In 2015, PG&E customers received about 97% of Ivanpah’s contracted electrons, which is a massive improvement over its first year. But this raises a question: Source: SEC/EIA data Unit 1, Unit 3 What exactly were the engineering challenges at Ivanpah – and why did they take a year to solve? To find out, I spoke with engineering experts at NRG, [...]
Nevada's governor, the premier of Italy and the director of the U.S. Energy Department's renewable energy labs on Tuesday formally dedicated the final piece of the only hybrid power plant in the world producing renewable energy by combining geothermal with two kinds of solar power. The Stillwater Hybrid Power Plant [...]
Crescent Dunes Solar Energy, a 110 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) electricity plant, began full operation in February, according to its press release. Crescent Dunes uses an energy storage system that developers expect will be able to store enough thermal energy to generate electricity for up to 10 hours [...]
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 [...]
The Concentrated Solar Power plants that began operating early last year in the deserts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties are becoming more productive with practice. In fact, two of the plants, the Desert Sunlight and Genesis projects in eastern Riverside County, produced more electricity than expected during a one-year [...]
On 8th Sep, 2015, at the 63th floor of Park Hyatt, Beijing. As the hotel’s world top fine positioning, America-based SolarReserve is committed to globalizing the industry pioneer’s world-class molten salt storage tower CSP technology to mass commercialization. Shrouded by haze, that environment seemed “relatively appropriate” to talk about Solar [...]
The new ITC proposal has been presented by Amit Ronen, who strategized the 8-year extension of the ITC in 2008 when he was Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Maria Cantwell.
Since late 2013, four Concentrated Solar Power operations have begun operating in the deserts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Reducing the cost of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-generated electricity, however, requires improving the efficiency of this conversion.
California’s First Concentrated Solar Power Desalination Plant to Bring Freshwater to the Central Valley
The HydroRevolutionSM plant will be an expansion of the demonstration plant operated by WaterFX™ in the Panoche District in 2013.
Costs are declining, a large variety of technologies are under development, and thermal energy storage (TES) is becoming increasingly important
Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power Production Up 170% in 2015, An Open Letter to the Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has returned attention to the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the $2.2 billion Department of Energy-backed concentrated solar power plant.
The Solana Concentrated Solar Power plant near Gila Bend has turned in a weak performance in its first year-and-a-half in operation, but officials say it's about to show a dramatic improvement.