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US allocates $12 million to high-temperature Concentrated Solar Power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $12 million of federal funding to 15 projects that will research high-temperature CSP components and systems, the DOE announced October 23. "These projects will develop materials and designs for collectors, power cycles, and thermal transport systems that can withstand temperatures greater [...]

2018-10-31T15:18:45+00:0031-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power learnings report targets lower cost of finance

U.S. researchers are seeking data from over half of global CSP projects to help lower financing costs that are hampering competitiveness, Mark Mehos, Program Manager, CSP at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched October 1 a global study [...]

2018-10-31T15:14:19+00:0031-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Egypt aims to produce 5,651 MW of renewable energy by 2022

For the wind energy under-implementation projects, Al-Khayat said that they include a wind farm in Jabal Al-Zayt with a capacity of 120 MW, and another wind turbines plant in the Gulf of Suez under the build, own, operate (BOO) scheme. The total capacity of wind energy projects under study amounted [...]

A simple method for the inhibition of the corrosion of carbon steel by molten nitrate salt for thermal storage in concentrated solar power applications

Corrosion is an important issue in high-temperature applications such as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, playing a crucial role in the long-term use of storage tanks, heat exchanger and piping materials which account for a considerable component of the investment costs. While there are many studies regarding the corrosion [...]

$658m deal signed to 100 MW Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa

Saudi company ACWA Power, which operates in the fields of power generation and desalination in more than 10 countries, has announced plans to invest $658 million in South Africa. An announcement on Friday said this will help to boost trade and investment links between Saudi Arabia and the African [...]

SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology [...]

Webinar about Concentrated Solar Power in Australia

Australia possesses one of the highest Direct Normal Irradiation (DNI) resources in the world. It’s expected that by the end of 2018 there will be 1.8GW of cumulative solar capacity available compared to less than 200MW in 2012. What is more, the ability to store and dispatch is key to [...]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Concentrated Solar Power and PV Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $53 million in new projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 53 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs and support a [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) will play a key role in a decarbonized economy

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) will play a key role in a decarbonized economy because it can produce heat without adding any carbon emissions. 

Though for centuries we’ve produced heat for industrial uses by burning a fossil fuel like coal, or more recently oil and gas, in the future we [...]

Reliance commissions 100 MW concentrated solar power plant in Rajasthan, India

It is the second plant in India to use concentrated solar power technology. Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy, a subsidiary of Reliance Power, has commissioned its 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. The plant is the largest plant based on the linear fresnel technology. The 100 MW CSP plant [...]

New material could up efficiency of concentrated solar power

Scientists have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power -- as heat energy -- more efficient in generating electricity. A recent development would make electricity generation from the sun's heat more efficient, by using ceramic-metal plates for heat transfer at higher [...]

2018-10-20T12:00:08+00:0020-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

Iberdrola Sells Its Concentrated Solar Power Plant In Spain

Iberdrola S.A. (IBDSF.PK) agreed Friday to sell its solar thermal power plant in Spain to Ence Energía, which involves the sale of 90% of the shares in Iberdrola Energía Solar de Puertollano, S.A., the company which owns the 50-megawatt (MW) solar thermal generation unit. The transaction amounts to 181.1 million [...]

Masdar’s Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant now powers 20,000 homes

The Shams 1 solar power plant, a joint venture between Masdar and France’s Total, is generating electricity to power 20,000 homes and playing a vital role in meeting the UAE’s energy demand, a top official said. “Shams is a very important project not only for shareholders but also for [...]