Dubai records 5.5% growth in energy demand in 2022

Energy demand in Dubai increased by around 5.5 per cent in 2022 compared to 2021. The demand reached 53,180 gigawatt-hours last year, versus 50,401 gigawatt-hours in 2021. Meanwhile, the emirate’s clean energy production capacity reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) using photovoltaic solar power (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) – [...]

2023-02-02T18:36:22+00:0002-02-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex in Morocco, World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex is a 580MW solar power project located 10 kilometers north of the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate. It’s the world’s biggest concentrated solar power facility. The construction of a 160MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, dubbed Noor I, was phase one of the Ouarzazate solar power [...]

Vast Solar selected by Australian and German governments for AUD$19.48m and EUR13.2m to advance green methanol production to power zero emission shipping and aviation

Australian cleantech company Vast Solar, a world-leader in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP), and the Solar Methanol Consortium have been selected to receive AUD$19.48m and EUR13.2m from a collaboration between the Australian and German Governments to develop a world-first green methanol demonstration plant, SM1 in Port Augusta, South Australia. The German-Australian [...]

A solar tower fuel plant for the thermochemical production of kerosene from H2O and CO2

Developing solar technologies for producing carbon-neutral aviation fuels has become a global energy challenge, but their readiness level has largely been limited to laboratory-scale studies. Here, we report on the experimental demonstration of a fully integrated thermochemical production chain from H2O and CO2 to kerosene using concentrated solar energy in a [...]

A new process uses concentrated solar power to recycle concrete debris

The recycled concrete aggregate produced met the requirements for typical structural applications. RESEARCHERS at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed a treatment process involving solar thermal energy to recycle concrete debris from construction sites and demolitions. A team of researchers from IIT Madras has developed a treatment process [...]

Saeed Al Tayer emphasises Dubai’s clear strategy and roadmap to reach 100% of energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), emphasised that Dubai has a clear strategy and roadmap to reach 100% energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. Al Tayer made these remarks during a panel discussion titled ‘Sustainability in Project Management’ [...]

2023-01-26T13:01:47+00:0026-01-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Published in Case Studies in Thermal Engineering-Comparison study of thermoclinic heat storage tanks using different liquid metals for concentrated solar power

Comparison study of thermoclinic heat storage tanks using different liquid metals for concentrated solar power.   Abstract: Liquid metals are good potential heat transfer materials for thermoclinic heat storage (THS) systems and will play an important role in the next generation solar thermal power system with higher operating temperature. This [...]

US and China lead in thermal energy storage patents

Background: Concentrated solar thermal energy uses thermal energy storage. And China currently has 30 CSP projects under construction with thermal energy storage. Various options of energy storage are described in patented solutions in the field of solar energy. They include such technologies as those using latent heat, molten materials, compressed [...]

Fraunhofer-Chile finds PV- Concentrated Solar Power combo has better LCOE than gas

A new study from energy engineering consultancy Fraunhofer – for Chile found that a solar hybrid that combines PV and CSP with thermal energy storage would be able to replicate the flexibility of gas power plants – at a lower LCOE. The study is Comparison between Concentrated Solar Power and [...]

ESTELA joins Solar Impulse Foundation

We are happy to announce that ESTLA is joining Solar Impulse Foundation to materialise climate neutrality and green transition targets for 2030 included in the EU Green Deal. The goal of this fresh initiative is to accelerate the energy transition effort and offer key policy-makers existing and ready-to-be implemented solutions [...]

2023-01-13T17:40:39+00:0013-01-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Sees Another Good Year

The total annual cumulative actual power generation of the SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant in 2022 was 146.4 GWh, i.e. 100.26% of the designed annual power generation (146GWh), completing yearly target. Figure 1: 2022 annual power generation of the plant The plant has been operating in good conditions. As shown [...]

Mongolian Concentrated Solar Power generated round the clock

In a solar energy record for round-the-clock power generation, Mongolia’s Wulate 100MW trough CSP project ran continuously for 12 days, generating pure solar energy without batteries; due to the thermal energy storage in CSP. (How Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) works) In Mongolia at a latitude of 41.5 degrees, the Wulate [...]

1414 Degrees readies silicon for its high temperature thermal energy storage

1414 Degrees has reached a major milestone in the development of its SiBox Demonstration Module. Construction is almost complete, meaning that the company is now confident enough to move forward with the installation of its thermal energy storage media (silicon) and is expecting to be able to commission the demonstration [...]

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