a rise in capacity factors (up to 45%). With intermittent renewable penetration growing in global grid systems, now is the time to secure your company’s future [...]

2019-07-09T00:42:00+00:0008-07-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal power has set a record for electricity generation, surpassing 2,801 GWh in the first half of 2019, which represents a generation volume 19.3% higher than the historical average, according to the REE data collected by Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, which [...]