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Hybrid PV – Concentrated Solar Power has a lower LCOE than gas in Chile

Researchers from the Center for Solar Energy Technologies of Fraunhofer Chile have conducted a comparative analysis which shows that the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE ) in Chile can be achieved by a combination of large scale PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). The Cerro Dominador PV-CSP project [...]

MIT Proposes PV to Discharge Energy from 2,400°C Silicon Thermal Storage

Pumping hot molten silicon is the key to gigawatt-scale thermal storage. “This is the technological step that we made that preceded this,” said Henry. At this scale, you would need to able to pump a very large volume of very hot silicon through the enormous network of carbon graphite pipes. [...]

Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrating solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: [...]

DNV GL advises T-Solar Global Operating Assets to enable 1.4GW solar energy sale in Spain and Italy

DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor due diligence for T-Solar Global Operating Assets that was key for the company sale transaction. The review of the company’s operational and pipeline portfolio included sixty-nine assets and was prepared for potential [...]

Cubico to acquire Grupo T-Solar

Cubico has agreed to acquire a 274MW solar platform with operational assets in Spain and Italy from I Squared Capital. The Grupo TSolar platform comprises 47 operational assets that spans 167 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity and 100 MW of concentrated solar power across Spain, as well as 7MW of [...]

Shanghai Electric Wins Contract for Fifth Phase of Dubai Solar Park

ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia has appointed Shanghai Electric Group as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor to deliver the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai with capacity of 900 MW. The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power [...]

Aurora project may still include concentrated solar power as 1414 signs with Vast Solar

The once languishing Aurora Solar Energy Project has taken another important step forward this week after developer 1414 Degrees announced it may add modular concentrated solar power to the project’s current proposed mix of solar PV, battery storage and 1414’s proprietary thermal storage. Aurora was supposed to be the location [...]

ACWA Power closes financing of 900 MW fifth phase of solar power project in Dubai

ACWA Power has announced financial close for the 900 MW fifth phase of the giant Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, and revealed the bevy of international lenders that will be behind the $564 million facility. ACWA on Thursday announced Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank would be [...]

The demand for electricity in Spain decreases 2.4% in August

37.8% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin: wind energy 15.8%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 8%. 61.2% was produced from technologies that do not emit equivalent CO2. The demand for electricity decreased in the Balearic Islands by 19.7% and in the Canary Islands by 8% compared [...]

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Shanghai Electric Wins Contract for Fifth Phase of Dubai Solar Park

ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia has appointed Shanghai Electric Group as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor to deliver the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai with capacity of 900 MW. The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power [...]

Decision on Kuwait’s Shegaya renewable energy park in two weeks

The 4 gigawatts Shegaya Park spread on an area of 58 square kilometres is being developed in three phases. The first 70 MW comprising 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power, 10 MW PV and 10 MW wind power began commercial operation in December 2018, he said. Phase three, called Al [...]

2020-08-27T16:20:28+00:0027-08-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

TSK sells its La Africana concentrated solar power plant to the Q-Energy fund

TSK has agreed to sell its solar power plants in operation in Spain to Q-Energy, Qualitas Equity's renewable asset fund manager. The company chaired by Sabino García Vallina has thus transferred a part of its subsidiary Esersa, for which a year ago it explored the possibility of going public. Specifically, [...]

Namibia-Botswana project for building both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants

The signing of an agreement between Namibia and Botswana to construct a mega solar photovoltaic project is imminent, Namibian Minister for Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has shared. A full feasibility study will then follow to determine the location and size of the project setting in motion construction plans for [...]