Tracking the Chinese Concentrated Solar Power market

China, like America or Australia, is a place where things come in big helpings. The country is home to the world’s largest radio telescope, dam and wind farm project, to name but a few records. So it is hardly any surprise that China has big plans for CSP, too. At [...]

Azelio Installation at Khalifa University’s Masdar Institute Solar Platform to Demonstrate Renewable Energy 24/7

Using a recycled aluminium alloy to store the heat from the day’s sunshine allows the MISP to produce electricity 24/7   The world is moving continuously towards using sources of energy that are more sustainable than the fossil fuels on which we predominantly rely today. Solar power is one of [...]

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SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Passed the Technical Assessment of Fichtner

Recently, Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant, constructed by Zhejiang SUPCON SOLAR Technology Co., Ltd. (SUPCON SOLAR), has passed complete technical assessment of Fichtner, a German independent engineering consultancy company. In the assessment report, Fichtner considers the design of the plant corresponds to state-of-the-art design of similar plants in the world, the self-developed heliostat and [...]

Botswana is Now Looking for Bids to Build 200 MW of Concentrated Solar Power

Under a new integrated resource plan published by the government in December 2020, Botswana plans to build 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026. The procurement process will start this year, it said. The plan, which received the backing of Botswana and Namibia government officials and the World Bank, proposed [...]

Cubico refinances 100 MW of Spanish concentrated solar power

Renewables investor Cubico has achieved financial close on the refinancing of the Spanish Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, totalling 100MW. The refinancing of the 50MW projects, both located in Granada, was completed with two green loans. The green loans comply with the Green Loan [...]

Cubico expands Spanish Concentrated Solar Power portfolio to 250 MW

Cubico Sustainable Investments has agreed to buy 100 MW of Spanish CSP power capacity and 174 MW of PV capacity from Grupo T-Solar, the company announced in a statement. Cubico will acquire the 50 MW Moron and Olivenza CSP plants, expanding its Spanish CSP portfolio to 250 MW.  The fund bought [...]

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Botswana to build 200 MW of Concentrated Solar Power

Botswana plans to build 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026, according to a new integrated resource plan (IRP) published by the government on December 15. The procurement process will start this year, it said. Botswana is a land-locked sub-Saharan country bordering South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In total, [...]

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US Concentrated Solar Power valve leap boosts prospects for hotter plants

The new flow control valves will improve heat distribution and minimise risks at critical joints, allowing higher CSP temperatures and greater energy conversion efficiency, research group Sandia National Laboratories told Reuters Events. New flow control valves being developed by US researchers could help CSP developers meet ambitious cost reduction targets. [...]

Low-cost liquid metal coating for concentrated solar power (CSP) polymeric mirrors

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa startup is shining in a national competition designed to energize U.S. solar manufacturing. Hawaiʻi Innovation Lab is among 20 teams representing 12 states that have been selected to advance into the semifinals of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition funded by the [...]

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Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrating solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: [...]

HelioHeat Commercializes DLR’s 1000°C Solar Receiver CentRec®

At the 2020 SolarPACES Conference in October, Wei Wu introduced her startup HelioHeat – that will be first to commercialize the CentRec® very high temperature particle receiver developed at the German solar research lab at DLR, able to attain heat of 1000°C. HelioHeat’s 1000°C heat at just 1 Cent/kWh potentially [...]

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DNV GL advises T-Solar Global Operating Assets to enable 1.4GW solar energy sale in Spain and Italy

DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor due diligence for T-Solar Global Operating Assets that was key for the company sale transaction. The review of the company’s operational and pipeline portfolio included sixty-nine assets and was prepared for potential [...]

Long-duration Thermal Energy Storage Startup Azelio Wins First Commercial Order

Swedish startup Azelio will see its long-duration Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology used at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex (MBR) in Dubai, UAE. Recycled aluminium alloy is used as a phase change material to store heat which is then converted to electricity. The company’s TES technology stores [...]