Storage

Concentrated Solar Power in Morocco

A year on from the launch of Morocco’s Noor I solar farm, the North African country is continuing to take positive steps to reduce their environmental impact by transitioning to renewable energy sources. Having declared at COP21 in Paris last year that they were aiming to generate 52% of [...]

2017-01-25T11:39:45+00:00 25-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Molten salt instead of thermal oil in Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough plants shall reduce the levelized electricity costs

An international consortium led by the DLR Institute of Solar Research, will build and operate a solar thermal molten salt parabolic trough test facility in Évora (Portugal). Members of the consortium are the German companies TSK Flagsol Engineering, eltherm, Yara, and Steinmüller Engineering, the South African energy provider Eskom [...]

4 biddings for China NWEPDI Hami 50MW MS Tower Concentrated Solar Power project opens next week

As one of China 1st phase of 20 pilot CSP projects, NWEPDI 50MW MS Tower CSP project has been announced to open its purchasing tender next week on January 16th. There will be four separate biddings: Solar collection system Steam generator Steam turbine Generator equipment Click to free download List [...]

Could Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Meet 100% of US Energy Needs by 2050?

According to current estimates, the world has approximately 75 years before recoverable fossil fuels are completely depleted, give or take 15 years. This means that as early as 2075 and as late as 2106 the world will have used all technically and economically recoverable fossil fuels. The question is which [...]

2017-01-09T10:23:14+00:00 09-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

DEWA organises Energy Storage workshop in cooperation with CENER

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a two-day workshop on Energy Storage in cooperation with the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER). The workshop supports DEWA’s role as a platform for sharing knowledge and expertise and its efforts to keep its staff and partners up-to-date with the latest [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:39+00:00 20-12-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

IFC supports concentrated solar power complex in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s [...]

Integration of Concentrated Solar Power and liquid air energy storage

The University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne are offering this joint PhD co-funded by both institutions providing the opportunity to study alongside world-leading academics in Birmingham and Melbourne. Many forms of renewable energy supply are intermittent, relying on storage or backup to provide uninterrupted power. Concentrated Solar Power [...]

LCOE of STE plants is much lower than LCOE of PV plants with 6 hours battery storage, by Luis Crespo

RES technologies account for most of the new capacity additions in the last years at world level and this trend will increase exponentially in the near future. Sooner than later the share of new yearly renewable capacity at world level will be above 95%. PV and Wind are currently “skimming” [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:43+00:00 10-11-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Studies to develop a Concentrated Solar Power plant with storage in Namibia

NamPower has made significant progress with regard to the development of its biomass and concentrated solar power projects its managing director Simson Haulofu indicated this week at the Invest in Namibia International conference. “We have been looking at issues of biomass. We can generate quite a lot. Sixty megawatts (MW) [...]

World’s largest concentrated solar power plant could be coming to Nevada

While thermal solar power plants have had a bit of trouble catching on in the US, solar energy company SolarReserve is hoping to change that. The company recently announced it’s hoping to build a 2,000 megawatt facility in Nevada called Sandstone. With a planned 10 towers and more than 100,000 [...]

China’s first molten salt concentrated solar pwer plant sends power to grid

China's first molten salt solar thermal power plant has started to send electricity to the grid, said the developer based in north China's Tianjin municipality on Sunday. Known as concentrated solar power, solar thermal energy is believed to be the next generation of solar energy, and an ideal green power [...]

Argonne Labs makes solar thermal energy storage 20 times better to enable concentrated solar power plants to provide power at night

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have designed an inexpensive thermal energy storage system that will be significantly smaller and perform more than 20 times better than current thermal systems. Argonne’s thermal energy storage system relies on a “phase-change” material that melts as it stores [...]

SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Complex

The consortium formed by the engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA, and led by ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy leader, has started the turnkey construction of the Kathu Solar Park Complex, after signing the contract with the consortium that owns the project, led by ENGIE, for more [...]