The next-generation of concentrated solar power plants will require high-temperature fluids, such as molten salts in the range of 550 to 750°C, to store heat and generate electricity. At those temperatures, however, molten salts eat away at common alloys used in heat exchangers, piping, and storage vessels of so-called concentrating [...]
Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of [...]
Abengoa selected as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power complex in Dubai
The project is a part of Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is developed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with the Arabian Company for Water and Power Project (ACWA Power). The company has been selected by Shanghai Electric [...]
Thermal storage hasn't garnered the level of industry attention lately as battery storage, which is experiencing quickly falling prices and rising deployments. But thermal storage, and molten salt in particular, actually exceeds the capacity of battery storage in operation so far, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy [...]
A plan to send energy from Tunisia to Britain is underscoring how much the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry now relies on storage for viability.
The GTM Research forecasts 802 megawatts of Concentrating Solar Power for 2013, including Abengoa’s 280-megawatt Solana Generating Station with storage.