Water

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 [...]

Concentrated Solar Power research groups cut water use by 70%

Water conservation is a key issue for CSP operators looking to minimize operating costs, particularly those situated in remote desert areas. Much of the world's CSP capacity is being installed in desert or arid regions since these areas provide some of the highest levels of direct normal irradiance (DNI). These [...]

2017-07-26T15:56:21+00:00 26-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Masdar Institute wins 2017 Global Water Award

Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured 10 winners from eight countries at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, which is worth USD 1 million. The Award was launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler [...]

2017-04-28T16:38:01+00:00 28-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power and use of seawater greenhouses in hydroponics

The recent drought in South Africa has made us acutely aware of water shortages, with many municipalities introducing water restrictions in their efforts to curb water wastage. The drought underlined the importance of water for the survival of man, beast and vegetation. A total of 71% of the Earth’s [...]

CSP plant stakeholders meet H2020 Projects to minimise the water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

Partners of the MinWaterCSP and WASCOP project discuss with CSP plant stakeholders about their solutions to reduce water consumption in the steam cycle and in cleaning, soiling and water treatment in solar fields. CSP plant operators have expressed a positive feedback about the workshop and the relevance of the project [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:41+00:00 04-12-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

eSolar’s Heliostats Capture Sunlight to be Used for Fresh Water and Renewable Energy Production

eSolar® is extremely proud to be part of Sundrop Farms’ first commercial greenhouse facility in Port Augusta, South Australia which officially opened on October 6th.  There have been several excellent articles (see list below) published which give a great overview of Sundrop Farms and this particular site–this article is different. [...]

Water Saving for Concentrated Solar Power

A one-day workshop on the topic of Water Consumption in CSP plants will be held at the CIEMAT-Plataforma solar de Almeria (PSA), in Spain on 29th November 2016. CSP plant operations consume large amounts of water (2000-3000 m3 /GWh), usually in arid locations where water is a precious resource. In [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:43+00:00 11-11-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |