CSP

South Africa Concentrated Solar Power developer agrees local worker deals

Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu [...]

Algeria plans to set up 2,000 megawatts of concentrated solar power capacity by 2030

Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]

Liquid storage of solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. Many consider [...]

2017-03-21T20:14:10+00:00 20-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Dubai’s DEWA seeks proposals for 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in May

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has set a May deadline for proposals from qualified bidders for the development of a 200 megawatt (MW) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, it said on Monday. The CSP plant, expected to be operational by 2021, is the fourth phase of the Mohammed [...]

CSP key equipment for China’s Concentrated Solar Power demonstration projects

In a parabolic trough or Fresnel CSP system, except for reflecting mirror, heat collector tube is another very important equipment. The great need for heat collector and its critical performance will have a direct influence on the heat-collecting efficiency and economic gains of a CSP plant. At present, Rioglass Solar [...]

2017-03-19T18:11:42+00:00 19-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

UAE’s transition towards clean and renewable energy

The UAE’s wise leadership has worked tirelessly to anticipate the future, as a fundamental element of its strategies and plans. The vision of the UAE’s leadership, led by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime [...]

2017-03-19T12:19:32+00:00 18-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power price cap seen driving technology’s competitiveness

A leading developer of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Africa and the Middle East believes the price cap proposed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for an upcoming CSP project could add significant impetus to improving the technology’s cost competitiveness, which may also have spin-offs for [...]

2017-03-17T19:08:39+00:00 17-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Masen is offering a PhD in Outdoor Accelerated ageing of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) components

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) consists of the concentration and the use of solar energy in a thermodynamic cycle to produce electricity via a turbine. Compared to other technologies, CSP is grid friendly and dispatchable thanks mainly to its efficient and cost effective energy storage. However, in order to produce a [...]

2017-03-16T13:20:52+00:00 16-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Making the case for Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa’s energy mix

The government's Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) of 2010 stated that about 18,000MW (17% of South Africa's energy mix) of new electricity capacity needs to be in the form of renewable energy, in line with South Africa's international commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% [...]

International experience to help China’s Concentrated Solar Power market meet cost commitments

With 20 concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in the first phase of China’s five-year plan, the world’s largest electricity producer and consumer paves the way for taking the driver seat of large-scale solar-thermal power generation. Though China’s well-established manufacturing capacity helps foster technology deployment, lack of CSP experience and technology know-how [...]

Three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive solar thermal plant that is expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a considerable feat for a plant that depends solely on solar energy. The plant, proposed for a site in Chile’s Tamarugal province, would [...]

Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar [...]

Market integration barriers for Concentrated Solar Power development in MENA

ESTELA presentation on "Market integration barriers and support mechanisms for CSP development in MENA" at World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program at Energy Market Integration panel by L. Crespo (2017.03.07 in Ouarzazate) For countries, like those in the MENA regions, with [...]