solar thermal

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) [...]

Amper wins a concentrated solar power contract with Shanghai Electric Group in Dubai

Shanghai Electric Group has awarded Nervión Industries, a subsidiary of the Amper Group, the construction of salt storage tanks for a solar thermal power plant in Dubai for 13 million dollars (about 11.77 million euros). In a relevant fact referred to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the company [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Quietly Makes a Comeback

CSP’s costs are dropping as the market gains steam in the Middle East and China. Can this once-promising technology regain its mojo? Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming [...]

Acciona-Abengoa consortium celebrates international workers’ day at the Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The day, which was celebrated on 1 May, recognised the important health and safety work carried out on the project, as well as those workers whose contribution has helped to bring about greater safety on the project. The consortium formed by ACCIONA and Abengoa to construct the Cerro Dominador solar-thermal [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power will pass in Spain from 2,300 MW to 7,303 MW in 2030

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan foresees that wind energy will go from an installed power of 22,925 MW in 2015 to 50,528 MW in 2030, and solar photovoltaic from 4,854 MW to 36,882 MW, while concentrated solar power goes from 2,300 MW to 7,303 MW. The National [...]

Fraunhofer ISE Develops Solutions for Optimized Water Use in Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Particularly in regions lacking water, innovative water saving solutions for cooling and mirror cleaning are needed to significantly reduce the water consumption of solar thermal power plants.In the MinWaterCSP project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE worked together with its partners on several approaches to reduce the [...]

SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology [...]

Evolution of concentrated solar power technology

On the occasion of the recent acquisition by Grupo T-Solar of two Solar Thermal power plants with parabolic trough technology, which represents an aggregation of 100 new MW of management, we started an examination of this other type of solar energy. SOME ASPECTS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY SO THE COMPANY BETS [...]

A low-cost method for solar-thermal conversion that’s simpler and greener

Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and at Stanford University, have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost “dip and dry” method for fabricating a highly efficient selective solar absorber (SSA) [...]

2017-09-01T11:32:24+00:0001-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

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+00:0028-03-2017|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 [...]