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Bloom Energy, Heliogen to produce green hydrogen using only concentrated solar power and water

Heliogen and Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) today announced plans to produce green hydrogen using only concentrated solar power and water, further accelerating the world’s progress toward a zero-carbon future. By combining near 24/7 carbon-free power and steam, generated by Heliogen’s Sunlight Refinery solar power generation system, with Bloom Energy’s highly [...]

A Nanotech Cermet Coating is Just One of Many Gen3 Concentrated Solar Power Innovations

Innovating new energy technologies is more akin to making a movie with a cast and crew of thousands than the stereotype of the one lone inventor in a garage coming up with the whole thing alone. An example is the US Department of Energy grant to try three different pathways [...]

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RFP to Demo Long Duration Energy Storage Innovations

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is calling for project submissions to advance, develop or field-test energy storage technologies that can address challenges associated with the cost, performance or technical integration of renewable energy in New York State. NYSERDA is seeking to encourage both product development [...]

Q-Energy wraps up refinancing of 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

Q-Energy has refinanced a 49.9-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant located in Fuente Palmera, southern Spain. A structured loan totalling EUR 283 million (USD 335.2m) was provided to Q-Energy’s special purpose vehicle by a bank syndicate consisting of Banco Santander SA (BME:SAN), BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) and CaixaBank SA (BME:CABK), [...]

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Nofar Energy to buy Megalim Concentrated Solar Power plant

Nofar will pay NIS 580 million for the Negev Concentrated Solar Power plant, which is owned by Noy Fund (40%) and institutional investors (60%). Nofar Energy has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding top buy 100% of the rights for the Megalim Concentrated Solar Power plant in southern Israel for [...]

Submit Papers on Solar Thermochemical Innovations to “Energies” Special Issue by Sept 1

The scientific journal ‘Energies’ is arranging a Special Issue on ‘Solar Thermochemical Production of Material Commodities’ with a deadline for submissions on 1 September, 2021. IMAGE@Lina Hockaday, Mintek New Technology Group We, as guest editors, are pleased to invite you to submit high-quality unpublished contributions on recent advances in applications [...]

New Solar Thermal Components Testing Facility at Hyderabad to Give Further Fillip to India’s Growing Solar Sector

A newly established Concentrated Solar Power based test rig facility at Hyderabad can help the growing solar industry in India to test capability and performance of solar thermal components like solar receiver tubes, heat transfer fluids, concentrating mirrors. For the uninitiated, Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) technologies use mirrors to reflect [...]

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Heliogen and Athena Technology Acquisition Corporation announce business combination

Heliogen is combining with the SPAC Athena Technology, one of the few so-called blank-check companies led by women. Founded in 2013, Heliogen uses mirrors that are positioned with artificial intelligence to reflect sunlight at a small receiver, generating an intense heat. That sunlight can be collected and processed to [...]

Beam-Down Demos First Direct Solar Storage at 1/2 MWh Scale

Normally, power tower CSP heats molten salts by aiming concentrated sunlight up to a receiver on a tower that has molten salts flowing through pipes in the receiver to be heated and sent down the tower to store the sun’s energy as heat in a hot tank below. Beam Down [...]

Concentrated Solar Power should be considered given the need for manageable energy and storage

Mr. José Barragán is the Vice President of Renewables Technical Services at ACWA Power. Founded in 2004 in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a developer, investor, and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants and is currently present in 13 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central [...]

Cubico acquires 100 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) in Spain

Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) has completed the acquisition of the remaining minority shareholding of Grupo T-Solar from MEAG. The deal makes Cubico the sole owner of the entire Grupo T-Solar platform, which comprises 274MW of operational assets and a significant development pipeline across Spain and Italy. The platform’s 47 operational [...]

Saudi Arabia is getting serious about green energy

The kingdom has high potential to capitalise on solar energy – photovoltaic technology and concentrated solar power technology – to drive its economic diversification agenda, new research from investment banking company Natixis shows. It also pointed to wind energy as a promising front as technological advancements make wind farms more [...]

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal receives Energy Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Robert Pitz-Paal, director at the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Frank Kreith Energy Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award was established in 2005 by ASME’s Solar Energy and Advanced Energy Systems Divisions to [...]