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Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar power projects, you will find … Continue reading Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

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Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent

Khi Solar One has 50 MW of installed capacity and a two-hour storage capacity, incorporating cutting-edge technology developed by Abengoa. Following commissioning, the plant is officially handed over to Khi Solar One Pty. Ltd, a corporation that is made up of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Khi Community Trust and Abengoa. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international … Continue reading Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent

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CSIRO sells concentrated solar power technology to China

Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.In continued emphasis on mitigation and adaptation, CSIRO has partnered with Chinese company Thermal Focus, following China’s announcement to produce 1.4 GW of CST by 2018, and 5 GW by 2020. This would double the world’s installed CST plants.   … Continue reading CSIRO sells concentrated solar power technology to China

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IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s solar power industry, part of … Continue reading IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

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The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the attention of the majority of … Continue reading The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

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Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

New technologies are often caught in a bind. Their true value only emerges once people begin to use them, but until they have a proven track record few are willing to try. Breaking out of that bind and establishing a track record requires someone with vision – who can both recognize the potential inherent in … Continue reading Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

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Anniversary of South Africa’s launching 450 MW Concentrated Solar Power allocation in REIPPPP Rd 4.5

South Africa launched in July 2015 round 4.5 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to procure an additional 1.8 GW of renewable energy capacity. News says some 450 MW of the capacity is to be allocated to CSP projects and seven CSP projects were bid. One year has passed after the … Continue reading Anniversary of South Africa’s launching 450 MW Concentrated Solar Power allocation in REIPPPP Rd 4.5

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ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW  concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa in September, Terence Govender, SolarReserve’s vice president of development was quoted as saying by news agency Ecofin.   The project was selected within the 3.5 bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

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Masdar consortium wins Dubai 800 MW concentrated solar power deal

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced today the selected bidder for the 800 megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will be constructed based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister … Continue reading Masdar consortium wins Dubai 800 MW concentrated solar power deal

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Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 hours, equivalent to almost six … Continue reading Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

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SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country’s generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. It should be noted that … Continue reading SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

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Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

The Khi Solar One plant has been developed by Abengoa and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and began operating in February, 2016.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, together with the IDC and Khi Community Trust, … Continue reading Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

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Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean Ministry of National Assets made … Continue reading Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

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OPIC partners with Solarreserve and ACWA power to develop landmark South African concentrated solar power plant

As part of Secretary John Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today signed an agreement with U.S. based energy developer SolarReserve and Saudi Arabia based ACWA Power , recognizing OPIC’s $400 million commitment of debt financing to support the development of the Redstone Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project … Continue reading OPIC partners with Solarreserve and ACWA power to develop landmark South African concentrated solar power plant

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China eyes huge Concentrated Solar Power project

The industrial scale of solar thermal power needs to be expanded, and an industrial chain on thermal equipment manufacturing and processing should be established, according to an announcement by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Wednesday.   To achieve that, the statement demanded, the pilot projects must be large enough to be used commercially, with … Continue reading China eyes huge Concentrated Solar Power project

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Concentrated solar power a better alternative for Africa

In recent years, we have seen a global move towards the use of renewable energy, in particular photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. However, PV generation is not necessarily the obvious choice for Africa. Concentrated solar power (CSP) may be a better alternative, as it is particularly suited to sunbelt countries. South Africa is seen by many … Continue reading Concentrated solar power a better alternative for Africa

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SolarReserve Receives Award From U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Develop Advanced Design Concentrated Solar Technology

SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, announced today that it is the recipient of a CSP APOLLO program award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO) program funds research and development … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives Award From U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Develop Advanced Design Concentrated Solar Technology

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Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

The Concentrated Solar Power plant, with full capacity at 1.6 MW, benefitting over 20,000 customers, is the largest in East Africa. One of the largest Concentrated Solar Power plants in East Africa has been inaugurated in Uganda on Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria, as the region sets the pace in electricity generation investments. The Concentrated … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For 260 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology, has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to develop one of the world’s largest solar projects with energy storage. Utilizing SolarReserve’s proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Copiapó Solar Project, scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2019, will deliver … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For 260 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Chile

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New US tax credit proposal would raise Concentrated Solar Power incentives from 2017

A new Investment Tax Credit proposal linked to installation costs would raise CSP tax breaks from the end of 2016, the point at which the 30% credit for all solar projects is currently scheduled to drop to 10%. The new ITC proposal has been presented by Amit Ronen, who strategized the 8-year extension of the … Continue reading New US tax credit proposal would raise Concentrated Solar Power incentives from 2017

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