Concentrated Solar Power

European Concentrated Solar Power capacity to reach as high as 5 GW by 2030

The European Union’s total CSP capacity could reach as high as 5 GW by the year 2030 if all the pieces fall into place, a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found. Spain’s first CSP plant went into operation in 2008, and it is still the only [...]

2018-03-08T00:41:04+00:00 08-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

New research in Concentrated Solar Power shows how O&M cost savings begin in planning phase

Good decisions in the planning and construction of a CSP plant can bring about lasting O&M cost reductions that boost profitability, several new studies have demonstrated. If operations and maintenance costs decrease by 20%, the internal rate of return of solar tower, parabolic trough, and linear Fresnel plants will increase [...]

2018-03-06T23:01:17+00:00 06-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |

Steps for solar resource assessment in Concentrated Solar Power projects

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants are capital intensive, but have virtually zero fuel costs, as their fuel is direct sunlight or Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI). Knowledge of quantity, quality and reliability of DNI is essential for accurate analysis of system performance and financial viability of the CSP plant throughout its [...]

2018-03-06T10:33:25+00:00 06-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

WCE provides Molten-Salt for China 1st 50MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Delingha

Wuxi Chemical Equipment, Co., Ltd (WCE) has successfully concluded the supply of the Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant, which will be the First Operational Project belonging to the 1st Batch of 20 Pilot CSP Projects in China. The Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for the Delingha [...]

Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power plant synchronises to Eskom’s grid

As of 23 February 2018, Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant has been feeding 100MW of power to Eskom’s electricity grid via a 132kV distribution line. Main and auxiliary transformers have been energised, which represents a relevant milestone for the solar thermal power plant commissioning activities. Kathu [...]

GlassPoint Appoints Donald Sullivan as Vice President of Projects in the Americas

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, announced today the appointment of Donald Sullivan as Vice President of Projects, Americas.  Sullivan will lead the engineering, procurement and construction of GlassPoint’s California solar oilfield projects from its offices in Bakersfield, California.   Sullivan brings nearly four decades [...]

2018-02-28T12:57:40+00:00 28-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Masdar Institute Research Successfully Proves UAE Desert Sand Can Store Concentrated Solar Power up to 1000°C

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The [...]

Acciona has reached an agreement to sell its five concentrated solar power thermal plants in Spain

ACCIONA has reached an agreement to sell its five solar thermal plants in Spain (with a combined capacity of 250MW) to ContourGlobal plc. The transaction amounts to €1.09 billion, which could increase by €27 million, to €1.12 billion, if certain milestones are met. Once completed, the deal will enable [...]

Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power plant to be completed this spring

CGN Solar Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant is among China 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects and leading the construction progress. As the owner and developer CGN Delingha Solar Energy Co., Ltd told CSP Focus, the construction work have been almost finished, and the project is now under [...]

DEWA and World Bank Group co-host Concentrated Solar Power workshop

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Bank Group co-host a workshop on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Markets, System Value, and Financing. This is part of the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-supported MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Programme (KIP). The workshop explains how Dubai is successfully integrating [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: Delivering Renewable Electricity When It’s Needed

Last year, right after graduating from college, Hajar Abjeg left her vibrant hometown of Agadir on the west coast of Morocco to live in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate. A newly minted engineer, her goal was to work at the sprawling solar complex on the outskirts of the [...]

2018-02-23T18:02:41+00:00 23-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

India innovation to generate clean energy from concentrated solar power

Scientists at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the city have developed a super critical carbon dioxide Brayton test loop facility that would help generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal. This is India's first test-bed for next generation, efficient, compact, water-less super critical carbon dioxide Brayton [...]

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Plant Heat Tracing Contract

eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants worldwide. The Kathu [...]