SolarReserve realise 6 Cents Concentrated Solar Power

According to Kevin Smith, the CEO of California-based SolarReserve; the company that is first to sell CSP at 6 cents/kWh, the record-low CSP price was largely due to their receiver and heliostat research. The 150 MW Aurora CSP project will sell power day or night to the South Australian Government [...]

SolarPACES ExCo elects Robert Pitz-Paal as new Chair

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal was unanimously appointed as the new Chair of the SolarPACES Executive Committee for the next 2-year term at the 93rd ExCo meeting held October 1st 2017 in Calama (Chile). Pitz-Paal was previously vice chairman of the executive committee of SolarPACES. He has been one of two directors heading the [...]

Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]

Royal Tech CSP and its 150MW Concentrated Solar Power projects in China

Among China’s 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects, Royal Tech CSP Co., Ltd joins two of the 7 parabolic trough plants as developer and co-investor. China Nuclear Royal Tech Urlatech 100MW CSP project is one of the two projects. This 100MW CSP project is located in Inner Mongolia, West [...]

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 [...]

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: , , , , |

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: , , , |

NREL: 40 to 60 commercial Concentrated Solar Power plants operating around the world

Forty years ago, President Carter established a government agency here in a small suite of rental offices with an adjoining laboratory. The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) had an ambitious mission, but few paid serious attention to Carter's idea that U.S. energy policy should look beyond coal or oil. [...]

2017-09-27T14:39:27+00:00 27-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Harnessing the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Congratulations to the UAE and Dubai for a great leap forward to provide clean solar energy for development and save hydrocarbon resources for exports. Dubai in a couple of years will not only have the next tallest building in the world but also the world’s largest concentrated solar power [...]