Storage

It is all in the mix – study of the efficiency of Concentrated Solar Power technologies

How will the technologies for the production of electricity from solar energy develop in the coming decades? Which technology is the most economical? What opportunities do the combination of multiple systems offer? A study conducted under the leadership of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) [...]

100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power project in the Northern Cape of South Africa starts construction

Construction has begun following the signing of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between ENGIE and Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility. The 100 MW Kathu Solar Park is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018. Kathu Solar Park is a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project that [...]

SolarReserve proposes 2 GW concentrated solar power plant with storage in Nevada

The Sandstone project would use molten salt concentrated solar power technology to generate power and provide energy storage capability. SolarReserve has not made a final decision, but is looking at sites in Nye County for the Sandstone Energy 10X project, which would sell power into the California market. There are [...]

World’s Biggest Concentrated Solar Power Project Ongoin

An enormous power plant is being built by a California-based company, Solar Reserve. Upon completion, this will be the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) to ever graze American soil. The projected cost of the project is said to be around $5 billion, according to Kevin Smith, SolarReserve's CEO. Called Project [...]

Construction starts on 100MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

100MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, one of the largest projects of its kind in South Africa, was ground broken earlier this month. Over 12,000 people will be employed during the 28-month construction period. This will encompass the solar field and the power block that will be erected on site, followed by a testing period, at which point commercial operation will be [...]

EnergyNest redefines Energy Storage with HEATCRETE

The other day, China National Energy Administration has officially released the “Chinese 1 GW Demonstration Project Short List”. With total installed capacity of 1GW, this list comprises of 9 tower plants, 7 parabolic trough plants and 4 Fresnel plants. In addition to excitement among CSP industry insiders, if you think [...]

How to achieve US$63MWh in a Concentrated Solar Power tower project with storage

You wanted to know how SolarReserve managed to bid US$63MWh for a CSP tower project with thermal storage and here are the answers. Don´t worry, they didn´t forget to budget for the construction of the tower when they made their calculations. And nope, they didn´t have a silver bullet that [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant wins South African National Energy Association prize

The 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, built by ACCIONA, has been named “Best renewable energy project 2016” by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA). The plant, located in Northern Cape Province in South Africa, was upheld as a pioneering facility in the renewables sector for South African industry, in [...]

How concentrated solar power towers generate electricity at night

One of the biggest issues facing renewable energy has been generating power during periods of unfavourable weather or time of day. On a windless night, for instance, neither solar panels nor wind turbines can produce energy. This is where solar power towers shine. They capture the sun’s energy during the [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:53+00:00 21-09-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Australia hopes 660 MW of concentrated solar power

SolarReserve has now proposed a total of six CSP projects near Port Augusta in South Australia that would be clones of its 110 MW Crescent Dunes project in Tonopah, Nevada. SolarReserve’s dispatchable solar can be switched on day or night because it incorporates thermal energy storage. I spoke with SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith, who was [...]

Acwa’s Redstone concentrated solar power project hits cost roadblock in South Africa

Riyadh’s Acwa Power together with the US company SolarReserve is developing the Redstone project, a molten salt central receiver in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This is the first in the continent of a new generation of solar plants that are garnering interest around the world. The technology [...]

New technology puts solar power to work all night long

Energy storage is crucial for taking full advantage of solar power, which otherwise suffers interruptions from cloudy skies and nightfall. In the past few years, concentrating solar power plants have begun producing additional electricity at night and during peak demand periods by using stored heat energy to propel a steam [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:54+00:00 13-09-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |