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Concentrated Solar Power: Delivering Renewable Electricity When It’s Needed

Last year, right after graduating from college, Hajar Abjeg left her vibrant hometown of Agadir on the west coast of Morocco to live in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate. A newly minted engineer, her goal was to work at the sprawling solar complex on the outskirts of the [...]

2018-02-23T18:02:41+00:00 23-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate will be completed before the summer of 2018

The Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate, will be completed before the summer of 2018, Mustapha Bakkoury, head at Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) told a press conference on Friday. The EUR-810-million (USD 1bn) second phase of the thermosolar cylindrical parabolic troughs complex Noor Ouarzazate will be [...]

Morocco largest Concentrated Solar Power complex NOOR 1,2,3

The Morocco Ouarzazate CSP complex at the junction of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert will be the largest CSP complex in the world upon completion. Noor 2 and Noor 3, the second and third phases, will have 200 MW and 150 MW capacity respectively. Noor 1 has three [...]

Competition with PV and wind energy sees Concentrated Solar Power bids fall as low as $50/MWh

The tender process favored by the likes of Chile and Dubai has done more than anything else to drive CSP prices to record lows, according to Ranjan Moulik, head of renewables at investment bank Natixis CIB. Moulik has specialized in renewables since 2003. Speaking at CSP Seville, he cited Brazil [...]

China Concentrated Solar Power industry calls for FiT deadline postponed

As the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced in September 2016, for China 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects, the FiT of RMB 1.15/kWh (around USD 18 cents/kWh) could only be enjoyed by those projects which could be finished by December 31, 2018. However, one and half year [...]

2018-01-24T11:10:58+00:00 24-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

SolarReserve Accelerates Growth in South Australia

Company opens Australian headquarters in Adelaide, along with field office in Port Augusta, to serve as a development hub for the region and to deliver Aurora, Australia’s first concentrated solar power station with storage. SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, has [...]

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 [...]

LCOE of $50/MWh can be achieved next year in the Concentrated Solar Power

The benchmark levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for global CSP projects will fall below $50/MWh in 2018, two of the industry’s leading consultants predicted at CSP Seville 2017. ACWA's 700 MW Dubai Project, which combines tower and trough technologies, will deliver $73/MWh LCOE from direct normal irradiance (DNI) of about [...]

2017-11-27T00:47:17+00:00 27-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

SA’s KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power wins prestigious UN climate change award

The Northern Cape project is a 100MW plant and is the first concentrated solar power plant in the country, which can generate electricity as well as store energy. The KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday presented with a Momentum of Change [...]

China Concentrated Solar Power project design & EPC

China’s CSP industry is sparked after the official launching of 1st batch 20 CSP pilot projects and the FiT of RMB 1.15/kWh. Industry demands from plant development, engineering design to equipment procurement and supply continue to rise sharply. As one of the pioneering companies involved in CSP industry, Northwest Electric Power Design Institute [...]

2017-11-14T12:46:27+00:00 14-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |