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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: , , , |

The race to harness the solar power

Some may feel that the current trend in oil prices means we can slow the adoption of renewable energy in the near-term. But nothing is further from the truth. Our oil and gas resources are finite. Meanwhile, the deadline to deal with the interconnected challenges posed by greenhouse gas emissions [...]

A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

Today REN21 published the most comprehensiveannual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world. 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating [...]

PV and CSP installations to drive the global solar tracker market size to USD 7.54 billion by 2023

Solar tracker market size was calculated at 8.8 GW in 2015, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Growth in energy conservation techniques coupled with preference for renewable power generation sources may boost industry demand. Global solar tracker market size is set to register USD 7.54 [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:16+00:00 03-05-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Oman to float tender for solar power project

A procurement tender for a large-scale solar energy project in Oman is set to be floated this year. The two locations in Dakhiliyah Governorate - Adam and Manah - have been identified as prospective sites for the establishment of a grid-connected large-scale renewable energy scheme based on a combination of [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:19+00:00 30-03-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

China’s goal: 10 GW Concentrated Solar Power in 2020

CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) is growing in China. Before, China experimented with two small-scale CSP-plants operational. Right now, China is building seven CSP plants and again zeven in the near future.  China’s National Energy Administration did proposals for a green future including 3 objectives: for PV for CSP and for [...]

Morocco lunches tender for 400 MW solar power project

Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has launched a new international tender for a large-scale solar power project, confirming the North African country’s resolve to become a green-power leader. The project will have a total installed capacity of 400 MW and will include systems based on solar photovoltaic as well [...]