Concentrated Solar Power

Australian mining town picked for first large Concentrated Solar Power plant

Vast Solar in talks to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Queensland. Vast Solar is in talks to build a 50 MW hybrid Concentrated Solar Power -PV-gas plant in the off-grid Mount Isa mining town in Queensland, Australia, local media reported. The A$600 million ($420.0 million) plant would combine Concentrating [...]

SolarPACES Award Winner Vast Solar Plans a 50MW 24/7 Australian Concentrated Solar Power Project

Australian solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to take its technology into the mainstream, unveiling a $600 million proposal to build a “baseload” solar plant in Mt Isa that will combine solar thermal, solar PV, battery storage and fast-acting gas generators. The plan, being supported and advised by [...]

Promising Test Results for Molten Salts in Trough Concentrated Solar Power

One conundrum for the two main Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies is how to be both bankable and efficient. Parabolic trough CSP is often considered more bankable, while central tower plants are more efficient. Trough technology is about a decade older than tower and has built up experienced supply chains, [...]

Chile Concentrated Solar Power builder launches carbon trading while hunting load

Cerro Dominador's entrance into global carbon offset scheme will top up income and diversify revenue risk but securing power buyers is the priority, Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of project company EIG Atacama Management, told Reuters Events. Last month, Cerro Dominador 1 became the first large-scale solar project in Chile to sell [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: the only renewable alternative to night power supply

The solar thermal industry wants to differentiate itself from photovoltaic with storage: "Our energy is up to ten times cheaper". Spain occupies the first place in the world in installed concentrating solar power capacity, with 2.3 GW of a world total of 6.2 GW, and also concentrates the greatest know-how [...]

DEWA granted patent for system to measure atmospheric attenuation to identify best locations for Concentrated Solar Power projects

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), represented by its Research and Development (R&D) Centre, has been granted a patent for a system to measure atmospheric attenuation that results from different factors such as dust. This adds to DEWA’s record of achievements. The system identifies the best locations for solar towers [...]

ATA Webinar July 30: The Present and Future of Concentrated Solar Power and Thermal Storage from the European Perspective

How do the big objectives announced by the European Commission turn into actionable projects for renewables and storage of hydrogen in the different country members? Which programs that apply to Concentrated Solar Power and thermal storage are currently being discussed in Brussels? How can CSP and thermal storage become a [...]

Vast plans $600m “baseload” concentrated solar power plant for Mt Isa

Australian solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to take its technology into the mainstream, unveiling a $600 million proposal to build a “baseload” solar plant in Mt Isa that will combine solar thermal, solar PV, battery storage and fast-acting gas generators. The plan, being supported and advised [...]

Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion [...]

Kalulushi concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in Zambia

The Zambian subsidiary of the Chinese giant Sinohydro has been chosen to carry out the civil engineering work for the construction of the Kalulushi solar concentrated power plant (SCP) in the copper belt province. The project is being developed by the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Margam Valley Solar Energy [...]

Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that [...]

US Department of Energy Funds New Solar Business Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will award $12.3 million to 11 small solar companies from 9 states as part of DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. These new projects are part of the second phase of the programs, [...]

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High-temperature solar receiver and thermal loop designed by Aalborg CSP for the MOSAIC project ready to be installed

Aalborg CSP has recently completed the design and manufacturing of a high-temperature solar receiver as well as a thermal loop for the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project known as “MOSAIC”. The aim of the project is to develop a new type of concentrated solar power (CSP) plant based on a modular [...]