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Online Conference April 1-2: World Bank MENA Concentrated Solar Power and Heat

ATA Insights invites you to attend the World Bank’s MENA CSP KIP capstone online conference: Concentrating Solar for Power and Heat (April 1-2, 2020) This final workshop of the World Bank’s Middle East & North Africa Concentration Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program will summarize the results of the Program’s activities [...]

Prefabricated Fresnel collectors used in Spanish SHIP plants

Ecotherm, an Austrian provider of steam and heat transfer solutions, is now offering concentrating solar systems based on the Linear Fresnel collector technology that it acquired from its former business partner Fresnex. The latter had to go into administration in August 2019 because it could no longer secure enough funding. [...]

2020-03-17T13:28:04+00:0017-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

SaltX’s Chinese partner initiate the construction of a Concentrated Solar Power pilot plant

SaltX Technology's partner in China, Shuangliang Boiler Co. LTD (Shuangliang), moves into the next phase of the pilot plant project. As part of the development work, design parameters have been set and a ton of nanocoated salt has been ordered. The pilot plant is planned to be completed during [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Storage for a 100% Clean Energy Southwest

A recent forum in Sacramento sponsored by the World Bank and SolarPACES brought together Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) developers with energy buyers in the US western states to learn from each other how CSP’s low cost thermal energy storage (CSP+TES) fits in with a future 100% renewable grid. The ATA [...]

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple: by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided. The filter allows the efficient passage of [...]

Cerro Dominador: Concentrated solar power is an ‘ideal technology for Chile’

Cerro Dominador, one of the most innovative solar generation plants in Latin America, is preparing to start operations during the second half of this year. The project, in northern Chile's Antofagasta region, combines a 100MW photovoltaic unit with a 110MW concentrated solar power (CSP) unit that will use the sun's [...]

New Way to Dry Cool Concentrated Solar Power Plants – with Underground
 Air

This first concept entails 99 hectares of PVC tubes with a diameter of a half meter, sunk 4 meters below ground, with air pumped through them at 1.5 meters per second. The solar thermal plant used in the study covers an area of about 195 hectares. Spanish researchers propose [...]

2020-03-11T18:04:39+00:0011-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

DEWA opens R&D centre at Dubai concentrated solar power plant

The research and development (R&D) centre of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been officially opened at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar plant in Dubai. Solar power, smart grid integration, energy efficiency and water are part of the centre's areas of work. It will also work [...]

A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center [...]

Three concentrated solar power projects of 335 MW rescued in China

China government launched the first batch of 20 demonstration CSP project s in September 2016, and seven of the twenty were successively connected to the grid in the past two years. Meanwhile, 13 of the demos are not complete and some even announced cancellation. As CSP Focus keeps reporting, [...]

2020-03-10T08:22:59+00:0010-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Uzbekistan’s Spectacular Solar Furnace

This is Uzbekistan’s solar furnace, built by the Soviets in 1981 on a mountain range 50 kilometers east of Tashkent. The site was top secret during the Soviet period and remained tightly guarded until 2009. The furnace uses sunlight to produce clean, instantly adjustable heat for melting or testing materials. [...]

2020-03-07T07:59:58+00:0007-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Using Concentrated Solar Power to convert seawater into drinking water

Desalination plants — which convert seawater into drinking water and water for agriculture — have been used since the 1950s in the Middle East and tropical regions of the world. While the technology has met urgent needs for clean water supplies, the environmental cost has been heavy due to its [...]

Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

This is one of the last milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project executed by Abengoa and Acciona in the Atacama Desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation reflected from the 10,600 heliostats that [...]