solar power

Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity. New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion – which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces – could one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean [...]

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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 [...]

Desert Concentrated Solar Power plants’ electricity production improves

The Concentrated Solar Power plants that began operating early last year in the deserts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties are becoming more productive with practice. In fact, two of the plants, the Desert Sunlight and Genesis projects in eastern Riverside County, produced more electricity than expected during a one-year [...]

The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for renewable energy investment

The largest projects to be financed in Q3 this year included solar thermal electricity generation, or Concentrated Solar Power, plants in China, Israel and South Africa. Worldwide investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies totalled $70bn in the third quarter of 2015, just 1% below the equivalent figure a year [...]

Low Iron Glass for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market at $355 Million Is Expected to Reach $11.3 Billion by 2020

Low iron glass CSP represents 3% of the world glass production. Markets at $355 million in 2013 are expected to reach $11.3 billion by 2020. Growth is expected to achieve 15% of total low iron glass at glass production in 2020, i.e. the same level as automotive glass. A new [...]

Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

Solar energy could reach 70 GW, including concentrated solar power (CSP) plants that will have a huge role specifically in North Africa. The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by [...]

Storage will shape the future of concentrated solar power

After enjoying great fanfare last decade, concentrated solar power has gone out of vogue lately in the power sector, eclipsed by the rapid cost declines and proliferation of photovoltaic systems. But while the technology remains more expensive than PV in head-to-head comparisons of PPA price, a slate of new projects [...]