solar energy

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 — [...]

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 [...]

A solar initiative will help southern Africa shine

Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed electricity in countries all over the world. In sunny southern Africa, however, a historic lack of public-private partnerships outside of South Africa and, until recently, Zambia, to develop such [...]

EU Call for Proposals: Solar Energy in Industrial Processes

The potential of applying solar energy for industrial purposes is still largely untapped. Using solar energy to provide the heat or cooling necessary to industrial processes that need high reliability and high quality heat and cooling and continuous operation requires innovative advances in solar energy technology. Also, industrial processes might [...]

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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]

Field of mirrors in Gobi Desert helps generate concentrated solar power

A pilot project in the Gobi Desert that generates energy out concentrated solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area, is the first of its kind of China and breaks a number of records in Asia, in terms of [...]

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power is essential in the energy transition

The solar thermal is the most competitive alternative to generate electricity from the sun, complementing the photovoltaic and avoiding CO2 emissions. The new solar power must be a combination of photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal to overcome the EU's objectives of renewable and decarbonisation by 2030, with a cost of [...]

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+00:0024-10-2017|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Middle East and North Africa plans $200bn investment in renewable energy

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is embarking on a massive programme to develop renewable energy, that will require more than $200 billion in investment, a report said. More than 67GW of clean energy projects at various stages of the design and study stage, according to Renewable [...]

Solar Power Industry in the Philippines

In this article, I will discuss and explain the advantages and potential business opportunities of solar energy in the Philippines. There has been a general expansion in solar power generation in Asia as opposed to Europe and the rest of the world, and ASEAN countries, including the Philippines have a [...]

2017-07-07T08:18:51+00:0007-07-2017|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

Using sulfur to store Concentrated Solar Power

An international group of researchers, coordinated by the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR; Cologne, Germany; www.dlr.de), is developing a sulfur-based storage system for solar power. Large-scale chemical storage of solar power and its overnight use as a fuel are to be achieved by [...]