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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


ESTELA and other HORIZON-STE partners are pleased to invite you to the first joint industry and R&I national event of the project, to be held on 7 April 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey from 10:00 to 13:45 CET / 11:00 to 14:45 Turkish time, in the frame of the 14th International [...]

China’s Concentrated Solar Power at Hami Expected to be 250 MW by 2025

New energy installed capacity, accounting for 70.2% of total installed capacity, will comprise 34 GW, with wind power comprising 27 GW, photovoltaic 6.5 GW, and Concentrated Solar Power 250 MW. According to the news from the Hami Financial Media Center on March 12, with the implementation of the “Xinjiang Electric [...]

Heliogen Lines up Woodside for Australian Concentrated-Solar-Power Push

Heliogen has secured funding from top Australian oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum for a full-scale trial of its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology ahead of a planned push into Australia. Aiming to invest $5 billion in new-energy products by 2030, Woodside has also agreed to buy a stake in [...]

Optimizing Photovoltaic plant returns by adding Concentrated Solar Power

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power is undoubtedly one of the marvels of modern energy generation. Crystalline solar PV panels have become synonymous with clean energy around the world, from the rooftops of Germany to the massive solar farms of the Middle East. As the industry body SolarPower Europe observed in its [...]

Huge 110 MW concentrated solar power tower and storage project begins production in Chile

A 110MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant has entered operation in Chile this week, after the EIG-owned Cerro Dominador successfully synchronised the project with the Chilean National Electricity System. The Cerro Dominador solar complex now consists of the 110MW CSP plant and a contiguous 100MW solar PV plant that has [...]

China breaks ground on major Concentrated Solar Power project

China General Nuclear Power Corp began constructing its 2 million kilowatt solar thermal storage integrated project on Wednesday in Delingha, Qinghai province. It is to date the Concentrated Solar Power storage integrated project with the highest energy storage ratio in the country, the company said. With a total installed capacity [...]

How China’s Cosin Solar Solved Some Tower Concentrated Solar Power Challenges

Known then as Supcon Solar, Cosin Solar developed two tower projects in China’s pilot CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) program; as technology and core equipment provider on PowerChina Gonghe 50MW tower CSP, and developing the Supcon Delingha 50MW tower CSP. These were two of the five tower CSP demonstration projects that [...]

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