solar energy

New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy resource data is available for download to all for free.  This past May, IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy unveiled a new feature that allows users to download renewable resource data from selected datasets for offline analysis.  Up to now, only data from [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:56+00:00 18-08-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Concentrated solar power (CSP) gets a major boost in China

Solar energy has been growing aggressively throughout the world. The majority of this growth is being seen in the photovoltaic solar panel sector, which accounts for the majority of the solar market currently. There is another form of solar power that is gaining momentum, however. Concentrated solar power systems is [...]

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 [...]

Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power could soon be bidding on Concentrated Solar Power projects

On May 1, turning the sun’s rays into energy became cheaper than burning coal, oil or natural gas. Bids to build and operate a mega solar power plant for the government of Dubai were stunningly low, with the winning bid of 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour belonging to Masdar, a [...]

The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining

Recently Sandfire Resources, a gold and copper producer based in Western Australia, announced its new solar power plant will soon start powering its DeGrussa mine. By replacing diesel power, the 10-megawatt power station, with 34,000 panels and lithium storage batteries, is expected to reduce the mine’s carbon emissions by 15%. [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:06+00:00 01-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030. The DEWA said the projects aim to raise the total power output to 25 per cent. In order to realise the ambitious projects, DEWA has submitted proposals to international CSP [...]

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 [...]

Linear Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power System Inaugurated in Cyprus

The Cyprus Institute’s Linear Fresnel Solar Energy System for Built Environment of the Novel Technologies Laboratory (NTL) building was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Harris Georgiades, on April 11. The Minister in his address stressed that research and innovation can and should have a very important role in a new economic [...]

Process heat for industry – use of solar energy depends on temperature requirements

The heating sector is playing a crucial role in the sustainable transformation of the energy system. The production of heat for industry, households, business and service providers accounts for nearly half of the total energy consumption in the European Union. Industry needs more than a third of that amount, mostly [...]

Masdar Institute Research Successfully Proves UAE Desert Sand Can Store Solar Energy Up To 1000ºC

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:27+00:00 29-12-2015|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Saudi Arabia Takes the Lead in Regional Shift to Solar Power

After years of hesitation and having observed several countries successfully choosing to invest in solar power, Saudi Arabia is finally willing to invest over USD 100 billion in solar technologies. From Saudi Arabia’s deserts should soon rise the most powerful solar plants in the world in the coming years. TechSci [...]

PV firms into China Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) set to boost funding, cut tech costs

United PV’s recently awarded 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in China signals a new movement of PV developers into the CSP market, building on gains made in an increasingly crowded PV sector and bringing investment and potential technology improvements to CSP projects, industry sources said. United PV Group [...]

Aalborg CSP begins construction of the world’s first Integrated Energy System based on Concentrated Solar Power

Aalborg CSP, leading developer and supplier of innovative renewable systems and technologies has begun construction of the world’s first Integrated Energy System based on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to holistically satisfy multiple energy needs of Sundrop Farms’ greenhouses in the South Australian desert. In the first phase, a 51,500m² solar [...]