Storage

Using sulfur to store concentrated solar power

At the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) research is being conducted under the framework of the EU subsidized PEGASUS-project to make renewable energy more suitable for baseload energy provision. Solar energy is a prime example of renewable energy, but the sun doesn't shine at night. So some kind of [...]

2017-04-13T15:43:21+00:00 13-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Low-Cost ‘Solar Absorber’ Promising for Future Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high temperatures needed for "concentrated solar power" plants that might run up to 24 hours a day. The research advances global efforts to design hybrid systems that combine [...]

Electrical power tests start at Abengoa’s Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this thermosolar plant.  It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions. Xina Solar One is a concentrating solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.  It uses [...]

Australia’s first large-scale concentrated solar power project

Senator Nick Xenophon expects the deal he struck to pass the federal Coalition’s tax cuts on Friday should guarantee that Australia’s first large-scale solar thermal plant begins construction before the next election. Xenophon got the Coalition government to deliver on its pre-election promise of facilitating solar thermal by agreeing [...]

Mt Abu boasts of a concentrated solar power plant that delivers power on demand

The Brahmakumaris in Mt Abu have installed an innovative 1 MW solar thermal power plant. Surprisingly, it has done away with photovoltaic cells, and runs on water instead. What's more, it can store sun's energy overnight and deliver power on demand. Spread over an area of 25 acres, the power [...]

2017-04-02T20:43:25+00:00 02-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

SolarReserve signs MOU for 70 MW concentrated solar power project in NSW

US solar company SolarReserve is showing signs of cracking the Australian solar market – but not (yet) with its preferred technology of concentrating solar and storage. Rather, the company has entered into a partnership with local engineering firm Decmil Group to build a 70MW PV plant in New South [...]

China’s Suunpower to incorporate EnergyNest thermal storage

Suunpower, a CSP developer and Engineering Procurement Contractor (EPC) , has signed a partnership agreement with Norway's EnergyNest to deploy thermal energy storage (TES) systems in China. Suunpower is involved in the construction of China's first 20 CSP projects for a total capacity of 1 GW. The EnergyNest TES [...]

Algeria plans to set up 2,000 megawatts of concentrated solar power capacity by 2030

Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]

Liquid storage of solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. Many consider [...]

2017-03-21T20:14:10+00:00 20-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive solar thermal plant that is expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a considerable feat for a plant that depends solely on solar energy. The plant, proposed for a site in Chile’s Tamarugal province, would [...]

SolarReserve Bids 24-Hour Concentrated Solar Power At 6.3 Cents In Chile

In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar. SolarReserve’s CSP technology with integrated thermal storage provides 24-hour solar power, and is ideally suited for Chile’s grid with round-the-clock power needs due to its huge mining [...]

Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar [...]

SaltX Energy Storage Technology – enabling continuous production from Concentrated Solar Power

An animation of continuous power production from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) used together with SaltX EnerStore. Solar thermal energy from CSP collectors is stored during daytime in EnerStore and used during night-time for power production. By this, continuous "day and night" power production, is made possible with a CSP [...]