CSP

US Department of Energy Funds New Solar Business Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will award $12.3 million to 11 small solar companies from 9 states as part of DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. These new projects are part of the second phase of the programs, [...]

2020-07-15T11:03:54+00:0015-07-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

The importance of Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power plant in Israel

On a large plot of barren desert adjacent to Moshav Ashalim, a remarkable, long-term experiment is unfolding. Three independent consortia, each employing a different kind of solar technology, are learning how to operate their giant power plants as effectively as possible under the constantly changing weather conditions. Each consortium was [...]

Industry Shares its Experience to Advance Next Generation Concentrated Solar Power

Engineers generally tend to be solutions-oriented, and engineers in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) are no different. A history of making things better than they were is why we now have advanced technologies. As Hal Harvey, founder of Energy Innovation told the NYT opinion columnist Tom Friedman: “A prime difference between [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse

The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse geographically, in terms of the location of commercial plants as well as the origins of developers, investors and contractors involved in project implementation. CSP projects that either entered operations or were under construction during 2019 involved lead developers and investors [...]

Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW

Global Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW, with 600 MW of capacity coming online. Although this was well below the average annual increase (24%) of the past decade, Concentrating Solar Power continued to spread to new markets, including France, Israel and Kuwait. China and [...]

U.S. unveils global Concentrated Solar Power learnings

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published June 12 the world's first global best practice report for Concentrated Solar Power plants. The report sets out recommendations to improve the performance and reliability of Concentrating Solar Power tower and trough plants, using feedback from 80% of global CSP capacity. [...]

World’s First Utility-Scale Molten Salt Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power Plant Connects to China’s Grid

The China Dunhuang Dacheng 50MW molten salt linear Fresnel CSP project plant has now officially begun commercial operation on June 19, 2020. To celebrate the occasion of commercial operation of the first ever molten salt Fresnel CSP occasion, the developers and contractors held a commissioning ceremony. First in the [...]

Shanghai Electric installs molten salt receiver for 700 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai

China’s Shanghai Electric Group has completed the installation of the molten salt receiver (MSR) on top of the tower for the 950-MW Noor Energy 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) project in Dubai. The tower-related construction was finalised in record 240 days despite needing to implement additional [...]

Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime. For Protermosolar, [...]

Morocco’s NOOR Concentrated Solar Power Projects Support Africa’s Energy Transition

Morocco is playing an important role in Africa’s energy transition with the Noor Ouarzazate solar complex, according to a June 18 report by African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The complex, southeast of Marrakech, is the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world and its development benefited from $485 [...]

Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant will commercialize carbon credits

After successfully completing its registration in the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) program, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal power plant will be able to market carbon credits at the end of 2020, the estimated date of its launch, to continue contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals ( [...]

Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Report Is First of Its Kind

So, you want to build a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. Have you developed a technical specification that clearly defines the key project requirements? Does your team have the relevant experience and knowledge to successfully deploy a solar thermal project? Have you designed your plant for the daily start-ups and [...]

2020-06-16T07:45:28+00:0016-06-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Cubico refinances 50 MW concentrated solar power plant in Spain

Cubico Sustainable Investments said today it has achieved financial close on the refinancing of a 50-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Spain. The renewables investor, which is backed by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments, said that this is its second green loan after earlier refinancing a [...]

2020-06-11T22:28:24+00:0011-06-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |