BA Student Devises Algorithm to Optimize Tower Concentrated Solar Power Preheating Strategy

Much of the research covered at SolarPACES in concentrated solar power (CSP) is advanced by international post-docs and professors, but as the need for climate solutions advances, it is drawing the attention of younger researchers with STEM backgrounds in mathematics, physics and chemistry.   One of the new solar tower [...]

2022-09-02T19:04:50+00:0002-09-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

158 GWh – Annual Generation of SUPCON Delingha 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project

The operational data of SUPCON Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Project arrived as expected. From August 6, 2021 (after the completion of the turbine rectification) to August 5, 2022, the cumulative actual power generation of the plant for the complete year was 158 GWh, reaching 108% of the annual design power [...]

On-Sun Test of Novel Solar Combined-Cycle

A new paper (Experimental Testing of a 300 kWth Open Volumetric Air Receiver (OVAR) Coupled with a Small-Scale Brayton Cycle. Operating Experience and Lessons Learnt) describes an on-sun test at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) testing site in Spain of a design for a CSP plant with a novel [...]

Height optimization analysis of receiver tower of tower-type Concentrated Solar Power plant

Receiver tower is the main structure in the heat-collecting system of tower-type solar thermal power plant and the tallest structure in solar thermal power plants. The main difficulty in the construction of receiver tower is to control the construction cost on the basis of ensuring the safe production and operation [...]

The story behind the successful operation of SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Recently, Cosin Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (Cosin Solar for short) announced that SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant has generated 146GWh electricity in the last 11 months, exceeding the designed annual power generation. It has become the first CSP Plant to achieve and exceed designed [...]

SUPCON Concentrated Solar Power sets World’s First Annual Record for Molten Salt Tower Generation

As of July 5, 2022, Cosin Solar’s pilot project the SUPCON Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant generated 755 MWh of electricity in a single day. With this latest single-day generating record, the plant has now achieved an annual record as well. In just 11 months, the plant has [...]

How will the pellet tower Concentrated Solar Power system lift several tons of hot sand?

Sandia Laboratories, USA, recently published a paper on the heat transfer cost analysis of using sand particles such as bauxite as heat transfer medium to transfer heat at temperatures up to 1500°C in tower solar thermal (CSP) power generation technology. The subject is one of the first to fully investigate [...]

Jinta ZhongGuang Solar “100MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power + 600 MW PV” Project site leveling works officially started

On March 25, Jinta ZhongGuang Solar "100MW Tower CSP + 600MW PV" project site leveling works started, which marked the full-scale construction phase of the project. The preliminary development and construction of the project is progressing smoothly. In terms of engineering design, initial design and detailed geological survey have been completed, and the construction drawing is being designed, and heliostat [...]

How China’s Cosin Solar Solved Some Tower Concentrated Solar Power Challenges

Known then as Supcon Solar, Cosin Solar developed two tower projects in China’s pilot CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) program; as technology and core equipment provider on PowerChina Gonghe 50MW tower CSP, and developing the Supcon Delingha 50MW tower CSP. These were two of the five tower CSP demonstration projects that [...]

How Did Cosin Concentrated Solar Power Tower Reach Projected Performance So Fast?

Cosin Solar (previously Supcon Solar) seemed to burst on the global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) scene as a fully fledged Chinese CSP firm. Among China’s pilot projects, the Supcon Delingha 50 MW tower CSP with 7 hours of storage in Qinghai Province was among the few to succeed in China’s [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Tower To Be Transformed Into Iconic Landmark For Beijing 2022

Renovation of the concentrated solar power tower located in Beijing's Yanqing district has started and is expected to become an iconic landmark for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The project, scheduled to be completed in January of 2022, will see the 119.5 meters tower bear a giant Olympic rings logo [...]

Dual-tower CSP plants: optical assessment and optimization with a novel cone-tracing model

Highlights • Dual-towers are 1.5 points more optically efficient than single-towers. • Tower selection algorithm enhances the field cosine factors by 3.5 points. • Spillage losses computed with a novel cone-tracing model. • Difference with SolTrace: 0.43% (spillage) and 0.84% (shading and blocking). • Optimized heliostat fields exceed the [...]

2021-06-28T15:23:45+00:0028-06-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Shanghai Electric Makes Significant Progress on the CSP Tower and Parabolic Trough Plant in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Shanghai Electric ("Shanghai Electric" or "the Company") (601727.SS and 02727.HK) announced that the first molten salt tank hydro test for the Parabolic Trough Plant-II (PT2) of the fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was carried out on May 9, the positive results of which laid a crucial [...]

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