Tests at the world's highest-temperature sCO2 turbine indicate lower costs and faster ramping will make even smaller Concentrated Solar Power plants competitive, U.S. researchers told New Energy Update. Engineers at General Electric (GE) and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) recently completed testing of the world's highest temperature supercritical carbon dioxide [...]
Three years after Israel first announced plans for an enormous solar power station, the project is progressing nicely. The 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station is under construction in the sunny Negev desert, and currently ranks as Israel’s largest renewable energy project to date. When it begins operating sometime [...]
Workers have been busy installing the mirrors around Ashalim concentrated solar power plant in Negev desert, Israel
It's a busy place these days in Israel’s Negev Desert, where the Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station - the world's tallest - continues to take shape. Thanks to the efforts of 1,000-plus construction workers, the solar field is now 70% complete. Israel is hoping to shine a beacon on the importance [...]
In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy. Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 metres (787 feet), taller than Paris's Montparnasse Tower and London's Gherkin, according [...]
Construction is set to begin this month on the world’s tallest solar tower—a 787-ft-high structure in Israel’s Negev desert that will supply 1% of the country’s power. Surrounded by 50,600 sun-tracking heliostats over 3.15 square kilometers, the tower will provide 121 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) at the Ashalim [...]
The tower, being built by Israel-based Megalim Solar Power, whose shareholders include General Electric, will be taller than other solar towers, enabling it to generate up to 121 megawatts of power. Due to be completed late next year at a cost of 3 billion shekels ($773 million), the facility will [...]
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected GE for a project that marks Saudi Arabia's first integration of a Concentrated Solar Power with a combined-cycle plant and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbin
The planned plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to increase fuel efficiency.
The company chaired by Florentino Perez has reached an agreement with General Electric to acquire two U.S. giant solar thermal Castilla-La Mancha in which the builder has invested 500 million.
Because of the highly cyclical nature of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant operation, a supercritical CO2 (sCO2) hot gas turbo-expander must be able to operate at high temperatures.
The Indian government awarded licenses for 470 megawatts of solar-thermal capacity to Lanco, Reliance Power, Aurum, Godawari Power & Ispat, KVK Energy & Infrastructure, Megha Engineering & Infrastructures, and Ispat.
The Dervish license extension also paves the way for a second plant using GE's FlexEfficiency technology and eSolar's concentrated solar power.