Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

Luis Crespo, re-elected president of Protermosolar

The General Meeting of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), has re-elected unanimously president of Protermosolar for a period of two years. Luis Crespo, who from 2008 to 2016 served as general secretary, was elected president of Protermosolar in 2016. Luis Crespo is a [...]

Significant progress made on 100MW parabolic trough Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power plant

100MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power plant Ilanga CSP 1, together with Xina Solar One is among the Round 3 CSP projects under South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). As Siyabonga Mbanjwa, Managing Director-South Africa in SENER shares on social media, significant [...]

Contract for Hami 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power project

China, the contracts for core equipment and Supervision of CPECC Hami 50MW molten salt tower CSP demonstration project are officially signed. CSPPLAZA correspondent learned that the signed contract is a package, including contracts of concentrating solar system, steam generator, turbine island, generator set and supervision. According to Dongfang Electric [...]

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 [...]

Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Sets Record

Now in its third year of operation, Ivanpah set new production records throughout the summer of 2016. July proved to be the best month yet, with 98,849 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity produced from all three units. Energy delivered in July represented a 60% increase over July 2015 (61,681 MWh) and a 175% [...]

Concentrated Solar thermal Power (CSP) micro plant: perfect system, low costs

Aora’s solar tulip CSP starts shining in Ethiopia, without water. Most people think that CSP (Concentrating Solar thermal Power) plants are large and expensive. But what about this? The Micro-CSP technology from Aora Tulip has a lot of advantages. This ‘micro technology’ is modular, hybrid, uses minimal water and is [...]

PV firms into China Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) set to boost funding, cut tech costs

United PV’s recently awarded 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in China signals a new movement of PV developers into the CSP market, building on gains made in an increasingly crowded PV sector and bringing investment and potential technology improvements to CSP projects, industry sources said. United PV Group [...]

Aalborg CSP begins construction of the world’s first Integrated Energy System based on Concentrated Solar Power

Aalborg CSP, leading developer and supplier of innovative renewable systems and technologies has begun construction of the world’s first Integrated Energy System based on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to holistically satisfy multiple energy needs of Sundrop Farms’ greenhouses in the South Australian desert. In the first phase, a 51,500m² solar [...]

Desert Concentrated Solar Power plants’ electricity production improves

The Concentrated Solar Power plants that began operating early last year in the deserts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties are becoming more productive with practice. In fact, two of the plants, the Desert Sunlight and Genesis projects in eastern Riverside County, produced more electricity than expected during a one-year [...]

The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for renewable energy investment

The largest projects to be financed in Q3 this year included solar thermal electricity generation, or Concentrated Solar Power, plants in China, Israel and South Africa. Worldwide investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies totalled $70bn in the third quarter of 2015, just 1% below the equivalent figure a year [...]

Low Iron Glass for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market at $355 Million Is Expected to Reach $11.3 Billion by 2020

Low iron glass CSP represents 3% of the world glass production. Markets at $355 million in 2013 are expected to reach $11.3 billion by 2020. Growth is expected to achieve 15% of total low iron glass at glass production in 2020, i.e. the same level as automotive glass. A new [...]

Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

Solar energy could reach 70 GW, including concentrated solar power (CSP) plants that will have a huge role specifically in North Africa. The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by [...]

Storage will shape the future of concentrated solar power

After enjoying great fanfare last decade, concentrated solar power has gone out of vogue lately in the power sector, eclipsed by the rapid cost declines and proliferation of photovoltaic systems. But while the technology remains more expensive than PV in head-to-head comparisons of PPA price, a slate of new projects [...]