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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
German glass maker Schott expects preliminary bids for a majority stake in its concentrated solar thermal unit within the next two weeks.
Qatar is considering setting up concentrated solar power plants, according to top officials at Qatar Petroleum (QP).
Thrice as large as conventional dish designs, the concentrated solar energy collection area is spread over 320 square meters and is about 75 ft in diameter.