Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push

The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski [...]

Solar Impulse 2 soars over Gemasolar, Sener’s Solar Thermal Plant in Seville

Shortly after taking off from Seville, Spain en route to Cairo, Egypt, Solar Impulse 2 flew directly over the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant, a highly advanced facility run by Torresol Energy, a joint venture between Masdar and Sener. The 20-megawatt plant is the world’s first utility-scale solar power plant to combine [...]

The race to harness the solar power

Some may feel that the current trend in oil prices means we can slow the adoption of renewable energy in the near-term. But nothing is further from the truth. Our oil and gas resources are finite. Meanwhile, the deadline to deal with the interconnected challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions [...]

Masdar consortium wins Dubai 800 MW concentrated solar power deal

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, and [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:07+00:00 27-06-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

MIT develops novel solar absorber to improve efficiency of concentrated solar power technology

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIT) faculty has discovered a novel way to significantly increase the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat. By converting more of the solar energy that reaches the Earth’s surface into heat in a low-cost way, the solar absorber [...]

Masdar celebrates 3 years of Shams concentrated solar power plant

Today marks the third anniversary of the start of the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant’s operations. Shams 1, which occupies 2.5 square kilometres and has a power generating capacity of 100 megawatts, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. Shams 1, [...]

2016-03-16T21:24:19+00:00 16-03-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Masdar Institute Solar Platform to Make CSP and Thermal Energy Storage Technologies More Efficient and Affordable

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced the launch of its new Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP), a concentrating solar power (CSP) research facility in Masdar City designed to advance innovative and cutting-edge CSP technologies and [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:29+00:00 25-11-2015|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

New Energy Storage Technology (Nest) is testing its 1-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) system

New Energy Storage Technology (Nest) is testing its 1-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) system at the Masdar Institute’s Beam Down facility.

Masdar Institute Facility Able to Store Concentrated Solar Power at Temperatures as High as 400 Celsius

It successfully demonstrates low-cost storage technology for concentrated solar power (CSP) and is considered significant, as solar energy can now be stored in solid state at temperatures up to 400 Celsius at Masdar Inst