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Record-Breaking Cost Reduction for Concentrated Solar Power Generation

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on 4 June the prices offered from four consortia for the 200-MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The lowest bid for the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) project came in at 9.45 US cents/kWh (approx. 8.4 [...]

Exploring Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power

This month the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station enters its fourth year of producing clean energy for California’s electricity grid. The sprawling site, located in California’s Mojave Desert, spans 3,500 acres and features one of the world’s most innovative and fascinating power production facilities. For Ivanpah’s third anniversary, we [...]

Israel builds the world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a [...]

Insect activity revealed by USGS radar monitoring of concentrated solar power tower air space

This summer, the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) announced the results of a peer-reviewed study that examined a variety of remote sensing and sampling techniques. Their objective: To determine which technology might be most effective for monitoring how solar power facilities impact flying animals. Among the study’s findings, detailed in a press [...]

Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Sets Record

Now in its third year of operation, Ivanpah set new production records throughout the summer of 2016. July proved to be the best month yet, with 98,849 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity produced from all three units. Energy delivered in July represented a 60% increase over July 2015 (61,681 MWh) and a 175% [...]

Workers have been busy installing the mirrors around Ashalim concentrated solar power plant in Negev desert, Israel

It's a busy place these days in Israel’s Negev Desert, where the Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station - the world's tallest - continues to take shape. Thanks to the efforts of 1,000-plus construction workers, the solar field is now 70% complete. Israel is hoping to shine a beacon on the importance [...]

China’s Concentrated Solar Power Pilot Program

After years of hard work and close cooperation between the U.S. and China governments to advance technologies that address global clean energy and climate goals, we’re thrilled to report our technology will be deployed under China’s new 1.35 gigawatt CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power [...]

BrightSource Energy technology to be deployed as part of China’s 1.35 Gigawatt Concentrated Solar Power pilot program

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company today announced its technology will be deployed under China’s 1.35 gigawatt (GW) CSP Commercial Demonstration Pilot Program. The Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project (Delingha) was one of 20 projects chosen by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) from 109 applications. The announcement [...]

SolarReserve & BrightSource to talk about CSP innovation

As known to all CSP industry players SolarReserve and BrightSource Energy are among the leading CSP Tower technology and project development in America. SolarReserve is enjoying the first year successful operation of their 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant. At the same time, Brightsource is busy with their new CSP [...]

Interview with David Ramm, CEO of BrightSource Energy in Beijing

As a leading enterprise in Concentrated Solar Power industry, a foreign company with its global strategic focus deeply rooted in China CSP market, because of Ivanpah, BrightSource is widely recognized by CSP industry for its innovative application of tower technology at commercial scale; it is also rightly because of Ivanpah, [...]

Saft’s Tadiran Batteries to Power BrightSource’s Innovative Solar Field Technology for Concentrated Solar Power

Multi-million euro contract to supply more than 50,000 rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs to power BrightSource’s heliostats and optical concentrating devices for 121 MW Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel.   Tadiran Batteries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saft Group and a leader in the development of lithium batteries for [...]

Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Riverside County would produce clean power and create jobs

Construction of the Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project is expected to employ 600 to 1,200 people.

Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project approval banked on possible storage

BrightSource Energy and Abengoa argued that Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project would be able to incorporate thermal energy storage at some point in the future.