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Heliogen’s High-Temperature Concentrated Solar Power Technology To Provide Carbon-Free Energy To Rio Tinto’s Boron, California Mine

International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at Rio Tinto’s borates mine in Boron, California. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Heliogen will deploy its proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology at the [...]

High-performance heat pump system from Aalborg CSP now in operation

In the beginning of 2020, Aalborg CSP A/S, a Danish renewable energy and storage specialist, received an order for turnkey delivery of a customized 1.2 MW electrical heat pump system for a Danish district heating plant in Northern Jutland, Denmark. After a successful performance test, which met all requirements and [...]

Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

A novel plan for a 50 megawatt hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project in Mount Isa has got financial backing from Queensland government-owned energy giant Stanwell Energy. The $600 million project, proposed last year by thermal solar specialist Vast Solar, would mix a unique brand of concentrated thermal solar generation with [...]

An unprecedented project developed by FURNAS will allow the generation of electric energy from a heliotérmic solar system

FURNAS is developing, at its Technological Center for Civil Engineering, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás, an unprecedented study in Brazil for the generation of electric energy from a heliotérmic solar system. The initiative is part of a Research, Development and Innovation project that has investments of R $ 7.5 [...]

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Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant advances in tests of pumping molten salts towards the receiver

The Cerro Dominador project has successfully carried out the molten salt pumping tests towards the receiver, being one of the latest milestones of this project that prepares its interconnection to the National Electric System, since it is the prelude to the synchronization of the plant, where the molten salt storage [...]

SolarPACES Lifetime Award Winner Professor Valeriano Ruiz has passed away

The 2010 SolarPACES Lifetime Award Winner Professor Valeriano Ruiz passed away earlier this week. From SolarPACES we would like to express our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends. Professor Valeriano Ruiz was among the earliest pioneers of solar thermal technology in Spain beginning in the 1970s, including pioneering the teaching of solar [...]

The Potential of Concentrated Solar Power for Remote Mine Sites in the Northern Territory, Australia

M. H. Baig,1 D. Surovtseva,2 and E. Halawa1 1Centre for Renewable Energy, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia 2School of Engineering and IT (SEIT), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia Academic Editor: Santanu Bandyopadhyay The [...]

Biden administration reopens DOE loan program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reopened its Loan Programs Office for innovative technologies, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm announced in a speech March 3. "We’re ready to invest in advanced vehicles, carbon capture, advanced reactors, and so much more," Granholm said. The loan office provides access to $40 billion [...]

2021-03-14T11:06:14+00:0014-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power – PV offers lowest cost for Chile

A hybrid Concentrated Solar Power-PV plant with 13 hours of storage is the lowest cost power generation option for low-carbon baseload power in Chile, researchers at the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation said in a new report. The researchers studied four hybrid plant concepts and found that a combined CSP solar [...]

Long Duration Energy Storage gets New R&D Lab in Biden’s DOE

A US$75 million national research and development (R&D) facility for energy storage is expected to be up and running by 2025, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said yesterday. Called the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), 30 separate research laboratories will be hosted at the site including technology prototype testing chambers [...]

2021-03-12T12:36:54+00:0012-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, co-founder of ESTELA and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s, has passed away

European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, ESTELA, is sorry to bear the sad news of the passing of Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in 2007 and its Vice-President until 2011 and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s. Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in [...]

Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit “GWs” to fend off PV menace

A lack of supportive tenders is endangering the Concentrated Solar Power industry's quest for lower costs and its leading position in overnight renewable power, a team of researchers told Reuters Events. As PV and battery costs continue to fall, CSP developers face increasing competition in the dispatchable power market. [...]

2021-03-18T15:37:33+00:0011-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Could a Perovskite make Cheaper Solar Hydrogen?

A perovskite may be more cost-effective than ceria for solar-driven thermochemical hydrogen production, a new paper suggests. One perovskite formulation that works at a slightly lower temperature than ceria is explored by Xin Qian in the paper Outstanding Properties and Performance of CaTi0.5Mn0.5O3–d for Solar-Driven Thermochemical Hydrogen Production in research funded [...]