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NREL Secures 21 Awards to Further Concentrated Solar Power and PV Research

On November 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office awarded $128 million to 75 new projects that will advance solar technologies in five major areas. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) earned a major portion of this funding—nearly $20 million. Each innovative project will work [...]

2020-01-16T12:24:01+00:0016-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

Hybrid Solar-Energy–Harvesting Device Enables Uninterrupted Power

Integrated system simultaneously harvests and stores concentrated solar power with low losses for 24/7 power under all conditions. Researchers at the University of Houston have designed a device that efficiently captures solar energy and stores it for use by applications for the internet of things (IoT) and industrial IoT. Unlike [...]

Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power

The 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy, which builds on previous strategies, emphasises the importance of renewable energy. Egypt intends to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20% by 2022 and 42% by 2035. Hafez Salmawi, former managing director of the Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory [...]

2019-12-18T14:41:27+00:0018-12-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría|Etiquetas: , , , , |

EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €45 million loan for the construction of the Noor Midelt I hybrid concentrated solar power + PV plant. It will have a capacity of 800 MW. New funds have recently been allocated to the development of the Noor [...]

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost [...]

Sahara sun could ensure cleaner future

Harnessing the powerful sunlight over the Sahara Desert could provide renewable energy that reduces carbon emissions and provides fresh economic value to the largely deserted area, analysts said. As global energy demand increases, scientists are looking more seriously at how to convert the scorching heat of the Sahara — [...]

Masen has extended the tender for the Noor Midelt II concentrated solar power project to October 2019

The Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency (Masen) has extended the deadline for the tender for the Noor Midelt II solar project to October 2019. The closing date for the call for expressions of interest was initially set at 16 September 2019. Independent power producers (IPPs) who are interested in the call [...]

2019-10-09T15:13:21+00:0009-10-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

New trans-Africa Concentrated Solar Power, PV plan tests regional scaling skills

A 4.5 GW solar build plan proposed by multilaterals and governments in Botswana and Namibia will present significant scaling challenges, requiring clear political momentum and a ramped tendering and development process, regional experts told New Energy Update. In August, the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Energy unveiled a [...]

Fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is first CBI certified Renewable Energy Project financing in GCC

CBI is a reputable international non-profit organization solely working towards mobilizing and facilitating climate change solutions through the $100 trillion bond market and "green loan" issuances. The fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park – Noor Energy 1 – has become the first project in the [...]

DEWA reviews construction of 4th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inspected the construction of the 4th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world. Based on the Independent Power Producer [...]

Innovations and technologies disrupting the solar power industry

The field of solar energy is continuously undergoing innovation and discoveries. As we move towards a more eco-friendly future, the pioneers in this field are looking for more and more affordable solutions to harness its potential to the highest. In the past few years itself, we have seen a [...]

2019-09-19T19:28:21+00:0019-09-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Morocco Lights the Way to More Solar Power Production

More than a third of Morocco’s electricity production capacity comes from renewable sources: Hydro, wind energy, and solar. But after counting imports, Morocco uses far more fossil fuels than renewables. If you drive east of Marrakech for several hours on the N9 highway, ascending into the High Atlas Mountains [...]

AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That [...]