Brazilian utility Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo, better known as CESP, has commenced the operation of a 500-kW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the country’s first of its kind. The pilot plant required an investment of BRL 57 million (USD 11.4m/EUR 10.3m), CESP announced on Monday. The CSP plant is [...]
Eudora Energia implemented, at Cesp's plant, a R$ 49 million project for the Concentrated Solar Power plant to start operating at the end of the month. Before the end of January, Eudora Energia must put into operation the first solar thermal plant in Brazil. The millionaire project has 0.5 MW [...]
Brazil's Eletrosul will trial concentrating solar power (CSP) technology via a 250-kW project in the town of Caputera, the company, which is controlled by state-run energy group Eletrobras, said on Friday. The BRL-16.5-million (USD 4.4m/EUR 3.8m) project is supported by the Research and Development Programme of Brazil's power sector [...]
The aim of the Brazilian R&D project SMILE is to construct two industrial solar process heat systems, powered by solar energy and biofuel, that will generate both heat and electricity. In addition to the demonstration plant at the University of São Paulo, or USP for short, a second installation [...]
Brazil's first concentrated solar power (CSP) project, with a capacity of 1 MW, should receive its preliminary license in the first half of this year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on Friday. This authorisation is only the first of the three environmental licensing levels that the project must [...]
The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel) invited proposals September 28 for Concentrated Solar Power research and development projects. The Concentrated Solar Power program was developed in partnership with GIZ, the German government-owned international development agency. Companies have 90 days to express their interest and 180 days to start the projects, [...]
Solar photovoltaic also showed strong interest with 225 installations totalling 6.1 GW seeking to compete alongside eight concentrated solar power plants totalling 240 MW.
Brazil's Eletrosul has inaugurated three weather stations to measure solar irradiance in order to identify opportunities in concentrated solar power (CSP).
The average price for projects awarded was USD 0.0472/kWh, below the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) or concentrating solar power (CSP) plants
The last quarter of 2014 has been filled in with several crucial announcements for the Global Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) industry.
A 2-year agreement was signed between the MME and CEPEL to support the development of a Basic Design for future implementation of a pilot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the northeast of Brazil.
Supply of DSG receiving tubes to the world’s first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant producing steam for factory production
Archimede Solar Energy (ASE), Massa Martana (Perugia), Italy, has awarded the contract for supply DSG receiving tubes to the world’s first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plant producing steam for factory production.
Developers have registered 290 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) projects for participation in Brazil's A-3/2013 energy auction, which will be held on November 18th, 2013.