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GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the [...]

New Chance for U.S. Concentrated Solar Power?

California has put its utilities on notice: When you’re putting together your next integrated resource plans, you’d better have non-gas generating options for meeting peak demand. That’s what Governor Jerry Brown mandated to utilities when he signed Senate Bill (SB) 338 into law yesterday. SB 338 requires the California Public [...]

2017-10-16T12:01:50+00:00 16-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 in California

Renewable energy sources provided 238,489 MWh of power to California's grid on May 16, representing a record-high 40% of total daily power demand, data from CAISO, California's grid operator, showed. CSP plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 and peak CSP output was 365 MW at 11:36 am. California's [...]

2017-05-31T16:22:04+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

SolarReserve’s giant Concentrated Solar Power project in Nevada

The Sandstone project would see up to 10 solar towers built in Nevada for a total capacity of 2 GW. U.S. CSP developers must respond to regional market needs to ensure utilities recognize the value of thermal energy storage in utility offtake contracts, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP [...]

Debunking Myths about Concentrated Solar Power

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California (US), the world’s largest solar power plant, is a concentrating solar power (CSP) complex that uses more than 300,000 mirrors to generate electricity. On 19 May when a small fire shut down a generating tower the mainstream press jumped on the news [...]

California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar power, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Concentrated Solar Power generation could provide around 6,000 TWh in California

The report, "Efficient use of land to meet sustainable energy needs" was published in Nature Climate Change, and found that there is enough space in the state suitable for solar power to power three to five Californias.

California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014

California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014: the Genesis project in Riverside County and the Ivanpah and Mojave projects in San Bernardino County.