Parabolic Trough

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

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 targets 550° Celsius Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough storage by 2020

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.

Testing components for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in Morocco and South Africa

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.

Parabolic Trough report tackles lack of cost data for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants

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.

Ka Xu Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant gets EUR 210 million EIB backing

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.