Salt makes Concentrated Solar Power more cost-effective – Unique test plant inaugurated

Solar thermal power plants use concentrated sunlight to first generate heat and then electricity. They are already in use today in particularly sunny regions, such as Spain, the USA or Chile. To further advance this technology and make it more competitive, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und [...]

Saudi Arabia’s first hybrid concentrated solar power plant

To develop Saudi Arabia’s first hybrid concentrated solar power plant, also known as CSP, the renewable energy team at the energy ministry is expected to issue a request for qualifications for the contract by mid-May, Meed reports. According to an industry source, the plant named Hinakiyah hybrid CSP/solar project will [...]

Doosan Škoda commissions turbine for 110 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

Doosan Škoda Power has commissioned a 110MW steam turbine for the concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The plant, owned by CSP developer Cerro Dominador, makes use of the excellent sun radiation combined with high altitude in the Atacama Desert. The plant provides power to approximately [...]

NamPower starts feasibility study for Concentrated Solar Power plant

With a tender for a utility-scale concentrated solar power plant likely to be launched this year, Namibia’s embrace of renewables is gaining momentum. It also offers fresh hope to advocates of CSP technology following past setbacks. With an installed capacity of 680 MW, Namibia produces 70% of its electricity from [...]

NREL finds up to six-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report, "Estimating the [...]

A Different Kind of Solar Power Attracts Attention

When you think of solar energy, you probably picture the photovoltaic panels that capture sunlight to be converted to electricity. But there are other ways to harness the sun’s power. One method attracting growing interest is called concentrated solar-thermal power, or CSP, which uses mirrors to reflect and concentrate the [...]

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Vast Solar says concentrated solar power plants can double up as syncons

Concentrated solar power technology company Vast Solar is looking to provide critical grid services even when it is not generating by using its turbines as synchronous condensers. Vast Solar says the adoption of Doosan Škoda Power turbines with a clutch could improve the economics of its technology, and help hasten [...]

How Particle Concentrated Solar Power can Hoist Tons of Hot Sand

A Sandia study has taken a first glance at costing out conveyance systems for a cutting edge form of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower technology – using particles of a sand such as bauxite to transfer heat at up to 1500 °C. The study is one of the first to take [...]

Event postpone – CSP Focus China 2022, May 26 & 27, Beijing China

Due to the current outbreaks of Omicron in several cities in China, the upcoming 12th Annual CSP Focus China 2022, scheduled on April 21&22 in Beijing, will have to be postponed to May 26 & 27 in Beijing. The conference will be in person and online available as well.  Stay in tune [...]

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EU solar energy strategy

In 18 January 2022 the EC Directorate-General for Energy launched an initiative “Public consultation to feed into new EU strategy on solar energy”, which was open until 12th April 2022. The initiative looked at “how best to achieve the required increase in solar energy capacity. It underlines that the cost-efficient [...]

CEMEX and Synhelion ace the First “Hot Solar” Cement Trial

By the middle of the 21st century the global energy system will hopefully be very different, with clean energy, clean fuels and clean heat supporting a highly decarbonized future. It will require so many changes in how we have done these things so far, that we can barely imagine such [...]

Industrial Solar completes commissioning of a micro-Concentrated Solar Power system in Qatar

Clean Industry Solutions Holding Europe AB's subsidiary Industrial Solar completed the commissioning of a solar thermally driven Organic Rankine Cycle Turbine in Doha, Qatar. The showcase project is an upgrade for a Fresnel Collector built in 2013 at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute Testing Facility (QEERI).   Already [...]

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Jinta ZhongGuang Solar “100MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power + 600 MW PV” Project site leveling works officially started

On March 25, Jinta ZhongGuang Solar "100MW Tower CSP + 600MW PV" project site leveling works started, which marked the full-scale construction phase of the project. The preliminary development and construction of the project is progressing smoothly. In terms of engineering design, initial design and detailed geological survey have been completed, and the construction drawing is being designed, and heliostat [...]

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