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Concentrated Solar Power tower installation costs drop on heliostat innovations, pre-assembly

Innovative heliostat designs, smart software, and pre-assembly installation methods are cutting material and labor costs while competitive tenders are pressuring supply margins, industry experts said. The estimated levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of CSP plants fell from around $210/MWh in 2010 to $120/MWh in 2015, according to the U.S. Department [...]

2017-03-08T21:38:08+00:00 08-03-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Israel builds the world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a [...]

China SunCan 10 MW MS Tower Concentrated Solar Power this December

Invested and developed by Beijing Shouhang IHW Resources Saving Technology Co., Ltd (SunCan, its CSP co-compnay), SunCan Dunhuang 10MW molten salt tower CSP plant comes to commissioning stage, and will get on to grid and operate very soon by the end of this year. As reported by CSP Focus earlier, [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:41+00:00 29-11-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

How concentrated solar power towers generate electricity at night

One of the biggest issues facing renewable energy has been generating power during periods of unfavourable weather or time of day. On a windless night, for instance, neither solar panels nor wind turbines can produce energy. This is where solar power towers shine. They capture the sun’s energy during the [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:53+00:00 21-09-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility in Nevada is the first utility-scale concentrated solar plant that can provide electricity whenever it's needed most, even after dark.   Deep in the Nevada desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, a lone white tower stands 195 meters tall, gleaming like a [...]

SolarReserve & BrightSource to talk about CSP innovation

As known to all CSP industry players SolarReserve and BrightSource Energy are among the leading CSP Tower technology and project development in America. SolarReserve is enjoying the first year successful operation of their 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant. At the same time, Brightsource is busy with their new CSP [...]

Innovations are Key to Record High Concentrated Solar Power Tower in Israel

Construction is set to begin this month on the world’s tallest solar tower—a 787-ft-high structure in Israel’s Negev desert that will supply 1% of the country’s power. Surrounded by 50,600 sun-tracking heliostats over 3.15 square kilometers, the tower will provide 121 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) at the Ashalim [...]

Concentrated solar power tower in the Australian desert reaches full 127m height

With the final tower sections in place, Aalborg CSP in collaboration with John Holland has reached a major milestone in the construction of a globally-unique integrated solar energy system. More than 23,000 mirrors will soon harvest and reflect the sunrays onto the top of this solar tower to enable sustainable [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power Tower Is Online

SolarReserve’s breakthrough Crescent Dunes solar tower with thermal storage has successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity. With this milestone achieved, the CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) project has now passed the necessary test to begin full commercial operation under its 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NV Energy to [...]

Stellio heliostat set to cut Concentrated Solar Power tower costs by 20%

Heliostat fields typically contribute about 50% of the capital investment for CSP tower plants, according to a study by SBP Sonne, the German engineering firm which has developed the Stellio heliostat design. Solar power towers are set to play an increasingly dominant role in the CSP landscape. Some 487 MW [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:26+00:00 13-01-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Desert tower raises Chile’s concentrated solar power ambition

Rising more than 200 metres above the vast, deserted plains of the Atacama desert, the second tallest building in Chile sits in such a remote location that it looks, from a distance, like the sanctuary of a reclusive prophet, a temple to ancient gods or the giant folly of a [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:27+00:00 22-12-2015|Categories: NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Energy-dense storage system set to raise tower efficiency

Southern Research plans to commission by October 2017 a 1 MWh(th) energy storage demonstration unit using its high temperature thermochemical technology, following a recent funding boost from the US Department of Energy. The Alabama-based developer was one of 14 research groups which were awarded in September a combined $32 million from the [...]