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Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, [...]

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 [...]

Morocco Noor III Concentrated Solar Power tower plant nears completion

Spain's Sener has completed the first synchronisation to grid of ACWA Power's 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III (Noor III) central tower plant in Morocco and will soon start final tests before commissioning, Sener announced September 26. The Noor III plant is equipped with 7.5 hours of molten salt storage capacity [...]

The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

SENER is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing, last August, the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. With these milestones, SENER starts the last phase before the plant’s commercial operation and final delivery to [...]

Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco is finalizing Noor Ouarzazate concentrated solar power complex, the world's largest solar plant, said the engineering and technology group SENER Wednesday. SENER said it is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) [...]

Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace in KATHU Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Herlogas has achieved a New Record in KATHU CSP Plant, “Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace”. In this project Herlogas has completed the process of melting 45,264 tons of salt in 52 days, achieving a new record of averaging 870 tons/day. Herlogas has also been responsible for heating [...]

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant Milestones

Cerro Dominador emerged from a tender by the Chilean Government through Corfo –Corporación de Fomento a la Producción–, to develop and build a 110 MW solar thermal plant with 17.5 hours of thermal storage in molten salts. The project will be located in the Atacama Desert, the area with [...]

SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in [...]

CDPQ Provides CA$150-million in Financing to ContourGlobal’s Concentrated Solar Power Asset Purchase

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ("CPDQ"), a leading global institutional investor, today announced that it provided CA$150 million (€100 million) in financing to support the acquisition by ContourGlobal Mirror 2 S.à.r.l. ("ContourGlobal") of a portfolio of concentrated solar power ("CSP") assets in Spain. ContourGlobal is a growth platform [...]

Abengoa, Acciona to start work on 110-MW Concentrated Solar Power project in Chile

A consortium formed by Spanish groups Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) and Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has signed the contract to complete the construction of the 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile, Abengoa said today. The plant, which is owned by Cerro Dominador, which in turn is owned by [...]

Morocco expects price drop for hybrid Concentrated Solar Power plant

Design innovations and a favorable development framework should see Morocco hit its lowest prices for the hybrid PV-CSP Noor Midelt project and the country is joining global support schemes to diversify its funding supply, an official at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), said. ACWA Power's Noor III CSP [...]

NOORo 580MW CSP+PV concentrated solar power complex: Site visit open

Morocco NOOR Ouarzazate (NOORo) Solar complex is comprised of three concentrated solar power plants 160MW parabolic trough NOORo1, 200MW power tower NOORo2 and 150MW parabolic trough NOORo3, and one PV plant 70MW NOORo4.Once fully completed in October this year, it will be world largest solar power and CSP project complex. [...]

Morocco to start full operation of largest concentrated solar power complex in October

Morocco will fully switch on the Noor Ouarzazate complex, the world's largest solar power plant, in October, said the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy. After launching its first stage in February 2016, the remaining three phases of the complex will become operational by October, said Mustapha Bakkoury, managing director of [...]