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Abengoa is awarded an operation and maintenance contract for a 50 MW concentrated solar power plant for Ence Energía y Celulosa

The Termollano solar thermal plant, located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), will be the first one not built by Abengoa to which it will perform the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the company's Services vertical. Abengoa has over 18 years of experience in this activity and has a commercial experience of [...]

2020-01-22T19:43:05+00:0022-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

InfraTec Automated Monitoring Solution SPTC——Thermography-based Solar Power Tower Monitoring System

The Solar Power Tower Check (SPTC) uses infrared technology to monitor the central absorber of a solar tower power plant. The temperature measurements are realised fully automated without the need of any manual interaction. SPTC automatically raises warnings and alarms as soon as an adjustable temperature threshold is exceeded [...]

Could the Sahara Turn Africa into a Solar Superpower?

If all the sunshine hitting the Sahara was converted into energy, enough electricity would be produced to power Europe 7,000 times over. But solar panels reflect less heat back into space compared to sand, which could change the region’s climate – and make it rain more. You may have [...]

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, [...]

China largest 100 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant connected to the grid

CSNP Royal Tech Urat 100MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Project was successfully connected to the gird at 22:49 p.m. on January 8th, 2020. Following the first CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough solar thermal project which was connected to the grid in October 2018, the CSNP project became the second [...]

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

SolarReserve, one of America’s last remaining Concentrated Solar Power developers, appears to have ceased operations — just as some global markets may be warming up. The Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada has undershot expectations. (Credit: SolarReserve) There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar [...]

SirajPower, ACWA Power and Pinsent Masons take top honors among other winners at the 2020 Middle East Solar Industry Association Awards

In the welcoming setting of the Aloft Hotel in Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the World Future Energy Summit – Solar 2020, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) unveiled the winners of the 2020 Middle East Solar Awards during a gala ceremony on January 15, 2020. In total, [...]

Sanad Powertech awarded shams concentrated solar power maintenance contract

The Masdar project is one of the world's largest operational concentrated solar power plants. Sanad Powertech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and the energy and industrial MRO service provider, has been awarded a contract for the MRO operations of the steam engine and power generator of [...]

Colombia’s Promigas launches tender for Concentrated Solar Power studies

Colombian natural gas transporter Promigas has called for expressions of interest from US companies in a consultancy contract for concentrated solar heating systems. The winning bidder will be tasked with providing a feasibility study to support the development of the technology at commercial and industrial facilities in Colombia, according [...]

The Significance of the Concentration Factor in Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) uses mirrors, or sometimes lenses, to concentrate sunlight onto a smaller area so that it generates a higher temperature. It is most commonly used to produce steam, which is then used to generate electricity in a conventional steam turbine. It may also be used for industrial [...]

2020-01-17T10:06:07+00:0017-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

UAE’s first ‘solar concentrator’ installed at Masdar City Campus

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar City, and Wahaj Solar today jointly announced the installation of a first-of-its-kind solar concentrator in the UAE at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform. The installation is the first step in the development of a unique scalable high-temperature concentrated solar power system, CSP, [...]

2020-01-16T22:37:55+00:0016-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

NREL Secures 21 Awards to Further Concentrated Solar Power and PV Research

On November 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office awarded $128 million to 75 new projects that will advance solar technologies in five major areas. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) earned a major portion of this funding—nearly $20 million. Each innovative project will work [...]

2020-01-16T12:24:01+00:0016-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

Central Tower of 700 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project by Shanghai Electric and DEWA Tops Out in Dubai

Significant progress has been made in the Dubai 700 MW concentrated solar power project, announced as the world's largest single-site CSP project. On Jan 9th, a topping-out ceremony for the project's 222-meter central tower was held, welcoming representatives from Shanghai Electric - the project's general contractor - Dubai Electricity and [...]