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Dubai 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power tower plant expects record-low price this July

As the first commercial CSP tower solar project in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai 200 MW CSP tower project catches eyes of global CSP players. With a minimum eight hours’ storage and expected online by 2021, the project is under the fourth phase of the Emirate’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid [...]

2017-05-24T13:17:11+00:00 24-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

The Spanish government loses first ICSID arbitration claim over retroactive measures against Concentrated Solar Power

The retroactive measures taken against STE plants by the Spanish government in 2012 - 2013 and consolidated in 2014 resulting in a massive change of the remuneration scheme for RES  power plants have now been unanimously condemned by ICSID, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes . [...]

Hydrogen from sunlight – A visit to Plataforma Solar in Almería

For years now, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have conducted research at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in the south of Spain, which is operated by partner organisation CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology). At this location scientists are [...]

Kathu solar park and Bokpoort concentrated solar power plants acknowledged by the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Leading engineering and construction company SENER, as part of the consortium for the turnkey construction of the 100MW Kathu Solar Park Complex, has been judged as having delivered “The Deal of the Year” at the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Power Awards. The event took place on [...]

SolarPACES to Help Optimize Chile’s Energy Grid

A new computational tool will be used by international researchers at SolarPACES to calculate the best technology mix of generation resources to most cost-effectively cover Chile’s load curve. The modeling tool was initially developed at Aachen University, in response to a request from the German Academy of Sciences, to see [...]

2017-05-19T16:17:31+00:00 19-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Germany’s Planned 90 Percent Energiewende Will Need Concentrated Solar Power

Given Germany's low DNI, it might seem improbable that thermal solar would be a key component of its low-carbon grid planning under its Energiewende (energy transition), but several papers published in 2016 found that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage (CSP-TES) will be an essential component. As the [...]

5 Concentrated Solar Power Technologies Impacting Industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce power when needed—even when the sun isn’t shining. The [...]

Dispatch Optimization Studies for a Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The high penetration of renewable energy in electricity grids brings the role of balancing production and demand for Solar Thermal Energy (STE) plants. Due to their thermal storage capability, STE plants provide certain flexibility between collecting thermal energy from the sun and transforming it into electric energy by means [...]

SolarReserve looks to build up to six Concentrated Solar Power plants in Queensland

SolarReserve is considering developing four to six CSP plants, each of capacity 100 to 150 MW, in the Australian state of Queensland, Daniel Thompson, SolarReserve's Australia director, told the Courier Mail newspaper May 6. The U.S.-based developer is currently scouting for sites in Queensland, particularly in the north and [...]

Spain ordered to pay 128 million euros compensation to Concentrated Solar Power firms for subsidy cuts

Spain has lost international an arbitration case over cuts to CSP subsidies and has been ordered to pay 128 million euros ($141.2 million) to CSP developer group Eiser, Elecnor and Aries, El Pais newspaper reported May 5. The case refers to Spain's retraction of renewable energy subsidies in electricity [...]

2017-05-17T20:05:02+00:00 17-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Dubai set for ‘aggressive pricing’ on first Concentrated Solar Power tower plant

Dubai's 200 MW CSP tender framework offers potential cost savings from engineering through to operations and new entrants from China could help lower prices, Inaki Perez, Solar Team Leader at Mott MacDonald, DEWA's Technical Advisor, said at the MENA New Energy 2017 conference. In July, the Dubai Electricity and [...]

Extremadura takes part in Brussels in the constitution of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy

The government of Extremadura will be part of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy (S3), created at the request of the European Commission, to discuss and design the future of electricity production through solar energy, and especially photovoltaic technology and concentrated solar power (CSP). To this end, the [...]

2017-05-17T19:20:28+00:00 17-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |

The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems

The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment offers a unique overview of the information on the state-of-the-art of analysis, measurement, and assessment of the performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) components and systems in a comprehensive, compact, and complete manner. Following an introductory chapter to [...]