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Energy 101: Concentrated Solar Power

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs [...]

2017-07-31T15:06:27+00:00 31-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Nevada concentrated solar power plant back online after eight-month outage

A first-of-its-kind solar plant in Central Nevada is back online and generating power after being down for repairs for eight months. The Crescent Dunes power plant, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas, returned to service July 12 and is delivering renewable energy to customers in Nevada, even at night, according [...]

DOE awards $46 million for solar tech-to-market research projects

SunPower, Stion, SolarReserve, UtilityAPI, EnergySage and others win funds to advance solar innovation, as agency faces cuts under Trump budget. The $46.2 million in grant money comes from the DOE's Sunshot Initiative, a national effort in support of adopting solar energy and making it more affordable to all Americans [...]

2017-07-14T06:44:47+00:00 14-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 in California

Renewable energy sources provided 238,489 MWh of power to California's grid on May 16, representing a record-high 40% of total daily power demand, data from CAISO, California's grid operator, showed. CSP plants provided 3,093 MWh on May 16 and peak CSP output was 365 MW at 11:36 am. California's [...]

2017-05-31T16:22:04+00:00 31-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

SunShot Concentrated Solar Power Research Showcased in Science Magazine

Science magazine, an internationally renowned journal for scientific research, features SunShot Initiative concentrating solar power (CSP) research in its late spring edition. The article highlights the use of carbon dioxide in CSP plant power cycles and the dramatic improvements that can be made in plant efficiency while cutting costs. [...]

2017-05-27T15:00:25+00:00 27-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Concentrated Solar Power Technologies Impacting Industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce power when needed—even when the sun isn’t shining. The [...]

Exploring Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power

This month the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station enters its fourth year of producing clean energy for California’s electricity grid. The sprawling site, located in California’s Mojave Desert, spans 3,500 acres and features one of the world’s most innovative and fascinating power production facilities. For Ivanpah’s third anniversary, we [...]

Trump’s advisers want to freeze DOE loan program

President Donald Trump’s advisers have recommended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) freezes a loan program that supported the construction of renewable energy and nuclear power plants, including NRG Energy's 392 MW Ivanpah plant in California, Bloomberg reported February 8. Trump's transition team has called for a halt to new [...]

2017-02-10T11:10:45+00:00 08-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Ivanpah, world’s biggest Concentrated Solar Power plant, is making enough power

The world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant is finally producing enough electricity. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Southern California initially failed to meet contractual obligations, and a yearlong forbearance deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expired Wednesday. After fine-tuning the complex facility that uses 170,000 mirrors, output [...]

2017-02-02T22:42:20+00:00 02-02-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , |

Nevada’s Concentrated Solar Power plant: the next generation of solar energy technology?

In Nevada desert, the Crescent Dunes represent the latest technology for solar power plants. The solar power plant is not composed of photovoltaic panels like the ones that are installed on rooftops and in usual solar farms, but they are multifaceted mirrors made of glass, which follow the course [...]

SolarReserve’s giant Concentrated Solar Power project in Nevada

The Sandstone project would see up to 10 solar towers built in Nevada for a total capacity of 2 GW. U.S. CSP developers must respond to regional market needs to ensure utilities recognize the value of thermal energy storage in utility offtake contracts, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP [...]

World’s largest concentrated solar power plant could be coming to Nevada

While thermal solar power plants have had a bit of trouble catching on in the US, solar energy company SolarReserve is hoping to change that. The company recently announced it’s hoping to build a 2,000 megawatt facility in Nevada called Sandstone. With a planned 10 towers and more than 100,000 [...]

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 [...]