Storage

Noor III 150 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power starts Commissioning in Morocco

The world’s biggest solar tower power plant with molten salt storage has begun commissioning in Morocco, and is scheduled to begin production by October. The 150MW Noor Ouarzazate III solar receiver, with 7.5 hours of molten salt storage is only the second big scale project of its type, and trumps [...]

How have Concentrated Solar Power costs managed to decrease so much?

New research has unpicked the record-breaking costs achieved by concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Australia and Dubai… and concluded they could be replicated elsewhere. Researchers Johan Lilliestam, of ETH Zürich, and Robert Pitz-Paal, of the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt or DLR) found the [...]

2018-08-05T07:35:36+00:00 03-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in [...]

How Concentrated Solar Power Could Help Decarbonize Spain

Spain’s concentrated solar power association has handed lawmakers a study claiming the technology could help achieve an 85 percent renewable grid by 2030. The model, developed by the industry body Protermosolar, also forecasts the complete elimination of coal and nuclear from the electricity system, with a 92 percent cut in [...]

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 [...]

China Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW molten salt Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Beijing Shouhang IHW Resourves Saving Co., Ltd (shorted as Shouhang) recently reported on the progress of its Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW molten salt Solar Tower CSP Plant, which is among China 1st phase of 20 CSP pilot projects, and expected to be the second to be completed after the first [...]

2018-07-18T09:59:38+00:00 18-07-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Abengoa, Acciona to start work on 110-MW Concentrated Solar Power project in Chile

A consortium formed by Spanish groups Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) and Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has signed the contract to complete the construction of the 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile, Abengoa said today. The plant, which is owned by Cerro Dominador, which in turn is owned by [...]

US Concentrated Solar Power tests to reveal hotter storage

The Gen3 CSP research program will de-risk advanced higher temperature designs and identify the best-placed system and storage technology for future market integration, leading researchers told New Energy Update. In May, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched its Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3) CSP program to create [...]

Concentrated solar power could generate ‘quarter of world’s energy’

Solar power stations that concentrate sunlight could generate up to one-quarter of the world's electricity needs by 2050, according to a study by environmental and solar industry groups. The technology, best suited to the desert regions of the world, could also create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and save [...]

2018-06-21T11:49:26+00:00 21-06-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |

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 concentrated solar power market to register highest growth over 2016-2025, Global capacity to surpass 24 GW by 2025

Increasing electricity demand owing to rapid industrialization an urbanization will propel the demand for concentrated solar power market share over forecast timeframe. Substantial advancements in the energy technologies over the past few years have added a remarkable value to the global concentrated solar power market and has impacted massively on [...]

2018-06-18T13:59:17+00:00 18-06-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Azelio demonstrates technology for low cost concentrated solar power energy storage

Swedish solar company Azelio on June 14th launched a demonstrator of its unique technology for solar energy storage. The technology is revolutionizing in its ability to generate clean electricity on demand around-the clock in a distributed way. It has modularity benefits and is more cost efficient than competing technologies, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Focus Innovation comes late October in China

In recent years, countries like China, UAE, Morocco, South Africa, Australia, Chile and USA gave bigger support on concentrated solar power (CSP) industry. However, "high cost" is always a big question, in the Survey launched by CSP Focus earlier, most of the industry players agree that we should expand CSP [...]

2018-06-18T09:29:50+00:00 18-06-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |