Technology coupling gains and a favorable development framework could see prices for Morocco’s pioneering Noor Midelt hybrid projects trend towards the lowest global CSP tariffs, experts told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference. Now entering the final stages of tendering, Morocco's Noor Midelt hybrid CSP-PV project is expected to set a [...]
Last month, Spain's Acciona and Abengoa resumed construction of the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant after receiving a notice to proceed (NTP) from project owners. The Cerro Dominador plant is a tower design with 17.5 hours of molten salt thermal storage capacity. Abengoa is acting as technology partner for [...]
The Noor Midelt project is one of the initiatives under the Noor Solar Plan, which aims at producing a total capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020. The first phase of Noor Midelt is expected to consist of two 400MW hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants. For each [...]
Design innovations and a favorable development framework should see Morocco hit its lowest prices for the hybrid PV-CSP Noor Midelt project and the country is joining global support schemes to diversify its funding supply, an official at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), said. ACWA Power's Noor III CSP [...]
SUPCON offer USD180m bidding price (USD105/㎡on solar field) for China 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Tower hybrid project
Recently Luneng Haixi 50MW CSP molten salt Tower hybrid project in China called for tenders of EPC, and received 8 biddings from 8 Chinese companies. The lowest price was offered by Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (shorted as SUPCON) as RMB 1.2 billion (about USD 180 million), among [...]
Assessment of Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power-Biomass Plant Generation Potential in Sahel: Case Study of Senegal
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is non-existent in Sahel. Such a situation arises from the high investment costs required by these energy infrastructures and from a lack of information on the identification of suitable sites to accommodate them. Conversely, CSP-biomass plants due to lower investment may be an option for [...]
Under the management of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi is planning its first ISCC project combined with CSP---Duba 1 ISCC power station. It will be 50 MW solar parabolic trough of the plant's total 605 MW of capacity. The other ISCC project, 1,390 MW Waad Al Shamal plant with 50 [...]
Development is underway on the Italian island of Sardinia of a 1.2 MW hybrid microgrid that incorporates concentrating solar power (CSP), a diversion from the more common use of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in microgrids. CSP condenses the sun’s rays into a small area, typically through use of mirrors or [...]
Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy -- some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar [...]
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has launched verification testing of the sunlight and thermal energy collecting performance of a unique solar thermal power system at dedicated facilities newly completed within its Yokohama Works. The testing will be conducted through March 2017 under contract from the Ministry of the Environment [...]
Morocco is following in Chile’s footsteps with two new solar hybrid complexes that will maximize synergies and optimize the cost per kilowatt hour. The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP [...]
NamPower says that results of a pre-feasibility study on the use of biomass and CSP for power generation in the country are promisin.
The head of one of Oman’s largest electricity distribution companies has mooted the idea of a large-scale concentrating solar thermal power hybrid project.