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Germany’s Planned 90 Percent Energiewende Will Need Concentrated Solar Power

Given Germany's low DNI, it might seem improbable that thermal solar would be a key component of its low-carbon grid planning under its Energiewende (energy transition), but several papers published in 2016 found that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage (CSP-TES) will be an essential component. As the [...]

5 Concentrated Solar Power Technologies Impacting Industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce power when needed—even when the sun isn’t shining. The [...]

Dispatch Optimization Studies for a Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The high penetration of renewable energy in electricity grids brings the role of balancing production and demand for Solar Thermal Energy (STE) plants. Due to their thermal storage capability, STE plants provide certain flexibility between collecting thermal energy from the sun and transforming it into electric energy by means [...]

SolarReserve looks to build up to six Concentrated Solar Power plants in Queensland

SolarReserve is considering developing four to six CSP plants, each of capacity 100 to 150 MW, in the Australian state of Queensland, Daniel Thompson, SolarReserve's Australia director, told the Courier Mail newspaper May 6. The U.S.-based developer is currently scouting for sites in Queensland, particularly in the north and [...]

Spain ordered to pay 128 million euros compensation to Concentrated Solar Power firms for subsidy cuts

Spain has lost international an arbitration case over cuts to CSP subsidies and has been ordered to pay 128 million euros ($141.2 million) to CSP developer group Eiser, Elecnor and Aries, El Pais newspaper reported May 5. The case refers to Spain's retraction of renewable energy subsidies in electricity [...]

2017-05-17T20:05:02+00:00 17-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Dubai set for ‘aggressive pricing’ on first Concentrated Solar Power tower plant

Dubai's 200 MW CSP tender framework offers potential cost savings from engineering through to operations and new entrants from China could help lower prices, Inaki Perez, Solar Team Leader at Mott MacDonald, DEWA's Technical Advisor, said at the MENA New Energy 2017 conference. In July, the Dubai Electricity and [...]

Extremadura takes part in Brussels in the constitution of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy

The government of Extremadura will be part of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy (S3), created at the request of the European Commission, to discuss and design the future of electricity production through solar energy, and especially photovoltaic technology and concentrated solar power (CSP). To this end, the [...]

2017-05-17T19:20:28+00:00 17-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |

The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems

The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment offers a unique overview of the information on the state-of-the-art of analysis, measurement, and assessment of the performance of concentrated solar power (CSP) components and systems in a comprehensive, compact, and complete manner. Following an introductory chapter to [...]

How can companies profit from MENA’s solar market momentum?

Karel De Winter, International Development Director and co-founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), will be examining top trends and key areas of potential in the Middle East and North Africa as part of a side-event at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 1, 2017. The session will [...]

2017-05-16T16:42:56+00:00 16-05-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , |

Workshop on Raising the Lifetime of Functional Materials for Concentrated Solar Power

The workshop will be held at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Spain on 17th of May 2017. The aim of this workshop is to disseminate project results and to bring together the main actors of industry, plant owners and researchers related to the topic of material and component [...]

2017-05-15T21:20:09+00:00 15-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Groundbreaking of Royal Tech Urat 100 MW Trough Concentrated Solar Power project

On the morning of April 28, the groundbreaking ceremony of Royal Tech Urat 100MW Trough CSP project was grandly held in Urat, Inner Mongolia. Royal Tech Urat 100MW Trough CSP project, covering an area of 1250 acres, is located in Urat, Inner Mongolia, with a total investment of RMB2.8 [...]

2017-05-13T20:13:03+00:00 13-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power, the missing link in the decarbonization of road transportation and electric vehicles

Mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) could dramatically reduce carbon emissions in transportation. But unless EVs are charged with renewable electricity, having more EVs on the road will result in higher emissions. Especially if most users choose to charge at night, when variable renewables, such as PV, are unable [...]

Understanding Concentrated Solar Power in Five Reports

If you are new to CSP, the sheer amount of information available on this industry might surprise you. However, you would also notice that some resources are much more valuable than others. To guide you through this information maze, we have selected five resources that could help you understand [...]