90% Efficiency and Beyond – Recent advantages in the volumetric absorber development

Besides the currently mostly deployed molten salt receiver the volumetric air receiver is the only advanced receiver technology that also offers a proven, effective and scalable storage concept (FIGURE 1). In addition, the open volumetric receiver (OVR) technology has significant advantages in simplicity and robustness of operation compared to plants [...]

‘Dispatchable’ renewables in spotlight after upbeat IEA report

The most commonly used sources of dispatchable renewable energy are reservoir-based hydropower facilities, which can be rapidly ramped up or down by grid operators depending on system power needs. This week's upbeat renewable energy supply outlook by the International Energy Agency (IEA) contained an important but overlooked lament about the [...]

Exploiting the operational flexibility of a concentrated solar power plant with hydrogen production

The efficient integration of renewable energy with hydrogen storage is an important means for China to achieve carbon neutrality. Concentrated solar power (CSP) is an emerging technology for solar energy utilization that combines the advantages of power generation and energy storage. However, CSP has not been fully exploited because of [...]

China’s 2050 Power can be Zero Carbon for Under 1% of GDP: Study

A new study in Nature Communications; Cost increase in the electricity supply to achieve carbon neutrality in China calculates the total new expenditure needed to replace fossil fuels for electricity by 2050 (along with the costs of three other less ambitious scenarios not discussed here) This goal will entail a [...]

Concentrated solar power – one of the main energy storage methods

The concentrated solar power station (CSP station) was first developed in 2012 and operates in parallel with photovoltaic power generation. Concentrated solar power is very important to make up for the intermittency of solar power generation. Concentrated solar power can assume multiple roles of “base load power supply + [...]

How the world’s largest concentrated solar power project works

Modern technologies create opportunities for any state to switch to renewable sources of cheap energy from water, wind, or the sun. But for this to happen, of course, efforts must be made and several large-scale reforms and projects implemented, as was done, for instance, in Morocco. How did this country [...]

On-Sun Test of Novel Solar Combined-Cycle

A new paper (Experimental Testing of a 300 kWth Open Volumetric Air Receiver (OVAR) Coupled with a Small-Scale Brayton Cycle. Operating Experience and Lessons Learnt) describes an on-sun test at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) testing site in Spain of a design for a CSP plant with a novel [...]

4 Concentrated Solar Power Projects Started & 2 CSP Projects Confirmed EPC Last Week in China

1. POWERCHINA Xinjiang Ruoqiang 100MW Concentrated Solar Power + 900MW PV Project The project is located 170 km southeast of Ruoqiang County, Xinjiang, with a total installed capacity of 1000 MW, including 100 MW of CSP and 900 MW of PV. 2. Xinhua Hydropower Bozhou 100MW Concentrated Solar Power+900MW [...]

Between 2010 and 2021, the cost of electricity of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants fell by 68%

Between 2010 and 2021, the global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants fell by 68%, from USD 0.358/kilowatt hour (kWh) to USD 0.114/kWh. Between 2010 and 2020, the global weighted average LCOE had declined by 70%, to USD 0.107/kWh. This was primarily driven [...]

The Development Space of Concentrated Solar Power in China

Recently, the country released two major policies on energy development, which involve CSP in many places, reflecting the important role of Concentrated Solar Power in the future energy system. On May 30, the General Office of the State Council released "On the Promotion of a New Era of High-quality Development [...]

SGS and TES Tanks Suppliers Confirmed for 110MW Huidong New Energy Concentrated Solar Power Project

Shanghai Boiler Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, the leading equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor of power industry in China, won the bid of Steam Generation System for Huidong New Energy CSP Project in China on May 12. And Lanpec Technologies Limited (Shanghai), a subsidiary of SINOMACH, bagged the fabrication [...]

Blue Book of China’s Concentrated Solar Power Industry 2021 Published

The Blue Book on China’s CSP Industry 2021 lays out current detail on the performance of the current Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects in China, and the scale-up plan as China increases its overall renewable energy percentage on the grid. The Blue Book includes very detailed information on the performance [...]

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Engie to build Concentrated Solar Power plant for Heineken Spain

Engie Espana has signed an agreement with Heineken to build a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the Heineken brewery in Seville. Engie Espana will work on the project under the build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) contract, taking on design, management and financing duties. It said that it will supply power to Heineken [...]

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