CSP

Dubai bets on a future more ‘solar’ and low in carbon emissions

With the emergence of ‘renewable technologies’, many hope to reverse the impact of climate change, with initiatives such as the Mohammed BinRashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, located in the desert south of Dubai. It is the largest solar park in the world. It is equipped with millions of photovoltaic panels, [...]

2021-04-13T11:08:15+00:0013-04-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

The 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile has been successfully synchronised with the Chilean SEN grid system. The solar thermal plant will inject electricity into the grid in stages over the coming months. “Synchronization kicks off first phase. We then move on to the second [...]

Australia-US thermal storage technology progresses to demonstration phase

Next-generation solar thermal energy storage technology developed in partnership with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) has reached a major milestone, with the United States Department of Energy announcing it will fund commercial-scale testing. The technology, which has been produced with input from CSIRO, the Australian National University and [...]

Cubico makes 100 MW concentrated solar power acquisition

Cubico Sustainable Investments has completed the acquisition of Grupo T-Solar, a 274MW solar platform with assets across Spain and Italy, from I Squared Capital. Cubico has also acquired the minority shareholding of KKR in Grupo T-Solar’s Spanish photovoltaic assets. The integration of the platform, which has a total enterprise value [...]

U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next decade as part of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the United States’ power sector by 2035. The U.S. Department of Energy said the goal accelerates its previous utility-scale solar cost [...]

New DOE Funding for Concentrated Solar Power: Webinar April 12

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (FY21 PV and CSP) funding program, which will provide $39.5 million for projects that will advance solar PV and CSP research and development (R&D) and help eliminate carbon [...]

2021-03-26T18:39:37+00:0026-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Drone company ventures into niche concentrated solar power market

Multinational drone services group Delta Drone International is venturing into drone inspections on concentrated solar power (CSP) thermal systems – which is “highly niche”, says Delta Drone South Africa group sales and marketing head Camron Pfafferott. CSP systems differ from solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in that, while PV systems [...]

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant advances in tests of pumping molten salts towards the receiver

The Cerro Dominador project has successfully carried out the molten salt pumping tests towards the receiver, being one of the latest milestones of this project that prepares its interconnection to the National Electric System, since it is the prelude to the synchronization of the plant, where the molten salt storage [...]

SolarPACES Lifetime Award Winner Professor Valeriano Ruiz has passed away

The 2010 SolarPACES Lifetime Award Winner Professor Valeriano Ruiz passed away earlier this week. From SolarPACES we would like to express our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends. Professor Valeriano Ruiz was among the earliest pioneers of solar thermal technology in Spain beginning in the 1970s, including pioneering the teaching of solar [...]

The Potential of Concentrated Solar Power for Remote Mine Sites in the Northern Territory, Australia

M. H. Baig,1 D. Surovtseva,2 and E. Halawa1 1Centre for Renewable Energy, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia 2School of Engineering and IT (SEIT), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia Academic Editor: Santanu Bandyopadhyay The [...]

Biden administration reopens DOE loan program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reopened its Loan Programs Office for innovative technologies, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm announced in a speech March 3. "We’re ready to invest in advanced vehicles, carbon capture, advanced reactors, and so much more," Granholm said. The loan office provides access to $40 billion [...]

2021-03-14T11:06:14+00:0014-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power – PV offers lowest cost for Chile

A hybrid Concentrated Solar Power-PV plant with 13 hours of storage is the lowest cost power generation option for low-carbon baseload power in Chile, researchers at the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation said in a new report. The researchers studied four hybrid plant concepts and found that a combined CSP solar [...]

Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, co-founder of ESTELA and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s, has passed away

European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, ESTELA, is sorry to bear the sad news of the passing of Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in 2007 and its Vice-President until 2011 and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s. Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in [...]