The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)plant, built by Torresol Energy, can store enough heat to operate for 18 hours at full capacity without any additional power from the Sun.
It will also facilitate energy generation projects that will make use of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with a capacity of 26 GW.
The idea for Desertec was dreamt up by a German physicist, Gerhard Knies, who worked out that covering an area of the Sahara desert the size of Wales with solar panels could, in theory, provide all of Europe’s power need
Saudi Arabia’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) potential to be evaluated by HSBC Saudi Arabia, Eversheds LLP and Access Consultants in webinar.
The Middle East represents a huge opportunity for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) because it is the one market which can allow CSP to develop on a major scale, which will then enable the technology to become more viable
Saudi-Arabian DESERTEC Power and the German dii GmbH shall focus on its implementation.
The two main advocates of a European renewable energy revolution driven by a vast grid of desert solar power have split.
Researchers at King Saud University (KSU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have developed, engineered, and built an innovative and low-cost system of concentrating solar collectors.
DESERTEC Power was established to advance the energy supply in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Industry analysts argue that CSP’s long-term edge is not its raw LCOE cost, but its ability to integrate low-cost energy storage.
MENA region is blessed with a quantity of annual sunlight which until recently has been more of a liability than an asset, as large areas of the region’s land is too dry for agriculture.
The report offers solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017.
Desertec boss Paul van Son denies solar plan is in trouble as Siemens and Bosch pull out and Spain turns lukewarm.