BREAKING NEWS

The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

In 2016, when SolarReserve connected its 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant in the state of Nevada, it reached its peak as a company. But the enjoyment of reaching that peak could not be prolonged. And having spent almost four years from that moment, the company filed [...]

Rensselaer team develops effective concentrated solar power plant using affordable, accessible resources

Partha Dutta, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, envisions a not-so-distant future where even the most remote parts of the world would have access to clean and renewable energy. His vision wouldn’t require a large power grid or expensive technology. Instead, he believes it [...]

Cubico acquires a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant in Spain

The UK-based renewables investment company has acquired the 50 MW Arenales solar thermal power plant, located in Seville that entered into operation in 2008. Cubico Sustainable Investments, a renewables investment company based in the United Kingdom, today announced the acquisition of the Arenales Solar PS, S.L., owned by a 50 [...]

DOE Announces $125.5 Million in New Funding for Solar Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $125.5 million in new funding to advance solar technology research. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE continues to advance research and development of solar technologies that reduce the cost of solar, [...]

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Solar Thermal Power Plants in Energy Planning in Spain. Spain, unlike the rest of European countries, has ideal conditions for the deployment of concentrated solar  power plants that will make the objectives of PNIEC easier and less expensive. [...]

Concentrated solar power had a global total installed capacity of 6,451 MW in 2019

In terms of global concentrating solar power market in the year of 2019, a total capacity of 381.6MW solar thermal projects were newly built up across the world, making an increase rate of 6.29%. Specifically, China successfully completed four new CSP projects with capacity of 200MW, 52.1% of the global [...]

World’s tallest Concentrated Solar Power tower completed in Dubai

Shanghai Electric completes Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power tower in Dubai. Construction partners on the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 Concentrating Solar Power- Photovoltaic project in Dubai completed the 260-meter high receiver tower on January 9, Shanghai Electric, lead EPC contractor, said in a statement. The $4.4 billion [...]

How Australia could have already transitioned to 100% renewable energy

Released in 2010, The Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan (ZCA2020) — a joint collaboration between Beyond Zero Emissions and the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute — set out to demonstrate that Australia’s economy could be powered by renewable energy within a decade. The first report of its [...]

Neom to build desal plant with ‘solar dome’ technology

Saudi Arabia's futuristic $500-billion new city Neom has signed an agreement with the UK-based Solar Water Limited for the construction of the first desalination plant with 'Solar Dome' technology in the city. The pilot project promises to revolutionise the water desalination process, helping solve one of the world’s most pressing [...]

Abengoa eyes Concentrated Solar Power storage role at climate-hit coal plants

Concentrated Solar Power and molten salt technology could help coal-fired generators decarbonize without closing sites, but price support will be needed, experts told New Energy Update. While many CSP developers are seeking to directly compete with coal-fired power generation, a small group of players see opportunities in working with coal plant [...]

Aalborg CSP receives order for integrated heat pump system for district heating plant in Denmark

Aalborg CSP A/S, a Danish renewable energy and storage specialist, received a new order for turnkey delivery of a customized 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system to Saltum Fjernvarme in Denmark. With the new system in Saltum, Denmark, Aalborg CSP continues its deployment of new projects with customized solutions [...]

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China mulls withdrawal of subsidies for concentrated solar power (CSP) and offshore wind energy in 2021

It already set aside $217m to fund new solar power projects in 2020. China has set aside CNY1.5b ($217m) to finance new solar power projects in 2020. A third of funding will go to distributed power projects for residential users, whereas two-thirds of it will be divided between large-scale solar [...]

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“Star” Receiver Could Cut Tower Concentrated Solar Power Cost 11%

Working at the Institute of Solar Research in the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt: DLR), mechanical engineer Cathy Frantz and her colleagues have developed a very different shape for the solar receiver that sits atop the tower in Concentrated Solar Power that she says can cut [...]