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Panda Green to develop 1 GW hybrid PV and concentrated solar power project in China

Panda Green Energy Group plans to develop a 1,000 MW hybrid project in China that combines solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power generation with energy storage and hydrogen production. The company has entered into a memorandum of cooperation for the CNY-10-billion (USD 1.41bn/EUR 1.25bn) project with the local government [...]

Dubai installs world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

Dubai saw the lifting and installation of the Molten Salt Receiver, MSR, on top of the world’s tallest solar power tower at 262.44 meters, at the largest Concentrated Solar Power project in the world. World’s Tallest Solar Power Tower (Asharq Al-Awsat Ar) This is part of the 4th phase of [...]

Cubico refinances 50 MW concentrated solar power plant in Spain

Cubico Sustainable Investments said today it has achieved financial close on the refinancing of a 50-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Spain. The renewables investor, which is backed by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments, said that this is its second green loan after earlier refinancing a [...]

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Aalborg CSP acquires unique Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) technology

Danish renewable and energy storage specialist, Aalborg CSP acquires all rights and patents for unique Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) technology from Arcon-Sunmark A/S. A Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) is basically a water reservoir used for storing thermal energy. The reservoir is lined with a plastic lining and covered [...]

Molten salt receiver installed at Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Concentrated Solar Power plant

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park on Wednesday witnessed the installation of the Molten Salt Receiver (MSR) on top of the world's tallest solar power tower at 262.44 metres. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, accompanied by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, [...]

Global Concentrated Solar Power costs dive as learnings kick in

Average CSP prices to fall by a half as Chile, Dubai projects near completion. The global average cost of new CSP projects is set to plummet in 2020 and 2021, based on auction and power purchase agreement (PPA) data, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in its latest [...]

2020-06-10T13:41:01+00:0010-06-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

Wind energy represented 21.9% of the electricity demand in Spain in May, concentrated solar power 3.3% and photovoltaic energy 9, 3%. 52.5% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 70.8% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the [...]

Irena: Concentrated Solar Power costs have fallen by 47%

Renewable electricity costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by improving technologies, economies of scale, increasingly competitive supply chains and growing developer experience. Since 2010, utility-scale solar PV power has shown the sharpest cost decline at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind [...]

2020-06-05T11:47:38+00:0002-06-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Making Solar Hydrogen with a Side of Carbon Nanotubes

As detailed in the paper co-authored by IHI Corporation researcher Satoshi Seo (Production of C2-olefins and Hydrogen from Methane Pyrolysis with Concentrated Solar Energy) presented at the SolarPACES Conference in South Korea; this novel two-step process produces hydrogen and carbon materials without producing carbon dioxide, and avoids several technological problems [...]

Switzerland’s International Airport to Buy Synhelion’s First Solar Fuel

Flughafen Zürich AG aims to cut its CO2 emissions to zero net by 2050. The coronavirus has done nothing to change this plan. That is why the company has just entered into a partnership with the young high-tech enterprise Synhelion SA to support research and development work on synthetic [...]

2020-05-28T14:02:39+00:0028-05-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

View Full Statement  in PDF In early 2020, the proposal of the European Commission to launch a “Green Deal” set an ambitious double objective for the sake of European citizens’ wealth and health : increasing the European contribution to fight climate change while boosting the European economy. Within a few [...]

The Concentrated Solar Thermal Industry supports the Green Recovery Plan through a truly smart sector integration

ESTELA welcomes and supports the endeavour of the European Commission bringing together the Green Deal and the Recovery Plan. This initiative of the Commission constitutes a strong action framework impacting the depth and pace of the decarbonisation of the electricity, industry, and transport sectors. The European Solar Industry is ready [...]

New Concentrated Solar Power report offers learnings from Crescent Dunes flop

A new global Concentrated Solar Power report will help developers understand key failings at Crescent Dunes and other early plants and improve investor confidence in future projects, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) told New Energy Update. Crescent Dunes failings included faults in the first-of-a-kind salt storage system. As [...]