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Extremadura takes part in Brussels in the constitution of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy

The government of Extremadura will be part of the Association of Intelligent Specialization of Solar Energy (S3), created at the request of the European Commission, to discuss and design the future of electricity production through solar energy, and especially photovoltaic technology and concentrated solar power (CSP). To this end, the [...]

2017-05-17T19:20:28+00:00 17-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |

Is A Solar Boom Coming To The Middle East?

On April 6th, Middle Eastern nations announced an ambitious energy project to establish an Arab Common Market for electricity. The energy ministers from 14 Arab countries signed a memorandum of understanding, confirming their commitment to the development of an integrated electricity supply system for the Middle East. This announcement is [...]

2017-04-15T19:50:15+00:00 15-04-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , |

The Economic Case for Wind Power and Solar Energy in Africa

Ngong Hills Wind Farm in Nairobi, Kenya, sited close to where there is significant demand for electricity (Nairobi) and near existing infrastructure, is a good example of multiple land uses for recreation (a popular hiking area for locals), energy generation, and livestock grazing.   The location and potential of [...]

2017-03-28T12:58:39+00:00 28-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

DLR inaugurates the world’s largest artificial Sun

The world's largest artificial Sun started shining in Jülich on 23 March 2017. Johannes Remmel, the North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection, joined Georg Menzen of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi) and [...]

Algeria plans to set up 2,000 megawatts of concentrated solar power capacity by 2030

Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]

Chile approves Concentrated Solar Power -Photovoltaic complex

Environmental authorities in Chile's Antofagasta region (II) approved a US$608mn CSP-PV hybrid solar energy project. The CEME 1 project comprises a 70MW CSP (concentrated solar power) plant and a 70MW photovoltaic (PV) array. The CSP plant will boast 14 hours of thermal storage capability, allowing the complex to produce electricity [...]

2016-12-28T00:02:11+00:00 27-12-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Morocco to tender for 800 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies by start of 2017

Morocco plans to launch tenders for the construction of two solar plants with a combined capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW) by the start of 2017, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) said. The agency invited pre-qualification bids from investors last month for the construction and operation of [...]

Abengoa Said to Plan Return to Work on Chilean Solar Plant

Abengoa SA plans to resume work in the next few months on Latin America’s first solar-thermal plant, as the Spanish renewable energy company comes back from the brink of bankruptcy, people with knowledge of the matter said. Work on the $1 billion Atacama I project in northern Chile, a joint venture between [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:55+00:00 30-08-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

New high-temperature device captures a broader solar wavelength spectrum

The photovoltaic (PV) cells in traditional solar cells convert sunlight efficiently within a narrow range of wavelengths determined by the material used in the PV cells. This limits their efficiency, as long wavelengths of sunlight are not converted at all and the energy of short wavelength light is largely wasted. [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:00+00:00 01-08-2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , |

Lawrence Livermore collects funds for concentrated solar power improvement

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency. The project is part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, which is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation [...]

Sunvapor Receives Award from U. S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative for Solar Collector

Sunvapor announced today that it is the recipient of a $2.2 million total cooperative award from the U. S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The award will enable Sunvapor to reduce the cost of concentrating solar collectors while greening the supply chain. "This award will help us demonstrate that the [...]

U.S. DoE supports Concentrated Solar Power research

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). Ten of the projects are small-scale research and development (R&D) projects designed to push the [...]

A comprehensive renewable energy program for Saudi Vision 2030

As widely reported, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently issued its Vision 2030 plan along with the supplementing National Transformation Program 2020. Together these plans set far-reaching goals to transform the Kingdom’s oil-dependent economy to one which is diverse, sustainable and at the crossroads of international trade. A significant target under [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:03+00:00 14-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |