Storage

100-Gigawatt-Hour Crushed-Rock Heat Storage for Concentrated Solar Power and Nuclear

A very large-scale long duration energy storage (LDES) idea from MIT envisages a 1 kilometer-long, 60 meter-wide lidded central storage container of rocks sunk 20 meters down into the ground – about the size of 10 football fields if they were laid end to end. The idea is that it [...]

Dubai bets on a future more ‘solar’ and low in carbon emissions

With the emergence of ‘renewable technologies’, many hope to reverse the impact of climate change, with initiatives such as the Mohammed BinRashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, located in the desert south of Dubai. It is the largest solar park in the world. It is equipped with millions of photovoltaic panels, [...]

2021-04-13T11:08:15+00:0013-04-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

The 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile has been successfully synchronised with the Chilean SEN grid system. The solar thermal plant will inject electricity into the grid in stages over the coming months. “Synchronization kicks off first phase. We then move on to the second [...]

Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park phase 3 inauguration

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park, largest single site solar park in the world, will have a capacity of 5 GW to be fully operational by 2030. With phases 1 and 2 are already online, phase 3 was inaugurated in November 2020. To reflect on its 3rd phase of 800 [...]

2021-04-08T13:13:56+00:0008-04-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

For 100% Renewables, DOE Speeds-up Storage Policy

A Federal energy project funded through the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity has initiated workshops designed to help state utility regulators determine best practices in policies to enable carbon-free energy storage technologies and, in particular, long duration energy storage, as renewable energy standards ramp up towards a [...]

U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next decade as part of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the United States’ power sector by 2035. The U.S. Department of Energy said the goal accelerates its previous utility-scale solar cost [...]

New DOE Funding for Concentrated Solar Power: Webinar April 12

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (FY21 PV and CSP) funding program, which will provide $39.5 million for projects that will advance solar PV and CSP research and development (R&D) and help eliminate carbon [...]

2021-03-26T18:39:37+00:0026-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: , , |

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: , , |