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 [...]

FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

View Full Statement  in PDF In early 2020, the proposal of the European Commission to launch a “Green Deal” set an ambitious double objective for the sake of European citizens’ wealth and health : increasing the European contribution to fight climate change while boosting the European economy. Within a few [...]

The Concentrated Solar Thermal Industry supports the Green Recovery Plan through a truly smart sector integration

ESTELA welcomes and supports the endeavour of the European Commission bringing together the Green Deal and the Recovery Plan. This initiative of the Commission constitutes a strong action framework impacting the depth and pace of the decarbonisation of the electricity, industry, and transport sectors. The European Solar Industry is ready [...]

New Concentrated Solar Power report offers learnings from Crescent Dunes flop

A new global Concentrated Solar Power report will help developers understand key failings at Crescent Dunes and other early plants and improve investor confidence in future projects, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) told New Energy Update. Crescent Dunes failings included faults in the first-of-a-kind salt storage system. As [...]

Concentrated Solar Power in Cyprus

Homeowners and businesses in Cyprus showed growing interest in solar thermal technology over the last two years. Collector area additions on the island increased by 5 % in 2018 and by 24 % in 2019 after a small decline in 2017. The growth in collector capacity was the result of [...]

The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant, the first in Chile and Latin America, installs its solar receiver at a height of 220 meters

This is one of the latest milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project being carried out by Acciona and Abengoa in the Atacama desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation projected from the 10,600 [...]

Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The new law will allow decisive progress towards the decarbonisation of the economy, facilitating an optimal combination of all renewable technologies, such as concentrated solar power, wind energy and PV. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) expresses its satisfaction with the beginning of the [...]

NWEPDI signed engineering contract for Shouhang Yumen 100 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project

Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd (NWEPDI) signed contract with Shouhang to be the engineer for Shouhang Yumen 100 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Project. NWEPDI will be responsible for the survey and design work for the 100 MW Tower solar thermal project owned and developed [...]

Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

While COVID-19 has impacted millions of organisations around the world, ‘the world’s largest CSP’ build has maintained progress amidst challenging times. The 700 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant Known as project Noor Energy 1 is, “the largest single-site concentrated solar power plant in the world, using a state-of-the-art combination [...]

Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

Wind energy contributed 21.3% in April, concentrated solar power 1.2% and photovoltaic 6.8%. 47.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 72.6% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 27.6% and in [...]