Storage

ABB congratulates Dubai on world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project

Dubai is making the right noises when it comes to Solar Power. The land of abundant sunshine is also located shoulder to shoulder with Abu Dhabi, the world’s second-largest producer of oil. However, the United Arab Emirates – the GCC country of which Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a [...]

Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By [...]

DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. [...]

DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage [...]

Trump’s Surprising Investment in Concentrated Solar Power

The DOE’s $62 million into concentrated solar power projects could push forward a technology that addresses a critical shortcoming of photovoltaics. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it will invest $62 million to advance the state of concentrated solar power, at the apparent expense of solar photovoltaics that [...]

2017-09-14T22:59:19+00:00 14-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

DOE allocated $62 million for concentrated solar power technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to expand the SunShot program after hitting its 2020 goals to trim utility-scale solar costs to $0.06/kWh — or under $1 per watt —  three years early. Under the new goals, the popular program plans to cut utility-scale solar costs in half [...]

Concentrated Solar Power is combined with energy storage results in much more efficient plant

Minister of Energy Mmamoloko Kubayi’s announcement on Friday that Eskom will sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with independent producers of renewable energy (IPPs) by October 28, might not be enough to prevent litigation against government for deviating from its own procurement process. This follows after her department’s acclaimed Renewable Energy [...]

An entirely renewable energy future is possible

A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050. The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to [...]

Sandia Labs R&D Helped SolarReserve hit low price record of 6 cents for concentrated solar power

According to Kevin Smith, the CEO of SolarReserve; the company that is first to sell CSP at 6 cents/kWh, the record-low CSP price was largely due to their receiver and heliostat research. The 150 MW Aurora CSP project will sell power day or night to the South Australian Government at [...]

Salt is the new key ingredient to harvest concentrated solar power

Abu Dhabi’s Shams 1 and Morocco’s Noor 1 projects are among the pioneers of concentrated solar power (CSP) solar technology. If the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is to supply Europe with a steady supply of reliable electricity, it will need a technology that does not fail on a [...]

US DOE Funds Terrafore’s Phase Change Energy Storage Test

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released funding to the Argonne National Laboratory for a scaled-up round of independent testing of Terrafore Technologies’ innovative encapsulated thermal energy storage in phase change salts, designed to operate in temperatures to greater than 800°C in a single tank that acts as both [...]

2017-09-04T11:11:22+00:00 04-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Energy storage and grid integration solutions

In July, TSK has acquired Ingeteam´s power generation plant engineering and construction subsidiary. With this latest acquisition, TSK reinforces its current capacity to deliver electric power generation plants using renewable and conventional sources.   Nowadays there are several changes in electrical generation market, thanks to the introduction of renewable [...]

2017-09-05T13:56:44+00:00 04-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]