The groundbreaking HiFlex plant in Italy will use DLR's ceramic particle technology to hit extreme temperatures, requiring a fresh approach for steam generation. The high-temperature tower project in Italy forms a key bridge to commercial heat and power applications. (Image credit: Barilla) A concentrated solar heat (CSH) system installed in [...]
The future of thermodynamic solar energy in Italy starts from Sicily, where it was “ideally” born with the burning mirrors of Archimedes from Syracuse. Thanks to the alliance between ENEA and the Italian industry, in fact, the first plant built in Italy that integrates concentrated solar power with photovoltaics will [...]
The production of delicious Italian pasta requires wheat, water and energy. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are now working on methods to power the production and drying processes as sustainably as possible. Objectives include a reduction in the carbon footprint of the [...]
EnergyNext will deliver an industrial thermal battery system to Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) and deploy it in a project for generating renewable steam at the Italian oil and gas major’s site in Sicily. The goal of the particular project at Eni’s Gela refinery is to connect the thermal battery to [...]
Next Thursday, October 5th 2017, in Ottana (Sardinia), the opening ceremony of the first Italian CSP plant, powered solely by solar power without any contribution of fossil fuels, will be celebrated. The solar park, built with Italian technology developed by #CSP-F srl, consists of 9000 square meters of mirrors [...]
Italy’s feed-in tariff for medium-size concentrating solar power plants has supported the installation of a 10,000 m² Fresnel collector array in Sardinia (see photo). The mirrors have been in operation since spring this year and are connected to an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit with 600 kW of nominal electric [...]
Development is underway on the Italian island of Sardinia of a 1.2 MW hybrid microgrid that incorporates concentrating solar power (CSP), a diversion from the more common use of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in microgrids. CSP condenses the sun’s rays into a small area, typically through use of mirrors or [...]
A Concentrated Solar Power plant which produces energy from sun and sand - a promising technology in renewable energy sector - has begun its operation in Italy's Sicily. In the first 2-megawatt modular unit of solar thermo electric power (STEM) technology, solar radiation captured by 786 heliostats is concentrated on [...]
CSP-F is an Italian company belonging to the Fabbrica Energie Rinnovabili Alternative Group, which has been setting up plants for the production and sale of renewable energy since 2001
Italy could potentially have a booming Concentrated Solar Power market, thanks to high DNI levels in the southern parts of the country and in the main islands of Sardinia and Sicily.
Sicily has announced the opening of the concentrated solar power (CSP) facility that uses molten salt as a heat collection medium.
Concentrated solar power generation in North Africa and the Middle East deserts could supply up to 20% of European power. But only if geo-political challenges can be overcome.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant will be using a central tower technology that produces superheated steam to power a steam turbo-generator.