Saudi Arabia plans to develop Concentrated Solar Power

Saudi Arabia plans to launch its first bid round for 700 MW of solar and wind projects in the coming weeks, Khalid Al-Falih the country’s minister of energy announced in Abu Dhabi on January 16.The new renewable energy tenders will be split into three rounds and CSP projects will be [...]

Trump’s advisers want to freeze DOE loan program

President Donald Trump’s advisers have recommended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) freezes a loan program that supported the construction of renewable energy and nuclear power plants, including NRG Energy's 392 MW Ivanpah plant in California, Bloomberg reported February 8. Trump's transition team has called for a halt to new [...]

2017-02-10T11:10:45+00:00 08-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Saudi Arabia tenders open up new CSP power, desalination markets

Growing power demand and desalination needs present a major opportunity for new CSP with storage to complement rising PV dispatch in Saudi Arabia’s renewables push, industry experts told New Energy Update. Saudi Arabia plans to launch its first bid round for 700 MW of solar and wind projects in the [...]

2017-02-08T21:14:53+00:00 08-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

China Royal Tech Yumen 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power project calls for steam turbine and generators

As one of China 1st Phase 20 pilot CSP projects (7 parabolic trough), Royal Tech Yumen 50MW CSP Parabolic Trough Project (details as below) is calling for steam turbine and generators, for which the biddings will be open this Feb.28 and Mar.4 respectively. 3 biddings under this tender: One [...]

2017-02-08T11:44:45+00:00 07-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

MNRE Revises Benchmark Cost of Concentrated Solar Power in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed an upward revision of the benchmark cost of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) Technologies Programme. The initiative is taken with the aim to promote energy efficiency. The benchmark cost will be related to the performance efficiency in design and manufacturing [...]

2017-02-05T09:58:07+00:00 04-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Ivanpah, world’s biggest Concentrated Solar Power plant, is making enough power

The world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant is finally producing enough electricity. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Southern California initially failed to meet contractual obligations, and a yearlong forbearance deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expired Wednesday. After fine-tuning the complex facility that uses 170,000 mirrors, output [...]

2017-02-02T22:42:20+00:00 02-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

Dubai Announces 200 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Tender

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) announced a fresh tender for the iconic Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park just days after Dubai announced long-term renewable energy targets. Media outlets recently reported that DEWA launched a 200 megawatt tender for a concentrated solar power project at the Mohammad Bin [...]

2017-01-30T22:30:53+00:00 30-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

China 1st phase 20 Concentrated Solar Power pilot projects

It has been over 4 months since the official announcement of China 1st phase 20 CSP pilot project list in September 2016. As the government said only those which could be completed by the end of 2018 would enjoy the FiT of RMB1.15/kWh. Thus, around only 23 months are left [...]

2017-01-27T22:05:09+00:00 27-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Fresnel developer builds India supply base to serve 1.7 GW CSP-coal market

Frenell’s technology will fuel Asia’s first integrated solar thermal power plant and the German developer eyes further cost reductions through supply chain gains, Thomas Mehlitz, Frenell’s project manager for the Dadri project, told New Energy Update. NTPC’s solar augmentation project is to use Fresnel technology to supply 14 GWh [...]

2017-01-27T21:57:46+00:00 26-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power in Morocco

A year on from the launch of Morocco’s Noor I solar farm, the North African country is continuing to take positive steps to reduce their environmental impact by transitioning to renewable energy sources. Having declared at COP21 in Paris last year that they were aiming to generate 52% of [...]

2017-01-25T11:39:45+00:00 25-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Royal Tech CSP plans to purchase hydraulic driving system

Royal Tech CSP Limited (short for Royal Tech) plans to purchase hydraulic driving system for its two demonstration projects——Inner Mongolia Urat 100MW thermal oil parabolic trough CSP project and Gansu Yumen 50MW thermal oil parabolic trough CSP project, which are all included in China’s first demonstration project list, [...]

2017-01-25T11:32:28+00:00 24-01-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |

New concentrated solar power patent from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

U.S. patent application 20170010023 (applicant Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.): "Systems and methods for concentrating and storing solar energy are provided. A solar energy receiver for use with the systems and methods may include a container for holding a solar absorption material, such as a phase change material, and [...]

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes project receives up to USD 78 million

Capital One Bank (McLean, VA, U.S.) has acquired a tax equity stake in the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project with an investment of up to USD 78 million, SolarReserve LLC (Santa Monica, California, U.S.) announced on January 17th, 2017. Crescent Dunes is a utility-scale CSP facility featuring SolarReserve's proprietary molten salt energy [...]

2017-01-18T22:37:46+00:00 18-01-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |