Concentrated Solar Power

Innovations and technologies disrupting the solar power industry

The field of solar energy is continuously undergoing innovation and discoveries. As we move towards a more eco-friendly future, the pioneers in this field are looking for more and more affordable solutions to harness its potential to the highest. In the past few years itself, we have seen a [...]

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Concentrated Solar Power Could Decarbonize Industrial Heat

Concentrating Solar Heat (CSH) could decarbonize industrial heat globally. Citing a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Bank energy consultant Elena Cuadros said CSH holds the promise to replace fossil fuels supplying half the world’s industrial heat requirement for medium temperatures. (Even industries like mining and steel [...]

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Abengoa beats Concentrated Solar Power peak hour targets in new plant build record

In record time, Abengoa met granular performance targets at Xina Solar One that maximize evening output, highlighting the advancements made in Concentrated Solar Power construction and operations. CSP developers are using construction and operations learnings to optimize ramp-up periods. (Image credit: Abengoa) Last month, Abengoa passed early-phase generation tests [...]

Morocco Lights the Way to More Solar Power Production

More than a third of Morocco’s electricity production capacity comes from renewable sources: Hydro, wind energy, and solar. But after counting imports, Morocco uses far more fossil fuels than renewables. If you drive east of Marrakech for several hours on the N9 highway, ascending into the High Atlas Mountains [...]

AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]

Cloud camera system WobaS provides concentrated solar power plants with reliable radiation nowcasts

The cloud camera system WobaS predicts the solar radiation in the next fifteen minutes. The system has been developed by the DLR Institute of Solar Research together with CSP Services GmbH and TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH. It provides temporally and spatially highly resolved information on the solar irradiance based [...]

2019-09-14T19:54:47+00:0012-09-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Azelio to Partner With Masdar and Khalifa University to Install Concentrated Solar Power Pilot Project at Masdar City

Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company ('Masdar') and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage. An agreement to formalize the partnership was signed today by Jonas Eklind, Chief Executive Officer, Azelio, Abdulla Balalaa, [...]

Capex of modular Concentrated Solar Power plants could halve if 1 GW deployed

Soon to complete its first full-scale module in Morocco, Concentrated Solar Power developer 247Solar predicts series build gains could reduce capex to $3,000/kWe and sees advantages for industrial energy supply. Modular CSP arrays bring economies of series and siting benefits. (Image credit: 247Solar. Rendered image) Last month, 247Solar announced [...]

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Shanghai Electric Exhibits Concentrated Solar Power Breakthrough

Shanghai Electric Group, a leading multinational power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing conglomerate, delivered a new wave of smart, connected and green integrated solutions and technological breakthroughs to the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Shanghai Electric Exhibits Breakthrough Smart Energy Technologies at [...]

How Risk Mitigation Finance Can Cut Concentrated Solar Power Costs

Cutting risk in financing will be the next key to further cut Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) costs, according to the author of Non-recourse project financing for concentrated solar thermal power  published in the journal Utilities Policy. Dr. Steven Geroe teaches Energy and Environmental Law and Contract Law at Melbourne’s [...]

2019-09-11T07:56:44+00:0011-09-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Novel Concentrated Solar Power Design Combines the Solar Receiver with Thermal Energy Storage

Among the many international researchers inventing improvements in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), a Chinese-Finnish team has designed an interesting innovation. They propose integrating energy storage in rocks and fan-recirculated hot air into the solar receiver itself. Normally in CSP the thermal energy storage of the solar heat is in molten [...]

6 Concentrated Solar Power projects with 350 MW capacity will be newly built in China this year

A group of large-scale commercial solar thermal power (CSP) plants have been developed and constructed in China since the official announcement of national first batch of 20 demonstration projects and FiT policy accordingly. Three of the Concentrated Solar Power demos were successfully connected to the grid by the end [...]

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