Storage

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 [...]

World Bank Program Explores Concentrated Solar Power Potential in Middle East & North Africa

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & North [...]

SolarReserve receives environmental approval for 450 MW 24/7 baseload Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology with energy storage, has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to build one of the world’s largest solar projects with energy storage. Rendering of SolarReserve’s 450 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Tamarugal Solar Project [...]

Thermochemical Energy Storage for Concentrated Solar Power using natural limestone

The share of renewable energies is rapidly growing partly in response to the urgent need of mitigating CO2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants. However, cheap and efficient large-scale energy storage technologies are not yet available to allow for a significant penetration of renewable energies into the grid. Recently, it [...]

South Australia energy minister offers hope for Concentrated Solar Power and storage

The threat of three state Liberal parties to unwind the renewable energy targets in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland has elicited an encouraging response from SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis about the attraction of solar thermal energy as a “dispatchable” energy source. The Liberal party in SA, led by [...]

Concentrated Solar Power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

A Renewable Energy Target which rewards all generated MWhs equally has driven the successful uptake of the cheapest technologies for creating MWhs – what a surprise! Building large LNG export plants connected to the East Coast gas system has pulled gas prices up to world parity – what a [...]

2017-02-07T11:02:18+00:00 07-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

The future looks bright for Concentrated Solar Power

New technology is helping to reduce costs and enabling CSP plants to generate electrical power 24 hours per day. If you are keeping upwith the news, then you are aware of the quiet revolution that is taking place in the power-generation market, especially in some countries. Renewables, such as [...]

2017-02-03T22:05:42+00:00 03-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |

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 [...]