EU solar energy strategy

In 18 January 2022 the EC Directorate-General for Energy launched an initiative “Public consultation to feed into new EU strategy on solar energy”, which was open until 12th April 2022. The initiative looked at “how best to achieve the required increase in solar energy capacity. It underlines that the cost-efficient [...]

CEMEX and Synhelion Achieve Breakthrough in Cement Production with Concentrated Solar Power

For the first time ever, CEMEX and Synhelion successfully connected the clinker production process with the Synhelion solar receiver, producing solar clinker. This revolutionary innovation is an initial step to develop fully solar-driven cement plants. CEMEX and Synhelion produced the world’s first solar clinker at the IMDEA Energy solar tower [...]

Bloom Energy demonstrates hydrogen fuel production powered by concentrated solar power

Two companies, Bloom Energy and Heliogen, have announced that they have successfully used concentrated solar power (CSP) for green hydrogen fuel production at a recent demonstration that took place in California. Heliogen was the supplier of the CSP technology that was used for powering the demonstration. Bloom energy used its [...]

World Future Energy Summit 2022 in Abu Dhabi to focus on solar energy

With solar capacity in the Mena region slated to reach up to 8,309 MW by 2022, the most abundant source of renewable energy will come under the spotlight at the Solar Expo & Forum of the World Future Energy Summit 2022 in Abu Dhabi. The Summit, from January 17 to [...]

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 [...]

Could the Sahara Turn Africa into a Solar Superpower?

If all the sunshine hitting the Sahara was converted into energy, enough electricity would be produced to power Europe 7,000 times over. But solar panels reflect less heat back into space compared to sand, which could change the region’s climate – and make it rain more. You may have [...]

Hybrid Solar-Energy–Harvesting Device Enables Uninterrupted Power

Integrated system simultaneously harvests and stores concentrated solar power with low losses for 24/7 power under all conditions. Researchers at the University of Houston have designed a device that efficiently captures solar energy and stores it for use by applications for the internet of things (IoT) and industrial IoT. Unlike [...]

Sahara sun could ensure cleaner future

Harnessing the powerful sunlight over the Sahara Desert could provide renewable energy that reduces carbon emissions and provides fresh economic value to the largely deserted area, analysts said. As global energy demand increases, scientists are looking more seriously at how to convert the scorching heat of the Sahara — [...]

AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That [...]

A solar initiative will help southern Africa shine

Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed electricity in countries all over the world. In sunny southern Africa, however, a historic lack of public-private partnerships outside of South Africa and, until recently, Zambia, to develop such [...]

EU Call for Proposals: Solar Energy in Industrial Processes

The potential of applying solar energy for industrial purposes is still largely untapped. Using solar energy to provide the heat or cooling necessary to industrial processes that need high reliability and high quality heat and cooling and continuous operation requires innovative advances in solar energy technology. Also, industrial processes might [...]

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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]

Field of mirrors in Gobi Desert helps generate concentrated solar power

A pilot project in the Gobi Desert that generates energy out concentrated solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small area, is the first of its kind of China and breaks a number of records in Asia, in terms of [...]

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