storage

China’s Suunpower to incorporate EnergyNest thermal storage

Suunpower, a CSP developer and Engineering Procurement Contractor (EPC) , has signed a partnership agreement with Norway's EnergyNest to deploy thermal energy storage (TES) systems in China. Suunpower is involved in the construction of China's first 20 CSP projects for a total capacity of 1 GW. The EnergyNest TES [...]

Liquid storage of solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. Many consider [...]

2017-03-21T20:14:10+00:00 20-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

SaltX Energy Storage Technology – enabling continuous production from Concentrated Solar Power

An animation of continuous power production from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) used together with SaltX EnerStore. Solar thermal energy from CSP collectors is stored during daytime in EnerStore and used during night-time for power production. By this, continuous "day and night" power production, is made possible with a CSP [...]

South Australia energy minister offers hope for Concentrated Solar Power and storage

The threat of three state Liberal parties to unwind the renewable energy targets in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland has elicited an encouraging response from SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis about the attraction of solar thermal energy as a “dispatchable” energy source. The Liberal party in SA, led by [...]

Concentrated Solar Power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

A Renewable Energy Target which rewards all generated MWhs equally has driven the successful uptake of the cheapest technologies for creating MWhs – what a surprise! Building large LNG export plants connected to the East Coast gas system has pulled gas prices up to world parity – what a [...]

2017-02-07T11:02:18+00:00 07-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Integration of Concentrated Solar Power and liquid air energy storage

The University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne are offering this joint PhD co-funded by both institutions providing the opportunity to study alongside world-leading academics in Birmingham and Melbourne. Many forms of renewable energy supply are intermittent, relying on storage or backup to provide uninterrupted power. Concentrated Solar Power [...]

SolarReserve proposes 2 GW concentrated solar power plant with storage in Nevada

The Sandstone project would use molten salt concentrated solar power technology to generate power and provide energy storage capability. SolarReserve has not made a final decision, but is looking at sites in Nye County for the Sandstone Energy 10X project, which would sell power into the California market. There are [...]

EnergyNest redefines Energy Storage with HEATCRETE

The other day, China National Energy Administration has officially released the “Chinese 1 GW Demonstration Project Short List”. With total installed capacity of 1GW, this list comprises of 9 tower plants, 7 parabolic trough plants and 4 Fresnel plants. In addition to excitement among CSP industry insiders, if you think [...]

How to achieve US$63MWh in a Concentrated Solar Power tower project with storage

You wanted to know how SolarReserve managed to bid US$63MWh for a CSP tower project with thermal storage and here are the answers. Don´t worry, they didn´t forget to budget for the construction of the tower when they made their calculations. And nope, they didn´t have a silver bullet that [...]

Thermal Storage for Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Place: IMDEA Energy Institute Parque Tecnológico de Móstoles Avda. Ramón de la Sagra 3 28935 Móstoles, Madrid   Date: September 14th 2016 Description: One of the main advantages of solar thermal power plants (STE) against other renewable technologies is that they currently have commercial storage systems with large capacities. Nevertheless there is still [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:03+00:00 13-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power + Storage Can Be Cheaper Than Coal

A German – and formerly majority Australian owned – developer of concentrated solar power plants with molten salt storage says it can get the cost of electricity from a utility-scale version of its technology, with 15 hours of thermal energy storage, down to between 5 and 7 cents (US) per [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:14+00:00 14-05-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

Concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage for base load energy

South Africa should consider concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage for base load energy since it has the capacity to replace Eskom’s ageing coal-fired power stations. This is the message of Nandu Bhula, CEO of the Bokpoort CSP plant near Groblershoop in the Northern Cape. Bhula believes the performance of [...]