Blended sCO2 fluids could slash Concentrated Solar Power costs

By 2023, European researchers aim to produce a blended fluid for supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles that would reduce plant capex and suit dry hotspots. A year into their research, European scientists are on schedule to develop a new blended fluid system that could increase the efficiency of supercritical carbon [...]

2020-04-02T22:52:19+00:0002-04-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power mini tower developer predicts costs below $50/MWh

Vast Solar's modular Concentrated Solar Power tower plant with sodium transfer fluid will be competitive with coal and gas plants at scale and the Australian developer could build its first commercial plant by 2022, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Australia's Vast Solar is making the [...]

Morocco hybrid Concentrated Solar Power – PV project seen as ‘game changer’ for costs

Technology coupling gains and a favorable development framework could see prices for Morocco’s pioneering Noor Midelt hybrid projects trend towards the lowest global CSP tariffs, experts told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference. Now entering the final stages of tendering, Morocco's Noor Midelt hybrid CSP-PV project is expected to set a [...]

How have Concentrated Solar Power costs managed to decrease so much?

New research has unpicked the record-breaking costs achieved by concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Australia and Dubai… and concluded they could be replicated elsewhere. Researchers Johan Lilliestam, of ETH Zürich, and Robert Pitz-Paal, of the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt or DLR) found the [...]

2018-08-05T07:35:36+00:0003-08-2018|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

CSP EOR developer cuts costs on 1 GW Oman Concentrated Solar Power project

GlassPoint Solar and partner Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have used new designs and manufacturing methods to cut the cost of their 1 GW Miraah CSP enhanced oil recovery (EOR) plant by 55% compared with an earlier project, according to media reports. Glasspoint installed a 7 MWth solar-EOR plant at PDO’s [...]

New Solar Collector Tech Could Lower Costs for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. For the first time ever, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun, a startup out of Bay Village, Ohio, developed the new design that could help cut the [...]

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]

Chile’s plans to lower Concentrated Solar Power costs to US$ 50 per MWh

CORFO has teamed up with ATA Insights to bring you a webinar on May 30th analyzing in depth the opportunities and challenges of a new applied research and development plan spearheaded by Chile with the objective of reaching US$50MWh by 2025. Chile imports most of the energy it consumes, [...]

2017-05-25T14:05:00+00:0025-05-2017|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) costs could drop by 43 per cent during the next 10 years

Irena said that CSP costs could fall to between 8 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) and 12 cents per kWh depending on the location and solar resource quality. Regionally, the lowest cost was in Morocco at around 15 cents per kWh. The outlook is particularly positive, according to IRENA, [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:08+00:0016-06-2016|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |
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