solar thermal

Cubico refinances 100 MW of Spanish concentrated solar power

Renewables investor Cubico has achieved financial close on the refinancing of the Spanish Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, totalling 100MW. The refinancing of the 50MW projects, both located in Granada, was completed with two green loans. The green loans comply with the Green Loan [...]

Should Australia invest in Concentrated Solar Power rather than gas power?

Recently NSW announced that a gas power plant would be classed as critical infrastructure to speed up the planning process. This follows the Morrison government's policy that gas power is needed to transition away from coal to renewables, but that policy has met with criticism from those advocating a steady [...]

Absolicon, Ariya Fingery plan solar thermal field with Iberafrica Power in Nairobi

Ariya Finergy has signed a framework agreement with Absolicon to acquire and operate a robotised production line that manufactures Absolicon’s concentrating solar collector T160. The solar collectors have a 76% optical efficiency and produce heat and steam up to 160⁰ Celsius for industrial processes. The framework agreement contains requirements for [...]

Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal's present footprint on the global energy production [...]

Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion [...]

Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that [...]

Absolicon gets grant for solar thermal plant in Sweden

The Swedish Energy Agency has made a EUR-800,000 (USD 877,000) grant to Absolicon Solar Collector AB for what the latter says will be Europe’s largest solar thermal field for district heating with small concentrated parabolic troughs. Absolicon's founder Joakim Byström. Photographer: Lars Wahlström The project in question will be realised [...]

Applications Open for US DOE $9 Million Solar Thermal Desalination Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize, a competition to accelerate the development of systems that use solar-thermal energy to produce clean water from very-high-salinity water. “The U.S. has the technical knowledge, vision, and talent it takes to [...]

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Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the project, "the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the plant and maintain it in a tank storage system." The development of the Cerro Dominador thermosolar project met a new milestone: [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, the energy future of Spain?

New sun rays for solar thermal, the energy future of Spain? With 49 operational concentrating solar power plants totaling 2.3 gigawatts, Spain is a world leader in terms of production capacity with this renewable and also technologically. And this, despite the fact that the installed power has been stagnant [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, climate change and 5 sustainable development goals

Solar thermal energy is established as a key technology in accelerating the decarbonization of energy systems, both in terms of power generation and heat supply to industrial processes. At the conference you will learn how to decarbonize electricity production can be accelerated thanks to the renewable energy storage capacity [...]

Refractaris leads the construction of solar shields for concentrated solar power

In the world, Córdoba now begins to sound due to other temperatures, those generated in the furnaces and solar shields manufactured by the company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, and which has become an international benchmark in the energy sector and solar thermal technology. In recent years, 95 percent of [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]