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SunCan Dunhuang 100 MW concentrated solar power tower project to operate by Aug. 2018

10 months have passed since China government launched the first batch of 20 CSP pilot projects announced last September. As the first molten salt tower plant starting construction, SunCan Dunhuang 2nd Phase 100MW molten salt tower CSP plant catches the eyes of CSP industry players. Mr. Huang Wenbo, Vice President [...]

Dubai 200MW Concentrated Solar Power tower plant receives lowest bid of 9.45 cents/kWh

Dubai 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower project, as The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced, received bids from four consortiums yesterday on June 5. The project witnessed the lowest price of USD 9.45 cents/kWh, which was submitted by ACWA consortium, nearly 40% below the previous world-record [...]

2017-06-06T15:16:35+00:00 06-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Dubai set for ‘aggressive pricing’ on first Concentrated Solar Power tower plant

Dubai's 200 MW CSP tender framework offers potential cost savings from engineering through to operations and new entrants from China could help lower prices, Inaki Perez, Solar Team Leader at Mott MacDonald, DEWA's Technical Advisor, said at the MENA New Energy 2017 conference. In July, the Dubai Electricity and [...]

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 [...]