Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated Solar Power projects boost South Africa’s economy

Global private engineering company Sener believes the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, together with the 100 MW Ilanga and 100 MW Kathu CSP plants, will significantly contribute to South Africa’s green economy. Sener is the engineering, procurement and construction partner on all three plants, which are all [...]

Elsevier Publishes Essential Reference on Concentrated Solar Power Systems

One of eight new renewable-alternative energy titles, "The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems" offers state-of-the-art information on performance analysis, measurement and assessment Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced The Performance of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Analysis, Measurement, and Assessment, an essential [...]

2017-05-25T19:20:07+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

Abu Dhabi closes $872 mln financing for world’s largest solar power plant

Abu Dhabi’s government-owned power utility has closed a $872 million (Dh3.2 billion) financing package for what will be the world’s largest solar power plant, the utility’s top official said on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) raised $650 million in debt with the remaining $222 million raised [...]

2017-05-25T15:01:59+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

Chile’s plans to lower Concentrated Solar Power costs to US$ 50 per MWh

CORFO has teamed up with ATA Insights to bring you a webinar on May 30th analyzing in depth the opportunities and challenges of a new applied research and development plan spearheaded by Chile with the objective of reaching US$50MWh by 2025. Chile imports most of the energy it consumes, [...]

2017-05-25T14:05:00+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Valve control for Concentrated Solar Power project in Morocco

Sarah Kellett explains how advanced valve control supports the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant Rotork works closely with the solar energy industry to integrate economical and efficient intelligent valve actuation and control solutions into the design of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. The giant Noor CSP in Morocco is [...]

2017-05-24T13:39:24+00:00 24-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

BASF contributes to sustainable construction for the largest concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

Stage one of the three-phase construction project of the Noor solar complex was set in motion in February 2016. Innovative solutions based on the BASF Construction Chemicals division’s global knowledge and experience are used in the construction of the concentrated solar power system – a more complicated process to install [...]

2017-05-24T13:33:31+00:00 24-05-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , |

Dubai 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power tower plant expects record-low price this July

As the first commercial CSP tower solar project in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai 200 MW CSP tower project catches eyes of global CSP players. With a minimum eight hours’ storage and expected online by 2021, the project is under the fourth phase of the Emirate’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid [...]

2017-05-24T13:17:11+00:00 24-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

The Spanish government loses first ICSID arbitration claim over retroactive measures against Concentrated Solar Power

The retroactive measures taken against STE plants by the Spanish government in 2012 - 2013 and consolidated in 2014 resulting in a massive change of the remuneration scheme for RES  power plants have now been unanimously condemned by ICSID, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes . [...]

Hydrogen from sunlight – A visit to Plataforma Solar in Almería

For years now, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have conducted research at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in the south of Spain, which is operated by partner organisation CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology). At this location scientists are [...]

Kathu solar park and Bokpoort concentrated solar power plants acknowledged by the African Utility Week Industry Awards

Leading engineering and construction company SENER, as part of the consortium for the turnkey construction of the 100MW Kathu Solar Park Complex, has been judged as having delivered “The Deal of the Year” at the fourth edition of the African Utility Week Power Awards. The event took place on [...]

Germany’s Planned 90 Percent Energiewende Will Need Concentrated Solar Power

Given Germany's low DNI, it might seem improbable that thermal solar would be a key component of its low-carbon grid planning under its Energiewende (energy transition), but several papers published in 2016 found that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage (CSP-TES) will be an essential component. As the [...]

5 Concentrated Solar Power Technologies Impacting Industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce power when needed—even when the sun isn’t shining. The [...]

Dispatch Optimization Studies for a Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The high penetration of renewable energy in electricity grids brings the role of balancing production and demand for Solar Thermal Energy (STE) plants. Due to their thermal storage capability, STE plants provide certain flexibility between collecting thermal energy from the sun and transforming it into electric energy by means [...]