Positive changes taking place in China Concentrated Solar Power industry

At the beginning of February, Huafeng Energy, one of China leading energy project developers, signed MoU with Akesai government to jointly develop concentrated solar power (CSP) project with total capacity of 1 GW. Mr. Hemei Qiu, General Manager and Mr. Zhiqiang Dong, Deputy General Manager of Huafeng Energy CSP Business [...]

Concentrated Solar Power sets a historic generation record in 2017 in Spain

The solar thermal plant has also reached a record of contribution to the energy mix, reaching 2.2% of the total electricity generation in Spain and has significantly increased its efficiency by boosting demand coverage above 10% in specific hourly periods. Solar thermal energy has increased its production of electricity [...]

The concentrated solar power (CSP) generated 2.2% of electricity in Spain in 2017

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for [...]

RioHuan Concentrated Solar Power Ready to Serve Its Chinese Customers

First Mirrors Rolling Off the Production Line in Hohhot. RioHuan, the Joint Venture between market leader Rioglass Solar and Tianjin Zhonghuan Electronics and Information Group Co., Ltd. (TZG), the manufacturer of high-end solar receivers and mirrors for Concentrated Solar Power and Concentrated Photovoltaic applications in the Chinese market, officially [...]

GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the [...]

The concentrated solar power is the renewable alternative that can be managed for the energy transition

Solar thermal power plants already offer below 6 cents per kWh.  CSP Today, with the collaboration of Protermosolar and ESTELA, organizes the XI International Summit of Thermoelectric Solar Concentration, an event of the concentrated solar power sector, which takes place in Seville today and tomorrow. The president of Protermosolar and [...]

Save the largest concentrated solar power research center in Spain, Plataforma Solar de Almería

The Solar Platform of Almería (PSA) is the most important research center in the world in solar thermal concentration technologies, leading international projects and initiatives promoted and supported by the European Union. The PSA is cataloged in Spain as a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) and at European [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs

Every day our power needs fluctuate causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they crank up the heat. Either way, grid operators must find [...]

The concentrated solar power could contribute to decarbonise the Spanish industry

Half of the energy needs in Europe are destined to heat and cold needs, both residential and industrial. More than 65% of these industrial needs in Spain are covered by fossil fuels. Concentrated solar energy saves costs and reduces emissions. The Concentra Solar Technology Platform, financed by the Ministry of [...]

Harnessing the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Congratulations to the UAE and Dubai for a great leap forward to provide clean solar energy for development and save hydrocarbon resources for exports. Dubai in a couple of years will not only have the next tallest building in the world but also the world’s largest concentrated solar power [...]

UAE’s push on concentrated solar power should open eyes across world

The UAE is getting used to setting solar energy records. Dubai’s latest project, awarded last Saturday, follows this pattern. But, as a leap forward in a different type of solar power plant, it has important implications for renewable energy across the region. A joint venture of Saudi Arabia’s Acwa, already [...]

Solar energy to contribute 8% of UAE electric power by 2026

The UAE’s solar energy sector is witnessing steady growth and is expected to account for almost 8 percent of total power capacity by 2026, according to new research. On September 16, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced it had awarded the development of 700MW (megawatt) of concentrated solar power [...]

ACWA Power scales up tower-trough design to set record-low Concentrated Solar Power price

The giant 700 MW project in Dubai will combine tower and trough technologies and use scale and local infrastructure synergies to set a new benchmark price of $73/MWh for CSP with storage, Andrea Lovato, ACWA Power's Executive Director of Business Development, told New Energy Update. ACWA Power will use learnings [...]