Water

New Way to Dry Cool Concentrated Solar Power Plants – with Underground
 Air

This first concept entails 99 hectares of PVC tubes with a diameter of a half meter, sunk 4 meters below ground, with air pumped through them at 1.5 meters per second. The solar thermal plant used in the study covers an area of about 195 hectares. Spanish researchers propose [...]

2020-03-11T18:04:39+00:0011-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Using Concentrated Solar Power to convert seawater into drinking water

Desalination plants — which convert seawater into drinking water and water for agriculture — have been used since the 1950s in the Middle East and tropical regions of the world. While the technology has met urgent needs for clean water supplies, the environmental cost has been heavy due to its [...]

Futuristic desert city to get water using concentrated solar power technology developed at Cranfield

Technology researched at Cranfield University that harnesses concentrated solar power to desalinate sea water is being adopted by a new smart city under construction in Saudi Arabia. NEOM – a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory – [...]

Irrigation Water Can First be Used to Cool a Concentrated Solar Power Project

Wet cooling of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants would be preferable if there was plenty of available water, because it promotes greater thermal efficiency. However, most CSP tends to be built in very arid regions, and so for environmental reasons, developers increasingly get these solar thermal power projects permitted only [...]

2020-02-09T22:08:17+00:0009-02-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Neom to build desal plant with ‘solar dome’ technology

Saudi Arabia's futuristic $500-billion new city Neom has signed an agreement with the UK-based Solar Water Limited for the construction of the first desalination plant with 'Solar Dome' technology in the city. The pilot project promises to revolutionise the water desalination process, helping solve one of the world’s most pressing [...]

MinWaterCSP develops solutions to reduce water consumption in concentrated solar power

Deserts and other sun-drenched regions are the ideal location for concentrated solar power plants, but where sunlight is abundant, water tends to be scarce and dust covers everything. The EU-funded project MinWaterCSP develops new solutions to reduce water consumption in such plants, making the technology more attractive for countries that [...]

Researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels

Taking a cue from the self-cleaning properties of the lotus leaf, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have shed new light on microscopic forces and mechanisms that can be optimized to remove dust from solar panels to maintain efficiency and light absorption. The new technique removed 98 percent of [...]

2019-12-09T16:31:07+00:0009-12-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Hydrophilic disc uses concentrated solar power to separate salt from water

Current approaches to water desalination are tremendously expensive and energy-intensive, so the search is very much on for new technologies that can get the job done more efficiently. Scientists in Melbourne have put forward one rather promising solution, developing a new kind of system that heats up and purifies water [...]

Concentrated Solar Power tech leaps set to cut reflector losses, water costs

European researchers are preparing to install automated dry-cleaning and sensor technology at operational Concentrated Solar Power plants that will cut water usage, labor costs and stabilize reflectance levels. New technologies that reduce water consumption are set to cut costs and limit the environmental impact of CSP plants in the coming [...]

2019-07-17T20:18:46+00:0017-07-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Water and Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power – CSP – has the potential to bring energy to remote areas of the world. The heat of the sun is reflected off rows of mirrors onto a central tower, transforming water into steam and turning a turbine which then generates electricity. But these plants have [...]

2019-06-02T15:42:04+00:0030-05-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Fraunhofer ISE Develops Solutions for Optimized Water Use in Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Particularly in regions lacking water, innovative water saving solutions for cooling and mirror cleaning are needed to significantly reduce the water consumption of solar thermal power plants.In the MinWaterCSP project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE worked together with its partners on several approaches to reduce the [...]

Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

Saving water when the sun shines! MinWaterCSP cordially invites you to its second and final International Conference on the “Reduction of water consumption in CSP plants”. The conference will conclude its three years of efforts to promote the competitiveness of CSP plants in arid regions. Following on the success of [...]

2018-11-08T23:42:30+00:0008-11-2018|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

GreenBlu Begins $1.6 Million U.S. Department of Energy Award to Commercialize Adsorption Desalination Technology

GreenBlu, Inc., a water technology company commercializing a new thermal distillation technology, Vapor Adsorption Distillation with Energy Recycling (VADER), announced it is beginning its $1,600,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The goal is to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies by reducing the cost [...]