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Concentrated Solar Power capacity is forecast to grow by 87%, or 4.3 GW, in 2018-2023

Global Concentrated Solar Power capacity is forecast to grow by 87%, or 4.3 GW, in 2018-2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Renewables 2018 report published in October. This represents 32% faster growth than in 2012-2017. This baseline scenario includes 1.9 GW of new capacity in China, 1 [...]

China concentrated solar power pilot projects’ development

The year of 2018 witnessed the rapid growth of concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in China. Three demonstration CSP projects with the total capacity of 200MW were completed and connected to the grid, arming China with 3 large-scale commercial CSP plants in operation in one year: CGN Delingha 50MW [...]

Field of mirrors in Gobi Desert helps generate concentrated solar power

A pilot project in the Gobi Desert that generates energy out concentrated solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area, is the first of its kind of China and breaks a number of records in Asia, in terms of [...]

2018, the year in which the Concentrated Solar Power returned to shine

We say goodbye to a very important year for the Concentrated Solar Power sector that will constitute that point of support for the lever that drives the accelerated deployment of this technology worldwide (also in Spain!). This year, large commercial solar thermal projects have priced the combined cycle plants [...]

Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of [...]

Abengoa will collaborate with Acwa and the Chinese SEC and ICBC in concentrated solar power projects

Abengoa has signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi energy company Acwa Power, the Commercial and Industrial Bank of China (ICBC) and Shanghai Electric (SEC), with which it has already carried out the execution of a solar field in Dubai, for collaborate in future energy projects. The declaration of [...]

The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and [...]

Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, [...]

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 [...]

Reliance commissions 100 MW concentrated solar power plant in Rajasthan, India

It is the second plant in India to use concentrated solar power technology. Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy, a subsidiary of Reliance Power, has commissioned its 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. The plant is the largest plant based on the linear fresnel technology. The 100 MW CSP plant [...]

Iberdrola Sells Its Concentrated Solar Power Plant In Spain

Iberdrola S.A. (IBDSF.PK) agreed Friday to sell its solar thermal power plant in Spain to Ence Energía, which involves the sale of 90% of the shares in Iberdrola Energía Solar de Puertollano, S.A., the company which owns the 50-megawatt (MW) solar thermal generation unit. The transaction amounts to 181.1 million [...]

DLR innovation QFly receives the SolarPACES Technology Award

The SolarPACES Technology Award 2018 has gone to the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the DLR start-up CSP Services for QFly, an airborne system for the quality assessment of concentrated solar power plants. Over 500 people attended the annual conference held by the SolarPACES network of researchers in Casablanca [...]

Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup. The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different [...]