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Atlantica opts to buy out tax equity investor in Solana Concentrated Solar Power plant

Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure has exercised its right to buy out the tax equity investor in the 280-MW Solana concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Arizona. The company says in its financial report for the second quarter of 2020 that it made use of the option on July 17. It [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power plant owner wants project back online by year’s end

The owners of the remnants of developer SolarReserve and the Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power project, Tonopah Solar Energy and Cobra Energy, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The ill-fated project is the 110-MW [...]

US Department of Energy Funds New Solar Business Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will award $12.3 million to 11 small solar companies from 9 states as part of DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. These new projects are part of the second phase of the programs, [...]

2020-07-15T11:03:54+00:0015-07-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

U.S. unveils global Concentrated Solar Power learnings

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published June 12 the world's first global best practice report for Concentrated Solar Power plants. The report sets out recommendations to improve the performance and reliability of Concentrating Solar Power tower and trough plants, using feedback from 80% of global CSP capacity. [...]

Applications Open for US DOE $9 Million Solar Thermal Desalination Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize, a competition to accelerate the development of systems that use solar-thermal energy to produce clean water from very-high-salinity water. “The U.S. has the technical knowledge, vision, and talent it takes to [...]

2020-04-29T14:35:27+00:0029-04-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

DOE Announces $125.5 Million in New Funding for Solar Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $125.5 million in new funding to advance solar technology research. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE continues to advance research and development of solar technologies that reduce the cost of solar, [...]

NREL Secures 21 Awards to Further Concentrated Solar Power and PV Research

On November 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office awarded $128 million to 75 new projects that will advance solar technologies in five major areas. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) earned a major portion of this funding—nearly $20 million. Each innovative project will work [...]

2020-01-16T12:24:01+00:0016-01-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

Can concentrated solar power act as energy storage? DOE wants to know more

The Department of Energy has issued a formal request for information on methods to allow concentrated solar power (CSP) to commercially deploy as cost-competitive energy storage by generating electricity through turbines running on supercritical carbon dioxide, rather than the steam-driven generators used in many existing CSP facilities. CSP has struggled [...]

How to Commercialize sCO2 With Concentrated Solar Power?

The goal of this RFI is to assess how we can accelerate the commercialization of sCO2 integration with CSP. Today, the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a new request for information (RFI) about the integration of advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles and thermal energy storage with concentrating [...]

2019-11-13T09:16:16+00:0013-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost [...]

Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the United States will host the world’s biggest conference on concentrating solar power (CSP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In October 2020, SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), a program of the International Energy Agency, will bring together researchers from around the [...]

Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

Atlantica Yield has signed the purchase of 100 percent of ASI Operations to Abengoa, the company that provides the operation and maintenance services of the Solana and Mojave concentrated solar power plants in the United States. The amount of this transaction, sealed on July 30, is [...]

UC Davis Selected to Receive $2.2 Million Award to Advance Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Researchers will develop innovative additively-manufactured heat exchangers for Solar Thermal Power Generation. The University of California, Davis was selected to receive a $2.2 million dollar award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar technologies. UC Davis will advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) [...]

2019-07-11T16:23:34+00:0011-07-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |