Abengoa participates as an expert in Concentrated Solar Power at Expo Dubai 2020

The Deputy Director of Business Development Middle East, Alvaro Solana, represented Abengoa in a session on sustainable energy transition through solar technology. Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, participated last October 4 in the session "Driving [...]

These 25 Advanced CSP & CST Technologies to Share $33 Million US DOE Funding

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Funding Program (SETO FY21 PV and CSP) funds research and development projects that advance PV and Concentrated Solar Power to help eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector. Solar reactors for high-temperature thermochemistry are among the breakthrough technologies to receive US [...]

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The Economics of Running Concentrated Solar Power as a Capacity Resource in the 100% Renewable Future

A new paper to be published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management: X: Using Concentrating-Solar-Power Plants as Economic Carbon-Free Capacity Resources – develops an approach to assessing the capacity contribution from CSP plants with thermal energy storage in a future Southwestern US grid once there is a very high [...]

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DOE concentrated solar power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded nearly $40 million to 40 projects that are advancing the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies necessary for achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s climate goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035. Specifically, the projects will reduce the cost of solar technologies [...]

China’s Qinghai begins building 10.9 GW new energy power projects, including 400 MW of CSP

Northwest China's Qinghai Province on Friday began the construction of 15 new energy power generation projects, with a combined installed power generating capacity of 10.9 GW, according to local authorities. Photo taken on Dec. 27, 2020 shows part of the Qinghai section of the Qinghai-Henan UHV DC power transmission line [...]

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists of 11th CSP Focus China 2021

We are pleased to announce 11th CSP Focus China 2021, which will be held on Oct. 28-29 in Beijing, China this year. The conference will be ON LINE too, with instant bilingual translation, given the constraints of international travel currently.     Confirmed Speakers and Panelists: Ms. Jingli Shi, Researcher, [...]

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Why Likana’s 24-Hour Solar Bid under $34/MWh Lost in Chile

At the annual SolarPACES Conference (held virtually for the second year) Cerro Dominador’s CEO Fernando Gonzalez answered questions from the international network of concentrated solar power (CSP) researchers and developers attending about exactly what happened in the recent Chilean energy auctions with the record-low bid for CSP at under $34/MWh. [...]

US may require 39 GW of Concentrated Solar Power to decarbonise

The full decarbonisation of the US power grid could require 39 GW of CSP capacity with thermal energy storage (TES) and potentially far greater levels, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said in a report published September 8. The U.S. currently has around 2 GW of installed CSP capacity, three [...]

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Chile’s record Concentrated Solar Power bid shows jumps in industry savings

Design improvements and greater EPC competition allowed EIG to slice costs for its second Concentrated Solar Power project in Chile and more favourable auction terms could cement a much-needed pipeline of projects. Heliostats are seen during the inauguration of the Cerro Dominador thermal solar power plant, in Maria Elena, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Tower To Be Transformed Into Iconic Landmark For Beijing 2022

Renovation of the concentrated solar power tower located in Beijing's Yanqing district has started and is expected to become an iconic landmark for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The project, scheduled to be completed in January of 2022, will see the 119.5 meters tower bear a giant Olympic rings logo [...]

247SOLAR CEO Bruce Anderson to introduce next generation low-cost Concentrated Solar Power

Bruce Anderson, CEO of 247Solar Inc., will speak at the International CSP Focus 2021 Conference in Beijing, China on Friday, October 29, 2021. There he will present new modular, ultra-high temperature CSP technology that makes the unique round-the-clock benefits of Concentrated Solar Power available at costs that rival daytime-only PV. [...]

Spain will launch a third renewable auction for Concentrated Solar Power before the end of 2021

The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge plans to launch a third renewable auction before the end of the year. According to the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen, this third renewable auction will go to solar thermal, biomass and other technologies. In this way, the spanish [...]

Have Heliostat Cost Cuts Helped Likana Bid Concentrated Solar Power Under 4 Cents?

Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Partners, has just bid the 450 MW Likana tower CSP plant it procured from SolarReserve several years ago at under 4 cents/kWh. Was the record low bid enabled by cost reduction in tower CSP heliostat solar fields? To learn the current status of heliostat [...]

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