Concentrated Solar Power

Super Mirror Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Gansu, NW China

The molten-salt concentrated solar power plant is located in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province. The 100MW power plant, also called the "super mirror power plant", works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt. [...]

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ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar plant, as well as 46% of the Operations & Maintenance Company. The plant is equipped with parabolic trough technology and a [...]

Aalborg CSP Can Retrofit Coal Plants into Thermal Energy Storage

Researchers at DLR, and NREL, and the Bill Gates-funded start-up Malta have been investigating converting coal plants into grid-scale thermal energy storage for curtailed intermittent renewable energy, as low-cost heat “batteries.” Aalborg CSP’s steam generation system for the 600 MW DEWA Concentrated Solar Power project in Dubai Conversion would repurpose [...]

Hybrid PV – Concentrated Solar Power has a lower LCOE than gas in Chile

Researchers from the Center for Solar Energy Technologies of Fraunhofer Chile have conducted a comparative analysis which shows that the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE ) in Chile can be achieved by a combination of large scale PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). The Cerro Dominador PV-CSP project [...]

Saudi Arabia shines a light on future of concentrated solar power

A Saudi developer’s plan to harness the sun 24/7 is sparking a renewable energy revolution in the region. ACWA Power is the main developer on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park. Saudi Arabia is embracing a new, more efficient way to harness solar power for electricity, inspired by [...]

DEWA announces winning tender for world’s largest solar project

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the winning tender for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site concentrated solar power project in the world. DEWA awarded the tender to a consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai [...]

March 1 Deadline for Sandia R&D Funding Awards for Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories is currently seeking applications from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and individuals to further technologies related to Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF), a Core Capability and Technology Deployment Center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies [...]

Abengoa renews its operation and maintenance contract for the solar-gas hybrid plant in Morocco

Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, has signed a new five-year extension to its operations and maintenance agreement with the Moroccan National Power and Water Office (ONEE) for the 472 MW Ain Beni Mathar solar-gas plant. [...]

EuroTrough Helped Cut Ramp-Up Time of China’s 100 MW Urat Concentrated Solar Power


The German solar engineering consultancy schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) supplied the EuroTrough solar collector for the 100MW Urat CSP project in Inner Mongolia, the largest commercial parabolic trough project in China. The Urat project was developed and realized as part of the first round of the Chinese renewable energy demonstration [...]

bcb signs an important contract with Noor Energy 1 for the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plant

bcb is in charge of the supply, commissioning and start up of an innovative system for measuring solar attenuation in the world's largest CSP plant, located in Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai. The complex is currently under construction and has 700 MW of CSP (with a 100 [...]

MIT Proposes PV to Discharge Energy from 2,400°C Silicon Thermal Storage

Pumping hot molten silicon is the key to gigawatt-scale thermal storage. “This is the technological step that we made that preceded this,” said Henry. At this scale, you would need to able to pump a very large volume of very hot silicon through the enormous network of carbon graphite pipes. [...]

Spanish government approves energy storage strategy

The Spanish government on Tuesday approved the energy storage strategy, targeting some 20 GW of storage capacity in 2030 and reaching 30 GW by 2050 from today’s 8.3 GW. Storage that is currently available in Spain comes mainly from pumped hydro and concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, to which the [...]

Efficiency limits of next-generation hybrid photovoltaic- concentrated solar power technology

Solar energy is one of the most abundant renewable energy sources, and effective solar technologies have great potential to alleviate the grand challenges of rising global energy demands, while reducing associated emissions. Solar energy is capable of satisfying the electrical and thermal-energy needs of diverse end-users by means of photovoltaic [...]