Storage

World’s First Utility-Scale Molten Salt Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power Plant Connects to China’s Grid

The China Dunhuang Dacheng 50MW molten salt linear Fresnel CSP project plant has now officially begun commercial operation on June 19, 2020. To celebrate the occasion of commercial operation of the first ever molten salt Fresnel CSP occasion, the developers and contractors held a commissioning ceremony. First in the [...]

Concentrated Solar Power builders modify tower storage to combat heat swings

Global learnings on the impact of 'transient' risks on Concentrated Solar Power tower systems are driving improved storage tank piping and all-welding techniques, experts told New Energy Update. In a bid to accelerate deployment, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published June 12 the world's first best practices [...]

Shanghai Electric installs molten salt receiver for 700 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai

China’s Shanghai Electric Group has completed the installation of the molten salt receiver (MSR) on top of the tower for the 950-MW Noor Energy 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) project in Dubai. The tower-related construction was finalised in record 240 days despite needing to implement additional [...]

Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime. For Protermosolar, [...]

Why carbon-free Europe will still need North African energy

Goodbye African oil and gas. Hello African wind and sunshine. Europe currently gets a lot of its energy from across the Mediterranean. That might not change in a climate-neutral world. Most of the fossil fuels extracted from under the sands of the Sahara are burned in the European Union. Pipelines [...]

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Morocco’s NOOR Concentrated Solar Power Projects Support Africa’s Energy Transition

Morocco is playing an important role in Africa’s energy transition with the Noor Ouarzazate solar complex, according to a June 18 report by African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The complex, southeast of Marrakech, is the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world and its development benefited from $485 [...]

Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant will commercialize carbon credits

After successfully completing its registration in the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) program, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal power plant will be able to market carbon credits at the end of 2020, the estimated date of its launch, to continue contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals ( [...]

Panda Green to develop 1 GW hybrid PV and concentrated solar power project in China

Panda Green Energy Group plans to develop a 1,000 MW hybrid project in China that combines solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power generation with energy storage and hydrogen production. The company has entered into a memorandum of cooperation for the CNY-10-billion (USD 1.41bn/EUR 1.25bn) project with the local government [...]

Dubai installs world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

Dubai saw the lifting and installation of the Molten Salt Receiver, MSR, on top of the world’s tallest solar power tower at 262.44 meters, at the largest Concentrated Solar Power project in the world. World’s Tallest Solar Power Tower (Asharq Al-Awsat Ar) This is part of the 4th phase of [...]

Aalborg CSP acquires unique Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) technology

Danish renewable and energy storage specialist, Aalborg CSP acquires all rights and patents for unique Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) technology from Arcon-Sunmark A/S. A Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) is basically a water reservoir used for storing thermal energy. The reservoir is lined with a plastic lining and covered [...]

Molten salt receiver installed at Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Concentrated Solar Power plant

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park on Wednesday witnessed the installation of the Molten Salt Receiver (MSR) on top of the world's tallest solar power tower at 262.44 metres. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, accompanied by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, [...]

Abengoa to install first retrofit Concentrated Solar Power storage pilot

Falling PV costs may have curbed Concentrated Solar Power growth, but they are also accelerating hybrid CSP-PV deployment. In Spain, CSP operators are designing new storage systems that can be retrofit to existing plants to provide dispatchable power at night. As PV and wind capacity grows, the value of [...]

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Making Solar Hydrogen with a Side of Carbon Nanotubes

As detailed in the paper co-authored by IHI Corporation researcher Satoshi Seo (Production of C2-olefins and Hydrogen from Methane Pyrolysis with Concentrated Solar Energy) presented at the SolarPACES Conference in South Korea; this novel two-step process produces hydrogen and carbon materials without producing carbon dioxide, and avoids several technological problems [...]