Fraunhofer-Chile finds PV- Concentrated Solar Power combo has better LCOE than gas

A new study from energy engineering consultancy Fraunhofer – for Chile found that a solar hybrid that combines PV and CSP with thermal energy storage would be able to replicate the flexibility of gas power plants – at a lower LCOE. The study is Comparison between Concentrated Solar Power and [...]

ESTELA joins Solar Impulse Foundation

We are happy to announce that ESTLA is joining Solar Impulse Foundation to materialise climate neutrality and green transition targets for 2030 included in the EU Green Deal. The goal of this fresh initiative is to accelerate the energy transition effort and offer key policy-makers existing and ready-to-be implemented solutions [...]

2023-01-13T17:40:39+00:0013-01-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Sees Another Good Year

The total annual cumulative actual power generation of the SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant in 2022 was 146.4 GWh, i.e. 100.26% of the designed annual power generation (146GWh), completing yearly target. Figure 1: 2022 annual power generation of the plant The plant has been operating in good conditions. As shown [...]

Clean energy reaches 14% of Dubai’s total power production capacity

The production capacity of clean energy in Dubai has reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) using photovoltaic solar power (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). This is about 14 per cent of Dubai’s total power production capacity of 14,517MW, says an official announcement. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai [...]

2023-01-01T15:23:47+00:0001-01-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Design and steady-state simulation of a concentrated solar power-ORC power plant

Numerical modeling and simulation are necessary to design and optimize processes that include concentrating solar power (CSP) and industrial chemical processes; however, no co-simulation environment have been used or suggested in the literature for such plants. This paper suggests a promising approach to build a user-friendly simulation framework using open-source [...]

2022-12-27T11:38:18+00:0027-12-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Heliocon seeks heliostat cost reduction to $50 per square meter

In an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats used in tower CSP, three research groups have launched the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon). In this effort, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar [...]

Consortium to demonstrate nitrogen for fertilizer from biosolids using solar thermal

In 2023, a wastewater treatment plant in New Mexico will begin making nitrogen for fertilizer from biosolids, using solar thermal energy. Next year, a consortium led by American Infrastructure Holdings LLC that includes Solar Dynamics and Andritz Separation will build a pilot facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico to demonstrate a [...]

MENA synthetic fuels potential at under 2 euros with PV or Concentrated Solar Power

MENA synthetic fuels potential: The North Africa and Middle East region has the potential to manufacture low cost synthetic fuels made with solar – PV or CSP – for under 2 euros in production. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has great potential to produce hydrogen and synthetic [...]

Surface area in the Sahara desert required to power the world with solar energy only – World of Engineering

Surface area of 380 km by 380 km (236 mi by 236 mi) in the Sahara desert required to power the world with solar energy only. Concentrated solar power (CSP, also known as concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight [...]

Shanghai Electric CSP starts sending overnight solar power to Dubai Grid

On November 29 (Dubai Time), the Trough Unit No. 1 facility of Shanghai Electric’s 700 MW concentrated solar power and 250 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Dubai has successfully achieved grid-connected electricity generation, marking a significant milestone along the path of the firm’s entry into the renewable energy sector. [...]

Auction Failure Curtails Concentrating Solar Power in Spain’s Ecological Transition

The low price of the ministry and the uncertainty of connection delay the installation of a new solar thermal, which in 2025 should be double the current one according to the PNIEC. The generation of energy with solar thermal technology has been stuck for a decade in Spain. Not a [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Project Tenders Last Two Week (Nov. 1-13)

Vacuum Pump Tender- Akesai Huidong New Energy Concentrated Solar Power + PV Pilot Project On November 7, East China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group issued a procurement announcement for vacuum pumps for the Akesai Huidong New Energy CSP + PV Pilot Project. Latest [...]

2022-11-17T14:12:20+00:0017-11-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) Explained

CSP is a powerful and exciting technology for large-scale solar power generation. Although it has been in use since the 1980’s, it is still seen as somewhat new and emerging, with innovation and efficiency improvements under active development. The total power generated by CSP is small compared to Photovoltaic (PV) [...]

2022-11-08T23:25:49+00:0008-11-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , |
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