solar thermal

What does 2 GW of Concentrated Solar Power look like?

US company SolarReserve is currently the world leader in large scale solar tower and molten salt storage plants, and is still hopeful of having the opportunity of building the first in Australia. Australian-based development officer Daniel Thompson will be speaking at next week’s Large Scale Solar conference co-hosted by RenewEconomy [...]

Solar thermal energy to power remote potash mine in Western Australia

A remote West Australian potash miner has set itself an ambitious target to use concentrated solar thermal energy to power 70 per cent of its operation. The Perth-based company, Agrimin Limited, owns a sulphate of potash project on the WA-Northern Territory border at Lake Mackay, approximately 540 kilometres west [...]

2017-03-28T15:10:52+00:00 28-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Molten salt instead of thermal oil in Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough plants shall reduce the levelized electricity costs

An international consortium led by the DLR Institute of Solar Research, will build and operate a solar thermal molten salt parabolic trough test facility in Évora (Portugal). Members of the consortium are the German companies TSK Flagsol Engineering, eltherm, Yara, and Steinmüller Engineering, the South African energy provider Eskom [...]

Egypt to save $1tn through establishing Concentrated Solar Power plants by 2050

Solar energy expert Hany El-Nokrashy, a member of the advisory council formed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, spoke to Daily News Egypt about his five-year plan to attract foreign investment and the establishment of solar power plants in the coming period. What was the plan you presented to the [...]

China’s first molten salt concentrated solar pwer plant sends power to grid

China's first molten salt solar thermal power plant has started to send electricity to the grid, said the developer based in north China's Tianjin municipality on Sunday. Known as concentrated solar power, solar thermal energy is believed to be the next generation of solar energy, and an ideal green power [...]

GlassPoint Discusses its Gigawatt Solar Thermal Project at SolarPACES 2016

GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, recently participated in the SolarPACES 2016 Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi. GlassPoint took home the “Technology Innovation Award” for its enclosed trough technology, which is being deployed at gigawatt scale on an oilfield in the Oman [...]

Lark Energy nets patent for new concentrated solar power technology

Lark Energy has secured a UK patent for a new renewable solar thermal technology to create steam for industrial processes. The technology uses a Fresnel lens to concentrate solar irradiation, which in turn heats tubes containing water. The resulting steam is then collected for use in applications that would otherwise [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:02+00:00 26-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Solar Impulse 2 soars over Gemasolar, Sener’s Solar Thermal Plant in Seville

Shortly after taking off from Seville, Spain en route to Cairo, Egypt, Solar Impulse 2 flew directly over the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant, a highly advanced facility run by Torresol Energy, a joint venture between Masdar and Sener. The 20-megawatt plant is the world’s first utility-scale solar power plant to combine [...]

CSIRO’s solar thermal air-con providing cool air for shopping centre

Operating at Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat, Victoria, the system uses concentrating solar thermal technology to produce heat energy used to power the air conditioning system. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided $520,000 to support the $1.2 million project, jointly managed by CSIRO with Stockland Group and NEP [...]

AGENEX coordinates a European network to certify workers from solar thermal plants

The European Commission has approved the proposal submitted by Agenex to create a European Operator Certification for Solar Fields. During the years 2016-2018, Agenex will coordinate 16 national and international institutions for the creation of a European platform for training and certification of  solar field operators. The network will have [...]

Sempra Utility To Continue Contract With New Concentrated Solar Power Project Owner

AES Solar, a joint venture owned by utility AES and private equity firm Riverston Holdings LLC, said Wednesday that it acquired the 709-megawatt solar-thermal power project from Tessera Solar.