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 [...]

2021-07-22T08:20:04+00:0022-07-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: |

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 [...]

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IMAGE@Lina Hockaday, Mintek New Technology Group We, as guest editors, are pleased to invite you to submit high-quality unpublished contributions on recent advances in applications [...]

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 [...]

CDC Group is investing $50 million in the Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in South Africa

CDC Group is coming to South Africa to announce a direct investment in a sustainable development project. The British government’s financial institution is providing $50 million for the construction of the Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The project is being developed by Saudi Arabian company Acwa Power. The independent [...]

Dual-tower CSP plants: optical assessment and optimization with a novel cone-tracing model

Highlights • Dual-towers are 1.5 points more optically efficient than single-towers. • Tower selection algorithm enhances the field cosine factors by 3.5 points. • Spillage losses computed with a novel cone-tracing model. • Difference with SolTrace: 0.43% (spillage) and 0.84% (shading and blocking). • Optimized heliostat fields exceed the [...]

2021-06-28T15:23:45+00:0028-06-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

PwC Report Claims Concentrated Solar Power is Best for Nighttime Electricity Generation in Spain

Spanish solar thermal companies are present in more than three-quarters of the world’s projects, becoming a successful case of technology export in the category. In addition to new plants awarded by auctions to comply with the PNIEC (National Plan for Energy and Climate), there are possibilities to expand existing plants [...]

Synhelion and Top Hydrogen Firm Advance Solar Hydrogen

The ETH spin-off Synhelion is working on commercializing its very high-temperature solar thermochemical fuels (like jet fuel and hydrogen) and has already formed partnerships with several larger firms making cement or aviation fuel to advance step by step towards its goal of 100% carbon neutral fuels by 2030. DLR [...]

The cost of Concentrated Solar Power declined by 16%

The cost of renewables, meanwhile, continued to fall even in 2020, despite Covid-linked disruption. The cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV declined by 7% year-on-year, while offshore wind fell by 9%, onshore wind 13% and concentrating solar power by 16%. Between 2000 and 2020, renewables capacity grew more [...]

Concentrated solar power might just revolutionize the energy sector as we know it

When most people think of solar power, they picture rows and rows of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a building. But photovoltaic power is terribly inefficient — the mining and refining of the elements required for daily human life are incredibly costly to the environment. Fortunately, there [...]