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Decoding Shams 1-first large commercial Concentrated Solar Power plant in Middle East

Located in western Abu Dhabi, Shams 1 was the largest renewable energy project in operation in the Middle East when launched in 2013, and also the first large-scale commercial concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in that region. Shams 1 features more than 258,000 mirrors mounted on 768 tracking parabolic [...]

Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

The analyzed potential to install renewable energy projects is distributed, by technologies, as follows: 81% corresponds to photovoltaic projects, 8.2% to wind power, 6.3% to solar thermal, 3.5% to investments in offshore wind energy and 0.6% in biomass. The Junta de Andalucía, through the Agency of Finance, Industry and Energy, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Molten Salt Energy Storage

The new Venture Capital (VC) firm Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) only invests in technologies they vet as both “scientifically feasible at scale” and with the potential to reduce “at least half a gigaton of greenhouse gases every year.” Along with Alfa Laval and Concord New Energy Group, BEV has invested [...]

Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

Following the announcement of Dr. Luis Crespo to retire, the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), elected Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau as new President of ESTELA for a 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated. [...]

Acciona-Abengoa consortium celebrates international workers’ day at the Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The day, which was celebrated on 1 May, recognised the important health and safety work carried out on the project, as well as those workers whose contribution has helped to bring about greater safety on the project. The consortium formed by ACCIONA and Abengoa to construct the Cerro Dominador solar-thermal [...]

The concentrated solar power generated 2% of electricity in Spain

Renewable energies accounted for 41.9% of electricity demand in Spain in April 2019: wind power 24.8%, solar thermal 2% and photovoltaic 3.4%. Generation structure of April 2019 Wind power generation was the leading technology for monthly electricity production in the Peninsula and represented 24.8% of the total. 41.9% of [...]

2019-05-09T16:16:40+00:0009-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Is UAE Leading the Way for Concentrated Solar Power in GCC?

In April 2019, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a report on a “roadmap to 2050” in terms of renewable energy. The report highlighted the possibility that by 2050, about 86 percent of the world’s power demands could be met by renewable power. It also highlighted that 50 percent [...]

2019-05-09T13:37:03+00:0009-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Rising wind energy and PV capacity in Texas will improve the business case for Concentrated Solar Power

Rising power demand and renewables in Texas could support several gigawatts of Concentrated Solar Power capacity in the 2030s but gas and battery prices remain a key risk for developers, Caitlin Murphy, Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update. Cost reductions [...]

2019-05-08T18:39:22+00:0008-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

2019 China International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

In 2018, three Chinese demonstration Concentrated Solar Power projects with a total capacity of 200MW have been put into operation. In 2019,China will continue to develop CSP market vigorously, and there are 350MW new installed capacity will be added. Meanwhile, SEPCO 3and NWEPDI have been fully involved in the construction [...]

2019-05-08T12:26:27+00:0008-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power with energy storage to ensure stable and reliable power supply

Concentrated Solar Power with thermal storage will bridge dispatchable energy gap according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company's latest report 'Energy Storage – A Key Determinant for the Future of Concentrated Solar Power Market' reveals that retirements of coal based plants and increase in influx of [...]

IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase [...]

2019-05-07T12:40:56+00:0007-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power plant visit and MENA solar thermal indusrty gathering late June in UAE

Are you looking at solar thermal power (Concentrated Solar Power) industry? How about Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region? Well known of the MENA super CSP projects like…? 100MW Shams 1 Parabolic Trough in Abu Dhabi 510MW NOORo CSP complex in Morocco 700MW NOOR Energy 1 CSP complex [...]

2019-05-07T12:06:36+00:0007-05-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

MMYPEM participates in Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power in Kuwait

MMYPEM will perform maintenance works in the 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power Shagaya plant, a project where the company was the winning tender for the assembly of the solar field, BOP equipment and turbine. Shagaya 50 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in under the Phase One of 2GW [...]