A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]
Rioglass is preparing to deploy temperature-resistant receivers on utility-scale molten salt storage plants in a move set to boost competitiveness of parabolic trough technology, Jeroen Van Schijndel, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Rioglass, said. Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP plants as developers look [...]
Molten salt instead of thermal oil in Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough plants shall reduce the levelized electricity costs
An international consortium led by the DLR Institute of Solar Research, will build and operate a solar thermal molten salt parabolic trough test facility in Évora (Portugal). Members of the consortium are the German companies TSK Flagsol Engineering, eltherm, Yara, and Steinmüller Engineering, the South African energy provider Eskom [...]
Concentrated Solar Power Market for product segment (Parabolic Trough, Tower, Fresnel and Dish Sterling)
Concentrated Solar Power Market for product segment (Parabolic Trough, Tower, Fresnel and Dish Sterling) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2020.
Marco Geraghty of CSP Today spoke with Peter Davidson to reflect upon the Loan Guarantee Program and its impact on the concentrated solar power industry.
Bokpoort CSP is a 50 MW concentrated solar power project that was selected as the only CSP plant in the second round of the REIPPP.
The German Aerospace Center is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Ouarzazate, Morocco and in Bokpoort, South Africa.
Abengoa invested €426 million in innovation in 2013, equivalent to 5.79% of sales, further strengthening its commitment in this area.
The United States installed 4.34 GW of solar photovoltaics (PV) and 410 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) generation capacity.
At the end of 2013 there were more than 440,000 operating solar electric systems in the U.S. totaling over 12,000 MW of PV and 918 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).
The new Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage published by CSP Today gives new clarity to cost and performance of concentrated solar power parabolic trough technology.
Abengoa receives new R&D competitive award from the US DoE for next generation Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) parabolic trough
Abengoa will improve its new generation concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide R2,8 billion (EUR210 million) for construction of the Ka Xu Solar One concentrating solar power plant north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape.