Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) plant provides the city of Brønderslev with sustainable heating

Spring in Denmark not only means longer and brighter days but also the beginning of the first “harvest season” for a globally-unique solar energy system. The 26,929m2 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant now provides the city of Brønderslev with sustainable heating, but it will also enable power production as [...]

Dubai will allocate a 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will allocate a 200-megawatt concentrated solar power project in June of this year. The 200-megawatt CSP project will be part of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The solar park already has a 213-megawatt operational capacity based on photovoltaic technology. Construction on [...]

Concentrated Solar Power to grow crops in the arid Australian desert

Part greenhouse, part solar plant, this farm is harvesting food from the Australian desert. Officially launched in October 2016 at Port Augusta in South Australia after a six-year pilot, it's the first outpost of Sundrop Farms. The company wants to make farming more resilient to climate change by using [...]

China concentrated solar power market is predicted to exceed 7 GW by 2025

Concentrated Solar Power Market size will exceed 24 GW by 2025 while the market for united states is set to register a growth of over 8% by 2025 driven by federal government initiatives including tax rebate, financial assistance and net metering. Growing adoption of clean energy fuel over conventional fuel [...]

2017-04-11T13:51:01+00:00 11-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Solar CV: Anticipating the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) labour demand

Solar CV is a project funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme. It aims at increasing the response of Vocational Education Training (VET) systems by anticipating the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) labour demand, integrating work-based learning (WBL) in the design of CSP VET and increasing mobility of EU [...]

2017-04-10T12:48:07+00:00 10-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Road Map for Creation of Advanced Meteorological Data Sets for Concentrated Solar Power Performance Simulations

The demands on the quality and contents of solar and meteorological data sets increase rapidly with the growth in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and other solar energy systems. This document is the final deliverable of the SolarPACES Project: “Beyond TMY,” and it is produced as a final and summarized information presented in [...]

2017-04-10T12:15:17+00:00 07-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Low-Cost ‘Solar Absorber’ Promising for Future Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high temperatures needed for "concentrated solar power" plants that might run up to 24 hours a day. The research advances global efforts to design hybrid systems that combine [...]

Solastor want to create a $700 million concentrated solar power plant in Port Augusta

Australian renewable energy firm Solastor want to create a $700 million solar-thermal power plant in Port Augusta in the near future, and they can do so without government funding. The first-stage 100 Megawatt facility would create 500 jobs during construction, including 250 on site and 30 ongoing jobs. That [...]

Using Concentrated Solar Power for Process Heating

Renewable power generation is on the rise worldwide, and in 2015, renewables were, for the first time, responsible for more than 50% of added capacity globally, exceeding fossil fuels and nuclear (1). The heating market lags behind in the adaptation of renewables in general, and this trend holds especially true [...]

Meteorological Data Sets for Concentrated Solar Power Performance Simulations

  A Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)/Solar Thermal Electric (STE) power plant is a substantial long-term investment. To evaluate the opportunities and risks associated with such a long-term investment requires careful technical and economic analysis. Usually, the results of such analysis are presented in what are known as feasibility studies. [...]

2017-04-06T12:03:38+00:00 05-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Rioglass targets 550° Celsius Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough storage by 2020

Rioglass is preparing to deploy temperature-resistant receivers on utility-scale molten salt storage plants in a move set to boost competitiveness of parabolic trough technology, Jeroen Van Schijndel, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Rioglass, said. Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP plants as developers look [...]

Electrical power tests start at Abengoa’s Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this thermosolar plant.  It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions. Xina Solar One is a concentrating solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.  It uses [...]

Australia’s first large-scale concentrated solar power project

Senator Nick Xenophon expects the deal he struck to pass the federal Coalition’s tax cuts on Friday should guarantee that Australia’s first large-scale solar thermal plant begins construction before the next election. Xenophon got the Coalition government to deliver on its pre-election promise of facilitating solar thermal by agreeing [...]