Concentrated Solar Power

ALE secures all Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) contracts in South Africa

In the last four years, ALE’s South Africa branch has secured the heavylifting scope for all Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project contracts across the region. Since ALE won the first contracts, which started simultaneously in 2013, ALE has successfully won and completed six CSP projects across South Africa. All projects [...]

Desert concentrated solar power to fuel centuries of air travel

Researchers demonstrate the full process showing how solar thermal energy can split H2O and CO2 to make jet fuel. Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated the first-ever entire process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines, using a high-temperature thermal solar reactor to create syngas. [...]

SA’s KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power wins prestigious UN climate change award

The Northern Cape project is a 100MW plant and is the first concentrated solar power plant in the country, which can generate electricity as well as store energy. The KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday presented with a Momentum of Change [...]

Almost 90% Solar Field of CGN Delingha 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant Completed

On the afternoon of November 10th, CSPPLAZA reporter visited the construction site of CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant. The construction progress of the project is as follows: Solar island: It is learned that the installation task of solar field has been completed about 90%, the installation of collector closes to [...]

2017-11-15T18:49:32+00:00 15-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

A breath of fresh air for concentrated solar power

By directing sunlight from a large surface towards a much smaller one, concentrated solar power (CSP) plants can produce temperatures of more than 1000°C. Better heat transfer fluids are needed to capture this bounty. EU-funded researchers have developed a solution involving ceramic particles suspended in air. The CSP2 project developed [...]

2017-11-15T18:23:32+00:00 15-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS|Tags: , |

All MENA Concentrated Solar Power Now 7 Cents or Under

ACWA Power’s latest record-low contract signed with DEWA at just over 7 cents per kWh is no outlier, according to CEO Paddy Padmanathan. CSP is a thermal form of solar that typically includes thermal storage in a power block so that it can generate power at any time, not [...]

ACWA Power scales up tower-trough design to set record-low Concentrated Solar Power price

The giant 700 MW project in Dubai will combine tower and trough technologies and use scale and local infrastructure synergies to set a new benchmark price of $73/MWh for CSP with storage, Andrea Lovato, ACWA Power's Executive Director of Business Development, told New Energy Update. On September 16, the [...]

Concentrated Solar Power – DLR Researchers Commission High Temperature Receiver

The Institute for Solar Research tested the particle receiver CentRec for the first time with concentrated solar radiation in the DLR solar thermal power plant in October. In previous tests, the researchers had already irradiated smaller models under laboratory conditions with artificial sunlight. In the Solarturm Jülich, the temperature at [...]

Oman warming up to concentrated solar power

Another Middle Eastern country is warming up to concentrated solar power, with Oman planning to generate 90 megawatts of electricity from renewable projects by 2019, according to a top Siemens official in the country. Oman’s experiment with new models in partnership with the private sector and its eagerness in [...]

2017-11-14T13:48:41+00:00 14-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

China Concentrated Solar Power project design & EPC

China’s CSP industry is sparked after the official launching of 1st batch 20 CSP pilot projects and the FiT of RMB 1.15/kWh. Industry demands from plant development, engineering design to equipment procurement and supply continue to rise sharply. As one of the pioneering companies involved in CSP industry, Northwest Electric Power Design Institute [...]

2017-11-14T12:46:27+00:00 14-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Pollution cuts China concentrated solar power potential

Severe air pollution is significantly reducing China’s solar energy potential, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the country, according to a study from Princeton University. The issue is worst in the winter when air pollution in these regions blocks about 20% of sunlight from reaching solar panel arrays. [...]

2017-11-13T12:52:00+00:00 13-11-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |