European Concentrated Solar Power capacity to reach as high as 5 GW by 2030

The European Union’s total CSP capacity could reach as high as 5 GW by the year 2030 if all the pieces fall into place, a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found. Spain’s first CSP plant went into operation in 2008, and it is still the only [...]

2018-03-08T00:41:04+00:00 08-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

WCE provides Molten-Salt for China 1st 50MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Delingha

Wuxi Chemical Equipment, Co., Ltd (WCE) has successfully concluded the supply of the Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant, which will be the First Operational Project belonging to the 1st Batch of 20 Pilot CSP Projects in China. The Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for the Delingha [...]

Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power plant synchronises to Eskom’s grid

As of 23 February 2018, Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant has been feeding 100MW of power to Eskom’s electricity grid via a 132kV distribution line. Main and auxiliary transformers have been energised, which represents a relevant milestone for the solar thermal power plant commissioning activities. Kathu [...]

Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power plant to be completed this spring

CGN Solar Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant is among China 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects and leading the construction progress. As the owner and developer CGN Delingha Solar Energy Co., Ltd told CSP Focus, the construction work have been almost finished, and the project is now under [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: Delivering Renewable Electricity When It’s Needed

Last year, right after graduating from college, Hajar Abjeg left her vibrant hometown of Agadir on the west coast of Morocco to live in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate. A newly minted engineer, her goal was to work at the sprawling solar complex on the outskirts of the [...]

2018-02-23T18:02:41+00:00 23-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Eltherm South Africa Lands Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Plant Heat Tracing Contract

eltherm South Africa has been awarded the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system design and installation contract for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant in the Northern Cape. The contract also confirms eltherm’s dominance in the provision of EHT for CSP plants worldwide. The Kathu [...]

As Concentrated Solar Power bids fall to record lows, prices seen diverging between different regions

As CSP bids keep falling, there will likely be a growing price divergence between projects in countries such as Chile and the UAE at the lower end of the scale, and the likes of the United States at the other end. Auction results suggest CSP will generate power at a [...]

2018-02-20T17:32:30+00:00 20-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Positive changes taking place in China Concentrated Solar Power industry

At the beginning of February, Huafeng Energy, one of China leading energy project developers, signed MoU with Akesai government to jointly develop concentrated solar power (CSP) project with total capacity of 1 GW. Mr. Hemei Qiu, General Manager and Mr. Zhiqiang Dong, Deputy General Manager of Huafeng Energy CSP Business [...]

Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Technologies (webinar)

The cost of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) has already come down below US$ 10 cents/kWh, an impressive achievement considering that 10 years ago US$ 37 cents/kWh was the norm. Hear from the innovators who are pushing CSP costs to new lows and will analyze how novel technologies will bring disruptive [...]

2018-02-12T09:29:33+00:00 12-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Acciona wants to sell its Concentrated Solar Power plants to Contour

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Acciona said on Friday it had held talks with Britain's Contour Global over its energy assets with regards to a possible deal without giving further details. The negotiations are currently on hold, Acciona said in a statement shortly after the stock market regulator suspended [...]

Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

The consortium of the H2020 funded project MinWaterCSP is pleased to announce its first International Conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from 24th to 25th April 2018. The topic of this event will be Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants with a special focus on new [...]

2018-02-08T17:28:52+00:00 08-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Brookfield-backed TerraForm bids $1.2 billion for Saeta Yield

TerraForm Power, controlled by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, has launched a 995 million euro ($1.2 billion) takeover bid for Spanish renewable energy firm Saeta Yield to expand its presence in Western Europe. TerraForm is offering 12.20 euros per share for a 100 percent stake in the solar and wind [...]