Storage

Nearly 1 Million in South Africa Now Powered by Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. It is especially puzzling since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom [...]

How Port Augusta Got the World’s Cheapest Concentrated Solar Power

Most coverage of SolarReserve’s 150 MW Aurora solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta completely overlooked its biggest news: the South Australian Government just bought the world’s cheapest solar thermal power. SolarReserve will sell solar thermal electricity to the South Australian Government at $75 (AUD) with a guaranteed cap [...]

Chile concentrated solar power to seek $800 million to restart

A stalled solar-thermal project in northern Chile backed by a U.S. private equity investor is seeking about $800 million in debt to resume construction, according to people familiar with the deal. EIG Global Energy Partners, the U.S. private equity investor that took over the $1 billion Cerro Dominador solar plant [...]

2017-08-29T22:47:55+00:00 29-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]

Aalborg CSP wins another order for a concentrated solar power heating plant in Denmark

Aalborg CSP, Danish renewable energy specialist and a well-known player in district heating circles landed a new order to deliver an 8MWth solar-thermal plant, which when completed will provide sustainable heating for 2,583 customers in the Copenhagen area. The solar field consisting of 11,312m2 flat solar-thermal collectors will be [...]

SolarReserve awarded AU$78/MWh Concentrated Solar Power contract

The government of South Australia has awarded U.S. developer SolarReserve a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at a maximum price of AU$78/MWh ($61/MWh) for its planned 150 MW Aurora CSP plant at Port Augusta, the office of Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, said August 14. The Aurora solar tower [...]

Abengoa completes 100 MW Xina Solar One South Africa concentrated solar power plant

Abengoa has achieved the "practical completion" of its Xina Solar One CSP plant in Northern Cape, South Africa, the developer said August 16. The 100 MW Xina Solar One plant uses parabolic trough technology and hosts 5.5 hours of storage capacity. The plant will feed power into the adjacent Paulputs [...]

Concentrated Solar Power scientists target 2,000°C thermal storage by 2019

Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP developers looking to leverage cost advantages over other renewable energy sources for longer dispatch periods. Some 15 out of the 17 utility-scale CSP projects under construction around the world include TES, according to the CSP Today Global Tracker. [...]

2017-08-23T14:41:48+00:00 23-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Why concentrated solar power towers and storage plants will reshape energy markets

The 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage plant to be built in Port Augusta has been made possible by a ground-breaking pricing and contract structure that could help completely reshape Australian power markets, including the end of “baseload” power as we know it. The South Australian government announced last [...]

SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

The Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta includes 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in order to meet peak electricity requirements, day and night. The first of its kind in Australia, the Aurora Solar Energy Project will utilise SolarReserve’s leading solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage. SolarReserve [...]

The future of concentrated solar power (STE or CSP) in China

The Chinese Government’s recent launching of an ambitious strategic program to develop solar thermal power in the country will elevate it to a leading position by the year 2030, as well as will be serving as a basis for boosting this sector of renewables on a global scale. One of [...]

Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change. Alphabet’s X research lab is developing a cutting-edge molten [...]