Concentrated Solar Power

DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and [...]

2017-10-04T11:54:48+00:00 04-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Morocco pushing renewables boundary with Noor Concentrated Solar Power projects

Faced with an increasing energy consumption of roughly 6% per year and an energy dependence rate of around 95%, the Kingdom of Morocco has set an ambitious objective aiming to source 52% of its installed capacity from renewable energy by 2030, writes Abderrahim Jamrani. Expected to reduce global CO2 emissions [...]

GlassPoint’s Miraah Concentrated Solar Power project achieves 55% cost savings compared to pilot project

GlassPoint’s Miraah project achieves 55 per cent cost savings compared to the pilot project according to a technical paper co-authored with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and presented at SolarPACES 2017. GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, recently published new cost saving [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant openening ceremony in Italy

Next Thursday, October 5th 2017, in Ottana (Sardinia), the opening ceremony of the first Italian CSP plant, powered solely by solar power without any contribution of fossil fuels, will be celebrated. The solar park, built with Italian technology developed by #CSP-F srl, consists of 9000 square meters of mirrors [...]

2017-10-04T08:51:08+00:00 03-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Collector Design Could Bring Concentrated Solar Power Costs to Record Lows

Just when it looked like concentrated solar power (CSP) couldn’t get cheaper, a U.S.-based startup says it's found a way of cutting heliostat costs by a third. Skysun, of Bay Village, Ohio, is aiming to achieve the cost reduction by tying multiple heliostats -- the mirrors that reflect sunlight onto [...]

2017-10-02T13:00:56+00:00 02-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

GlassPoint completes first block of Mirrah concentrated solar power project

GlassPoint Solar recently concluded construction of the first block of its Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield operated by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). “Our work was completed safely, on schedule and on budget, and we began producing steam in early September. We are now working alongside our [...]

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Generation 3 Concentrated Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP)

The Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3CSP) funding program will take successful, high temperature, lab-scale sub-component concentrating solar power technologies, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of conditions. This includes the development of a test facility that allows diverse teams of [...]

US to invest $15 million to concentrated solar power desalination technologies

The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs. Desalination technologies treat seawater, brackish water and generally contaminated water, offering recovered ready-to-use [...]

Saudi Arabia Linear Fresnel System Concentrated Solar Power Commissioned Successfully

A 124kWt linear Fresnel system, supported by Soltigua together with its project partner IRIS Technologies, is in the successful commissioning in Saudi Arabia recently, which marks another step towards green energy in the MENA region. Soltigua provides both the linear Fresnel and a containerized Balance of Plant for the solar [...]

The concentrated solar power (CSP) supplied 3.4% of electricity in Spain in September

Renewable energies generated 30.3%, wind energy 15%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic energy 3.9%. Wind energy production in September reached 2,764 GWh, up 7% on that of the same month last year, accounting for 15% of total production. 54.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not [...]

2017-09-29T10:52:08+00:00 29-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

ESTELA welcomes ENGIE as new member of Concentrated Solar Power industry

ESTELA proudly welcomes ENGIE as new member. ENGIE is a major actor in the energy world committed to responsible growth of its businesses in response to the central challenges of the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy: providing access to sustainably generated energy, combating climate change, reducing its effect [...]

2017-09-29T11:35:09+00:00 28-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

State-of-the-art solar panels to reduce the cost of concentrated solar power

The IK4-TEKNIKER and CENER technology centres are collaborating in the design of EASY, an innovative collector concept that stands out because of its small size There are, nowadays, several kinds of thermoelectric solar power plant systems struggling to become leaders in the solar power market. The priority of companies [...]