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DEWA to add an additional 600MW of clean energy capacity to Dubai’s energy mix in 2021

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that DEWA will add 600 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity using photovoltaic solar panels and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) during 2021. This will increase DEWA’s total power capacity from clean energy to 1,613 [...]

Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The goal of the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the [...]

2021-05-16T16:59:01+00:0015-05-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

US signs pact for up to 5-GW solar power project in Botswana, Namibia

The Biden-Harris administration has signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) regarding a plan to build a solar power complex of up to 5 GW in Botswana and Namibia. According to a Monday announcement, the US government will cooperate with those of the two African nations involved, the African Development Bank, [...]

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: , , , |

Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park phase 3 inauguration

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park, largest single site solar park in the world, will have a capacity of 5 GW to be fully operational by 2030. With phases 1 and 2 are already online, phase 3 was inaugurated in November 2020. To reflect on its 3rd phase of 800 [...]

2021-04-08T13:13:56+00:0008-04-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit “GWs” to fend off PV menace

A lack of supportive tenders is endangering the Concentrated Solar Power industry's quest for lower costs and its leading position in overnight renewable power, a team of researchers told Reuters Events. As PV and battery costs continue to fall, CSP developers face increasing competition in the dispatchable power market. [...]

2021-03-18T15:37:33+00:0011-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Hybrid PV – Concentrated Solar Power has a lower LCOE than gas in Chile

Researchers from the Center for Solar Energy Technologies of Fraunhofer Chile have conducted a comparative analysis which shows that the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE ) in Chile can be achieved by a combination of large scale PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). The Cerro Dominador PV-CSP project [...]

MIT Proposes PV to Discharge Energy from 2,400°C Silicon Thermal Storage

Pumping hot molten silicon is the key to gigawatt-scale thermal storage. “This is the technological step that we made that preceded this,” said Henry. At this scale, you would need to able to pump a very large volume of very hot silicon through the enormous network of carbon graphite pipes. [...]

Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrating solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: [...]

DNV GL advises T-Solar Global Operating Assets to enable 1.4GW solar energy sale in Spain and Italy

DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor due diligence for T-Solar Global Operating Assets that was key for the company sale transaction. The review of the company’s operational and pipeline portfolio included sixty-nine assets and was prepared for potential [...]