Namibia-Botswana project for building both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants

The signing of an agreement between Namibia and Botswana to construct a mega solar photovoltaic project is imminent, Namibian Minister for Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has shared. A full feasibility study will then follow to determine the location and size of the project setting in motion construction plans for [...]

Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

The contract with Saesa will have a duration of eight years, began to operate on August 1, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2028. This is for up to 600 GWh/year, equivalent to 60% of the capacity of one of the concentrated solar power towers. One of the most [...]

South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

Concentrated Solar Power newcomer Andes Green Energy will bid two 1 GW hybrid CSP-PV projects with 18 hours of storage in Chile's power auction in December, Carlos Sanchez Vergara, the group's General Manager, told Reuters Events. As EIG Atacama Management prepares to bring online Chile's first Concentrated Solar Power plant, [...]

Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal's present footprint on the global energy production [...]

Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of [...]

Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

In the light of the EU 2030 climate & energy framework, MUSTEC (Market uptake of solar thermal electricity through cooperation) aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the barriers that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) cooperation projects. CSP has a high potential in supplying renewable [...]

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Why invest in Concentrating Solar Power?

Why is Bill Gates backing a CSP company?  What is oil major ENI doing with a CSP start-up? Why has Zurich airport agreed to purchase aviation fuel from a CSP company? Why are investors purchasing operating CSP plants? Many investors have written-off CSP in favour of investments PV and wind. [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Video Tutorial

The tutorial consists of 48 videos in total, grouped in seven thematic blocks. After introducing to the basics of concentrating solar power (CSP), the course units impart substantial knowledge and practical experience about quality control and project planning in CSP plants. The video language is English. Available on this channel: [...]

EnergyNest has produced a new type of modular thermal battery able to store waste heat for hours, days or even weeks

When you think about humanity’s impact on the climate, images of airplane and car exhaust fumes may spring to mind. Yet aviation and cars only account for 2% and 6% of global carbon emissions, respectively. Another sector — which hardly anyone ever talks about — has higher emissions than [...]

Shanghai Electric wins EPC contract for 5th phase project of Dubai solar park

Firms set to build on 4th phase success with the installation of 900MW of photovoltaic and concentrated solar power at the site. Shanghai Electric Group has been appointed as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor for the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power plant owner wants project back online by year’s end

The owners of the remnants of developer SolarReserve and the Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power project, Tonopah Solar Energy and Cobra Energy, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The ill-fated project is the 110-MW [...]

Cyprus agrees construction of 50 MW concentrated solar power plant

A concentrated solar power system may become operational already next year, as the agreement with the government of Cyprus was signed after all permits have been secured. Alfa Mediterranean is about to build the 50 MW concentrating solar power plant using Australian tech. Following years of delays, Alfa Mediterranean [...]

Generating reliable, affordable and flexible energy across Africa

The African continent is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population in the world, accounting for half of the global population growth from now until 2050, as stated by the WEF. The concern raised is the ability of African nations to meet the resulting energy requirements as a result of [...]