The most commonly used sources of dispatchable renewable energy are reservoir-based hydropower facilities, which can be rapidly ramped up or down by grid operators depending on system power needs. This week's upbeat renewable energy supply outlook by the International Energy Agency (IEA) contained an important but overlooked lament about the [...]
Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase [...]
Is concentrated solar power (CSP) forecast to contribute to energy storage over the next five years?
In addition to PSH and battery storage, concentrated solar power can provide large-scale energy storage, but the way CSP solar thermal storage characteristics differ from those of PSH and stationary batteries prevents direct comparison. Nonetheless, most concentrated solar power plants deployed over the outlook period are expected to include thermal [...]
Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup. The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different [...]
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is expected to grow 87% (4.3 GW) over the forecast period, 32% more than in 2012‑17. China leads at 1.9 GW, followed by 1 GW from Concentrated Solar Power projects receiving multilateral development bank support in Morocco and South Africa, 1 GW in the Middle East, and 300 MW each [...]
Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]
Renewables have been heavily encouraged by policy measures and financial support, with the explicit aim of driving costs down through early deployment.
IEA Reports said solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16 percent of the world's electricity by 2050, while concentrated solar power plants could provide a further 11 percent.
Wind energy should reach 700 MW capacity this year, and next year the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant rated at 160 MW should come on stream.
Photovoltaic solar power seems to get most of the attention when it comes to solar, but concentrated solar power electricity from concentrating solar power plants has also improved a lot in the last five years.
Since 2010, generation of solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) plants has grown strongly worldwide.
The IEA reports that PV could provide 16% of the world’s electricity and concentrated solar power (CSP) could provide another 11%.
Concentrated Solar Power electricity additions were equivalent to the record level achieved in 2012.