Concentrated solar power (CSP) gets an endurance boost from salt

A project in the Nevada desert offers a compelling solution to a problem that has long bedeviled the solar power industry: How to store energy from the sun for use at times when the sun doesn’t shine. Crescent Dunes, run by a company called SolarReserve, is a 110-megawatt concentrated solar [...]

DEWA and World Bank Group co-host Concentrated Solar Power workshop

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Bank Group co-host a workshop on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Markets, System Value, and Financing. This is part of the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-supported MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Programme (KIP). The workshop explains how Dubai is successfully integrating [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: Delivering Renewable Electricity When It’s Needed

Last year, right after graduating from college, Hajar Abjeg left her vibrant hometown of Agadir on the west coast of Morocco to live in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate. A newly minted engineer, her goal was to work at the sprawling solar complex on the outskirts of the [...]

2018-02-23T18:02:41+00:00 23-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

India innovation to generate clean energy from concentrated solar power

Scientists at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the city have developed a super critical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility that would help generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal. This is India's first test-bed for next generation, efficient, compact, water-less super critical carbon dioxide Brayton [...]

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Plant Heat Tracing Contract

eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants worldwide. The Kathu [...]

Scientists test world’s first concentrated solar power fuels reactor for night

International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage. CONTISOL was tested at Cologne, Germany [...]

2018-02-21T15:00:58+00:00 21-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

As Concentrated Solar Power bids fall to record lows, prices seen diverging between different regions

As CSP bids keep falling, there will likely be a growing price divergence between projects in countries such as Chile and the UAE at the lower end of the scale, and the likes of the United States at the other end. Auction results suggest CSP will generate power at a [...]

2018-02-20T17:32:30+00:00 20-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Aalborg Concentrated Solar Power to share global solar expertise with the UAE

With Dubai’s clear ambition of becoming the most sustainable city in the world by 2050, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) paves the way for leadership in sustainable living. To learn from markets with world-class sustainability activities, a delegation of leading Danish companies are currently visiting the country where Aalborg CSP’s [...]

2018-02-20T14:45:56+00:00 20-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate will be completed before the summer of 2018

The Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate, will be completed before the summer of 2018, Mustapha Bakkoury, head at Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) told a press conference on Friday. The EUR-810-million (USD 1bn) second phase of the thermosolar cylindrical parabolic troughs complex Noor Ouarzazate will be [...]

Yumen RoyalTech 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Gansu province

North China Power Engineering Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group (NCPE) is one of the largest power engineering companies in China. NCPE is responsible for the engineering design of the Yumen RoyalTech 50MW trough Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Gansu province - one of 20 pilot CSP [...]

PDO & GlassPoint inaugurate an initial phase of a solar installation in Oman that will deliver 1GW peak thermal energy at completion

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy to the oil industry, have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant. Miraah, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of the Sultanate, will be among [...]

Positive changes taking place in China Concentrated Solar Power industry

At the beginning of February, Huafeng Energy, one of China leading energy project developers, signed MoU with Akesai government to jointly develop concentrated solar power (CSP) project with total capacity of 1 GW. Mr. Hemei Qiu, General Manager and Mr. Zhiqiang Dong, Deputy General Manager of Huafeng Energy CSP Business [...]