Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa's state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead [...]

Competition with PV and wind energy sees Concentrated Solar Power bids fall as low as $50/MWh

The tender process favored by the likes of Chile and Dubai has done more than anything else to drive CSP prices to record lows, according to Ranjan Moulik, head of renewables at investment bank Natixis CIB. Moulik has specialized in renewables since 2003. Speaking at CSP Seville, he cited Brazil [...]

The concentrated solar power (CSP) generated 2.2% of electricity in Spain in 2017

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for [...]

UC researchers identify nontraditional sites for future solar power plants

Equivalent of 183,000 football fields of nonagricultural land identified in study aiming to ease competition between farmers, conservationists, and energy companies. There's a tradeoff when sprawling solar farms pop up on agricultural land: farmland disappears, perhaps forever, in return for growth in the promising renewable energy sector. But what if [...]

2017-12-19T16:17:33+00:00 19-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

Prometheus project can act as substitute to the fluid in the concentrated solar power (CSP)

Prometheus is a FET-funded project that has successfully developed a new solid-state conversion structure for transforming solar radiation into electrical energy. The new technology increases the conversion efficiency from solar to electrical energy to at least 45%, more than doubling the efficiency of common photovoltaic (PV) technologies. This conversion works [...]

An overview of solar energy in Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest energy consumer among all ASEAN member states. With over 261 million people living in the country, energy demand in the archipelagic country is growing rapidly. It currently has a total installed energy capacity of 57.6 gigawatts (GW). Although dependence on fossil fuels has increased in recent [...]

2017-10-24T12:57:22+00:00 24-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

ECREE begins move to exploit solar thermal energy and concentrated solar power potential in Ghana

The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE ), has began processes to help Ghana exploit the abundant solar thermal energy potential for domestic and industrial use. Ghana’s geographic location around the equatorial sun-belt provides strategic advantage to exploit the abundant solar energy resources to fix its energy [...]

2017-10-24T12:48:47+00:00 24-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Korean firm plans 1-GW of PV and Concentrated Solar Power complex in Chile

South Korean energy firm Andes Green Energy plans to build a 1,000-MW solar park in Chile that would use both conventional photovoltaic (PV) panels and solar thermal power technology, an official told Bloomberg. The so-called Bundang-Gu Calama project will be realised in the Antofagasta region for a total cost of [...]

2017-10-17T11:45:29+00:00 17-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]

Morocco pushing renewables boundary with Noor Concentrated Solar Power projects

Faced with an increasing energy consumption of roughly 6% per year and an energy dependence rate of around 95%, the Kingdom of Morocco has set an ambitious objective aiming to source 52% of its installed capacity from renewable energy by 2030, writes Abderrahim Jamrani. Expected to reduce global CO2 emissions [...]

UA Optics Expertise Fuels $3.7M in US Funding

Robert Norwood, a University of Arizona professor of optical sciences, has been awarded $3.7 million by the Department of Energy's Advance Research Programs Agency to make significant advances in the efficiency of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies. The agency, known as ARPA-E, selects technology development projects based on [...]

2017-09-26T00:43:08+00:00 26-09-2017|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , |

An entirely renewable energy future is possible

A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050. The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to [...]

Benban hosts Egypt’s largest solar power project

Egypt has invested millions to modernise and expand its power capacity and networks. The country has recently been focusing on the expansion of renewable energy projects to meet increasing power demand, diversify the national energy resources, and protect the environment. Although the country's average level of solar radiation throughout the [...]

2017-08-28T11:58:41+00:00 28-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |