Tests of a new rapid heliostat calibration system show millimetres of error at the receiver and could be tested at commercial plants within a year, Gregor Bern, project manager at Fraunhofer ISE, told Reuters Events. A new heliostat alignment technology developed in Germany highlights the widening range of cost-saving products [...]
Securing cost reductions and carving out routes to grid parity remains as ever the most pressing issue for the CSP industry.
Bright Source Energy recently solicited proposals from international firms for the Ivanpah solar plant in California that is currently undergoing construction.
Seville, Spain hosts the first commercial operation of solar tower technology in the world. According to the report, it features over 1,000 freestanding heliostat mirrors that follow the arc of the sun.
On January 20th, 2011 EnviroMission Ltd. (South Melbourne, Australia) announced that it has received an independent valuation at USD$60 million of its Solar Tower technology, associated intellectual property and developm
Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & controls (I&C) system and two steam turbine-generators for the Ivanpah concentrated solar energy thermal plant in California.
eSolar uses vertical mirrored towers of that perfectly concentrate sunlight on a ground target.