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Why invest in Concentrating Solar Power?

Why is Bill Gates backing a CSP company?  What is oil major ENI doing with a CSP start-up? Why has Zurich airport agreed to purchase aviation fuel from a CSP company? Why are investors purchasing operating CSP plants? Many investors have written-off CSP in favour of investments PV and wind. [...]

Could Congress Commission a Government Agency Like WAPA to Build Concentrated Solar Power?

The USA seems like the most unlikely nation to nationalize a clean energy resource for the public good. So when one of the Democratic candidates announced a plan to do that, it was easy to dismiss the concept as pie in the sky. But in fact, a US government agency [...]

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Concentrated Solar Power Video Tutorial

The tutorial consists of 48 videos in total, grouped in seven thematic blocks. After introducing to the basics of concentrating solar power (CSP), the course units impart substantial knowledge and practical experience about quality control and project planning in CSP plants. The video language is English. Available on this channel: [...]

EnergyNest has produced a new type of modular thermal battery able to store waste heat for hours, days or even weeks

When you think about humanity’s impact on the climate, images of airplane and car exhaust fumes may spring to mind. Yet aviation and cars only account for 2% and 6% of global carbon emissions, respectively. Another sector — which hardly anyone ever talks about — has higher emissions than [...]

Harnessing the sun to purify concentrated waste streams

Reverse osmosis is one of the most common methods for purifying saline water, but the process produces limited results. About 20% to 50% of the water that enters the system remains as a concentrated waste stream. There are several existing methods for handling concentrate streams, including injecting the waste into [...]

Dartmouth receives DOE funding to develop concentrated solar power system

Engineers at Dartmouth have received a three-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a new high-temperature tubing material for a concentrated solar power (CSP) system using a patented alloy developed at Dartmouth that could both increase efficiency and decrease the cost of harnessing and storing [...]

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Atlantica opts to buy out tax equity investor in Solana Concentrated Solar Power plant

Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure has exercised its right to buy out the tax equity investor in the 280-MW Solana concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Arizona. The company says in its financial report for the second quarter of 2020 that it made use of the option on July 17. It [...]

Shanghai Electric wins EPC contract for 5th phase project of Dubai solar park

Firms set to build on 4th phase success with the installation of 900MW of photovoltaic and concentrated solar power at the site. Shanghai Electric Group has been appointed as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor for the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park [...]

Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 3.8% in July

Demand for electrical energy in Spain fell by 3.8% in July: wind energy produced 37.9%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 7.9%   The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 26.8% and in the Canary Islands by 9.4% compared to the same month of 2019. Solar [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power plant owner wants project back online by year’s end

The owners of the remnants of developer SolarReserve and the Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power project, Tonopah Solar Energy and Cobra Energy, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The ill-fated project is the 110-MW [...]

Australian Researchers Assess the Commercial Viability of Solar Alumina Calcining

Commercializing alumina refining using solar heat Approximately 27% of Australia’s industrial carbon emissions come from alumina refineries, in which fossil fuels are burned to heat the processes. But concentrated solar thermal (CST) could provide up to half of the heat needed. Australian researchers have for the first time demonstrated a [...]

How Concentrated Solar Power Works: Tower, Trough, Fresnel or Dish

All concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use a mirror configuration to concentrate the sun’s light energy onto a receiver and convert it into heat. The heat can then be used to create steam to drive a turbine to produce electrical power or used as industrial process heat. Concentrating solar power [...]

Cyprus agrees construction of 50 MW concentrated solar power plant

A concentrated solar power system may become operational already next year, as the agreement with the government of Cyprus was signed after all permits have been secured. Alfa Mediterranean is about to build the 50 MW concentrating solar power plant using Australian tech. Following years of delays, Alfa Mediterranean [...]