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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 [...]

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 [...]

ACWA, Shanghai Electric lead Dubai 950 MW Concentrated Solar Power -PV NOOR Energy 1 Project

Dubai 950MW Concentrated Solar Power -PV project NOOR Energy 1, the super solar power complex is the 4th phase of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. September 2017 witnessed the winning of consortium of ACWA Power and Shang Electric to execute the project. Up to date, the project [...]

Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWe CSP Project Order for Both Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes and Mirrors with Abengoa Energía and Shanghai Electric. The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric [...]

South America’s first concentrated solar power plant

In the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the first solar thermal power plant in Latin America emerges from the ground. A 250-metre high tower surrounded by thousands of giant mirrors, the power plant allows continuous electricity production, unlike conventional renewable energy forms. The project named Cerro [...]

Shanghai Electric reports on Dubai 950 MW Concentrated Solar Power + PV solar power project

Shanghai Electric, as the EPC contractor of Dubai 950 MW CSP+PV solar complex, the fourth phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, made a detailed report on the huge solar power plant during the Press Release in Beijing. The fourth phase of the solar park will use [...]

Luneng Haixi 50 MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project to operate this June

Luneng Haixi 50 MW Molten Salt Tower CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) Project is a crucial part of 700 MW Luneng Haixi Geermu Multi-energy Complement Integration Optimization Pilot Project, which consists of 200 MW PV, 400 MW Wind Energy, 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power and 50 MW energy storage system. The [...]

China billions of Concentrated Solar Power market is open for global CSP players

In the past year of 2018, China completed a total capacity of 215 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, almost 7 times of the 30 MW capacity made before 2018. China has become the No.5 country owning the biggest CSP capacity, and the most popular emerging CSP market with Morocco [...]

Cerro Dominador, the first Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

Cerro Dominador project is a 210MW hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) power complex under construction on a 1,000ha-site, approximately 60km away from Calama at Maria Elena in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Construction on the $1.4bn project, which consists of a 100MW PV plant and 110MW CSP [...]

Abengoa will collaborate with Acwa and the Chinese SEC and ICBC in concentrated solar power projects

Abengoa has signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi energy company Acwa Power, the Commercial and Industrial Bank of China (ICBC) and Shanghai Electric (SEC), with which it has already carried out the execution of a solar field in Dubai, for collaborate in future energy projects. The declaration of [...]

Who provide equipment and services to China Concentrated Solar Power plants?

Around 10 commercial Concentrated Solar Power projects are now under development and construction in China, and some biddings for systems and components & materials purchasing had been completed and winners announced. CSP Focus has been keeping tracking on the biddings, and generating report on the results. Taking an overview on [...]

The impact of concentrated solar power in electric power systems in Chile

This paper presents a study about the impacts of the integration of concentrated solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) in electric power systems. The main tool for this study is a comprehensive long-term power system capacity expansion planning model that integrates a specific module to represent the operation [...]

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 [...]