A new paper (Experimental Testing of a 300 kWth Open Volumetric Air Receiver (OVAR) Coupled with a Small-Scale Brayton Cycle. Operating Experience and Lessons Learnt) describes an on-sun test at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) testing site in Spain of a design for a CSP plant with a novel [...]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised a two-day workshop on Energy Storage in cooperation with the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER). The workshop supports DEWA’s role as a platform for sharing knowledge and expertise and its efforts to keep its staff and partners up-to-date with the latest [...]
A consortium of solar thermal electricity experts, coordinated by CENER, has started to test the key components of an innovative concentrated solar power plant configuration that promises to considerably increase the efficiency and reduce the levelised cost of electricity of CSP technologies. The development of this new plant concept is [...]
A consortium of Spanish renewable energy consultants will lead a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for a planned 200-megawatt (MW) concentrating solar thermal power.
Concentrated solar energy in Africa is being implemented. Already, there are concentrated solar power projects in Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.