Heliogen on breakthrough concentrated solar power technology project

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is partnering with Pasadena-based technology player Heliogen to build a commercial-scale demonstration facility in California using the latter’s “breakthrough” solar technology. Concentrated solar energy company Heliogen said that Woodside Energy (USA) gave it a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to begin procuring equipment for a 5 MW [...]

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 [...]

CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award at SolarPACES

On the closing day of the 27th SolarPACES conference, two members of Estela, CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award: Annual Awards – SolarPACES The SolarPACES Awards honor the personal engagement of individuals and institutions that significantly contribute to the deployment of CSP technology. Criteria_SolarPACES_Technology_Innovation_Award for innovations relevant [...]

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. [...]

Spain set to relaunch Concentrated Solar Power market

Spain plans to launch its first specific auction for new CSP capacity in a decade by the end of December, Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen, announced October 1. The auction will allocate 200 MW of CSP capacity, 140 MW of biomass and 20 MW of emerging technologies, local [...]

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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, [...]

World Future Energy Summit 2022 in Abu Dhabi to focus on solar energy

With solar capacity in the Mena region slated to reach up to 8,309 MW by 2022, the most abundant source of renewable energy will come under the spotlight at the Solar Expo & Forum of the World Future Energy Summit 2022 in Abu Dhabi. The Summit, from January 17 to [...]

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. [...]

Raise Investment and R&D to Reach Green Hydrogen Goal by 2050

IEA report calls for the development of national hydrogen strategies and roadmaps, new incentives for low-carbon hydrogen, and new certification requirements alongside increased research and infrastructure spending. Direct heat solar thermochemistry using CST is a promising route to lower cost of green hydrogen production IMAGE@Heliogen Global electrolyzer capacity for producing [...]

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Six decades of concentrated solar power know-how aids today’s researchers, engineers

Sandia National Laboratories began studying the power of the sun to produce utility-scale energy in the 1960s. Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility was commissioned in 1978, spurred by the oil crisis of 1973. Many of the documents detailing the design, construction and research conducted at the world’s first multimegawatt [...]

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