CSP

Blended sCO2 fluids could slash Concentrated Solar Power costs

By 2023, European researchers aim to produce a blended fluid for supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles that would reduce plant capex and suit dry hotspots. A year into their research, European scientists are on schedule to develop a new blended fluid system that could increase the efficiency of supercritical carbon [...]

2020-04-02T22:52:19+00:0002-04-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Protermosolar, Luis Crespo retires and passes the baton to Gonzalo Martín

President of the European solar thermal association Estela until last year and of the Spanish Protermosolar since 2016, after serving eight years as the general secretary of this association, which brings together a hundred companies, Luis Crespo has always been linked to renewables and technology . It has done so [...]

Chile to build a 1,007MW CSP-PV integrated concentrated solar power project

This is the Seongnam project, by the company Andes Green Company S.A., which includes the construction of a photovoltaic plant and a solar power concentration plant, which will operate as a solar thermal storage source to provide energy beyond daylight hours. This Monday the Environmental Impact Statement (DIA) of the [...]

2020-03-30T14:44:43+00:0030-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

SUPCON SOLAR released the latest six-month operation data of Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

The monthly generation of SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant hit 13.0134GWh in March 2020 (Feb.26th to Mar.25th), with fulfillment rate of 100.31%, and 11.6352GWh has been delivered to the grid. According to the operation record, the solar thermal plant has run 27 days in this month and [...]

China Yumen launch a new 2200 MW PV-Concentrated Solar Power project

Yumen government signed the Agreement to develop a new integrated power project including 2000MW PV and 200MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in the middle of March this year, with the partners East China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd, ENERGY CHINA and Jiangsu XinChen CSP Co., Ltd. (XinChen [...]

China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

While a growing number of countries around the world are closing their borders to prevent any further spreading of the coronavirus and COVID/19, China seems to have succeeded in turning the curve around. As a result, Aalborg CSP resumes work with the production of boiler components for the world’s [...]

Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

Abengoa's first full-scope third-party Concentrating Solar Power maintenance contract in Spain comes as new investors, ageing assets and potential new build place greater focus on operational efficiency, experts told New Energy Update. In January, pulp and biomass specialist Ence Energia y Celulosa awarded Abengoa a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) [...]

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple: by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided. The filter allows the efficient passage of [...]

A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center [...]

Three concentrated solar power projects of 335 MW rescued in China

China government launched the first batch of 20 demonstration CSP project s in September 2016, and seven of the twenty were successively connected to the grid in the past two years. Meanwhile, 13 of the demos are not complete and some even announced cancellation. As CSP Focus keeps reporting, [...]

2020-03-10T08:22:59+00:0010-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Uzbekistan’s Spectacular Solar Furnace

This is Uzbekistan’s solar furnace, built by the Soviets in 1981 on a mountain range 50 kilometers east of Tashkent. The site was top secret during the Soviet period and remained tightly guarded until 2009. The furnace uses sunlight to produce clean, instantly adjustable heat for melting or testing materials. [...]

2020-03-07T07:59:58+00:0007-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Using Concentrated Solar Power to convert seawater into drinking water

Desalination plants — which convert seawater into drinking water and water for agriculture — have been used since the 1950s in the Middle East and tropical regions of the world. While the technology has met urgent needs for clean water supplies, the environmental cost has been heavy due to its [...]

Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

This is one of the last milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project executed by Abengoa and Acciona in the Atacama Desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation reflected from the 10,600 heliostats that [...]