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World Bank approves US$125 million financing for second Moroccan PV and Concentrated Solar Power complex NOOR Midelt

The World Bank will provide US$125 million in additional financing for the Noor-Midelt 1 and II plants, which include a combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) and PV. The additional financing for the projects, which are set to have a capacity of 600-800MW, includes US$25 million from the Clean [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power contributed 2.7% in Spain in May

Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May: wind 17.2%, solar thermal 2.7% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Generation of the month of May 2018 The peninsular demand for electric power in May is estimated at 20,044 GWh, 1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If [...]

EDF talk on Morocco 800 MW NOOR Midelt Concentrated Solar Power+PV hybrid solar project

The Noor Midelt project is one of the initiatives under the Noor Solar Plan, which aims at producing a total capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020. The first phase of Noor Midelt is expected to consist of two 400MW hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants. For each [...]

2018-05-22T12:04:24+00:00 22-05-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , |

NOORo 580MW CSP+PV concentrated solar power complex: Site visit open

Morocco NOOR Ouarzazate (NOORo) Solar complex is comprised of three concentrated solar power plants 160MW parabolic trough NOORo1, 200MW power tower NOORo2 and 150MW parabolic trough NOORo3, and one PV plant 70MW NOORo4.Once fully completed in October this year, it will be world largest solar power and CSP project complex. [...]

SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta concentrated solar power tower

US solar company SolarReserve has sought approval to add a 70MW solar PV farm to the world leading solar tower and molten salt storage facility proposed for Port Augusta in South Australia. The plans for the additional solar PV are revealed in a development application to the South Australia Planning [...]

South Africa urged to consider Concentrated Solar Power -PV blend to lower cost of dispatchable solar generation

International technology and infrastructure group Abengoa, which has developed a portfolio of three concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa, believes blending CSP with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is the logical next step for lowering CSP costs, while also producing dispatchable solar power. The Spanish group recently completed construction [...]

DOE announces $105.5 million in funding to advance solar energy technologies

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar PV and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, [...]

2018-04-17T14:18:37+00:00 17-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Saudi Arabia to become major solar power exporter under new plan

The Saudi solar initiative will diversify the national economy and stimulate investment in non-oil industries. The project will also reduce solar power production costs and create employment opportunities, with up to 100,000 jobs in solar power schemes alone. Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to transform its solar power production, [...]

2018-04-02T19:42:43+00:00 31-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Libya plans 300 MW in Concentrated Solar Power and PV projects

Libya’s Misurata Free Zone (MFZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with consultancy iQ Power to develop integrated CSP and PV projects with up to 300 MW total capacity. MFZ, the first free trade zone established on Libyan territory, has shown its desire to develop a solar energy industry, [...]

2018-03-22T13:34:47+00:00 20-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]