Water

ENEXIO presents innovative cooling technology at North Africa Renewable Energy Summit

People who have to survive years of drought would certainly appreciate some of the rainfall that other regions of the world receive or in general to have more water resources available. That’s why ENEXIO and 12 further organizations are partnering within MinWaterCSP to develop customized, reliable and sustainable solutions [...]

The challenges and potential rewards of transitioning to concentrated solar power to desalinate seawater

Freshwater shortages are projected to increase in our hotter and more crowded future. Already, 150 countries desalinate seawater, using fossil fuels. But supplying an ever-increasing basic need with non-renewable fuels creates a growing threat, according to Dr. Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla, who heads up SolarPACES Task VI at the Solar Desalination Unit [...]

Innovative solutions on the reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a promising electricity generation technology full of growing potential. However, traditional wet-cooled CSP plants often consume a large amount of water which especially causes a challenge in arid areas where water resources are scarce. The International Conference on “Reduction of water consumption in CSP plants” [...]

2018-04-30T14:34:05+00:00 30-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Water and concentrated solar power (CSP)

International Conference REDUCTION OF WATER CONSUMPTION IN CSP PLANTS presents innovative solutions in mirror cleaning, cooling systems, simulations. Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a promising electricity generation technology full of growing potential. However, traditional wet-cooled CSP plants often consume a large amount of water which especially causes a challenge [...]

Water use in Concentrated Solar Power Plants

CSP consume water just like any other thermoelectric plant. Below you can see some statistics on water consumption of CSP plants compared to other systems. This information was extracted from the presentation “CSP Plants Operations and Maintenance” delivered by Raymond Branke (Fraunhofer ISE). You can read it in full here. [...]

2018-04-05T20:07:10+00:00 05-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

The consortium of the H2020 funded project MinWaterCSP is pleased to announce its first International Conference taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from 24th to 25th April 2018. The topic of this event will be Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants with a special focus on new [...]

2018-02-08T17:28:52+00:00 08-02-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

MinWaterCSP is making good progress in reducing water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

MinWaterCSP aims to reduce the annual water consumption of a CSP plant through a number of complementary measures while maintaining or even improving thermal efficiency and reducing capital costs. This is done through a holistic combination of next generation technologies in the fields of hybrid dry/wet cooling systems, axial flow [...]

Most Efficient Solar to Split Water to Hydrogen is Concentrated Solar Power

Thermochemical solar leverages heat from concentrated solar power (CSP) for chemical reactions. Research into thermochemical solar reactors to split water to hydrogen is a priority in top national laboratories internationally. (See SolarPACES Research Task II: Solar Chemistry Research). What part will thermal solar play in a future hydrogen economy? To [...]

2017-12-21T12:00:26+00:00 21-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Reduce the annual water consumption of a Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP)

In the research project »MinWaterCSP« a consortium aims to reduce the annual water consumption of a Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP) through a number of complementary measures while maintaining or even improving thermal efficiency and reducing capital costs. This will be done through a holistic combination of next generation [...]

2017-12-13T15:52:30+00:00 06-12-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Is Concentrated Solar Power a viable option for water desalination?

With the MENA region under increasingly high levels of water stress, desalination is necessary to supply sufficient fresh water to the region. Applying CSP technology to power the desalination process is a possible solution in which investigation is still underway. There are numerous CSP desalination pilot plants and it remains [...]

Sol-Char Toilet: Using concentrated solar power to stabilize fecal waste and produce a valuable soil amendment

Concentrated Solar energy heats the fecal matter up to 750°C and produces thereby char for agricultural soil application. Activities The Sol-Char Toilet – is a waterless, self-contained toilet that functions off-the-grid. Concentrated sunlight is delivered to fiber optic bundles located at the focus of parabolic concentrators (see Concept Sketch). The [...]

2017-10-24T20:52:00+00:00 24-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power For Sustainable Water Desalination

The concentrated solar power field regularly takes a pounding from critics concerned about high costs and excess complexity, but the US Energy Department continues to be a fan. In the latest development, the agency is prepping to announce a funding opportunity aimed at using advanced solar thermal technology to drive [...]