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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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Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030. The energy mix will include 61 per cent from natural gas, 25 per cent from solar energy, 7 per cent from clean coal and 7 per cent from nuclear power by 2030. The project will … Continue reading Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

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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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Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

When I wrote two weeks ago that Saudi Arabia is targeting 41-GW of solar electricity generation, a sceptical friend rightly asked me to check this number. I was quoting the American Energy Information Administration Country analysis report. I know the number is staggering but it is achievable considering the consequences of not doing so. In … Continue reading Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market to hit $53.7 bn by 2020

The global market for concentrated solar power (CSP) will reach $53.7 billion by 2020. The forecast has been made by the market research firm Acute Market Reports. According to the report, market for CSP was $1.3 billion in 2013. And growth of the CSP market will be powered by the development of molten salt storage … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market to hit $53.7 bn by 2020

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Concentrated solar power could play a key role in India’s energy future

Concentrated solar power, in which reflective troughs heat up water that is then fed to heat exchangers and turbines to produce electricity, could play a key role in India’s energy future. In central Karnataka state, 120 miles north of Bangalore, the lush jungle of India’s west coast gives way to dry scrubland. Sunflowers, onions, chilis, … Continue reading Concentrated solar power could play a key role in India’s energy future

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China to build concentrated solar thermal power plant

China is set to begin the construction of what is expected to be the largest concentrated solar thermal power plant. The Delingha plant, which will cover 25km of land in the Gobi desert, is slated to have a 200 MW capacity – enough to supply one million homes with electricity. Once fully operational, the plant … Continue reading China to build concentrated solar thermal power plant

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Shanxi, China, with 100 MW

United Photovoltaics Group has won the exclusive rights to develop and construct a 100-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Shanxi province as a demonstration project in a 3-GW governmental scheme.   The company’s unit United Photovoltaics (Changzhou) Investment Co Ltd inked a development agreement for the concentrated solar power (CSP) project with the local … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Shanxi, China, with 100 MW

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Concentrated Solar Power Abengoa announces H1 2015 results

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, recorded revenues of €3,390 million for the first six months of 2015, an increase of 3 % versus the same period of the previous year. EBITDA rose by 9 % to €650 million … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Abengoa announces H1 2015 results

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Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

The wind energy produced 20.3% of electricity until July 2015, 2.4% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. Generation from January to July 2015 In July the renewable energy generated 30,7,8% of electricity in Spain: wind power produced 12.9%, 3.8% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.7%. Generation of July 2015 The peninsular electricity demand … Continue reading Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

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Rioglass to supply receivers for 110 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Israel

The 110-megawatt Concentrated Solar Power plant, the first of its kind in Israel, will produce solar thermal electricity using the parabolic trough method.   The Concentrated Solar Power plant at Ashelim, owned by Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (TASE: SKBN) and Spanish concern Abengoa, today signed an agreement to buy tens of thousands of thermo-solar … Continue reading Rioglass to supply receivers for 110 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Israel

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China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant starts construction with 200 MW

Construction has begun on China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant in the northwestern province of Qinghai.   Occupying 2,550 hectares of the Gobi Desert in Golmud City, the CSP plant will have an installed capacity of 200 megawatts, and be capable of supplying electricity to 1 million households, according to Qinghai Solar-Thermal Power Group. … Continue reading China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant starts construction with 200 MW

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Israel to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Negev desert

Israel signed a deal to build a 4 billion shekel ($1.05 billion) Concentrated Solar Power plant in the country’s south, aimed at boosting electricity production from renewable energy sources, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday. The Finance Ministry has signed off on funding agreement that will enable the construction of an additional NIS 4 billion, … Continue reading Israel to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Negev desert

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Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has announced the international launch of its solar hub at Intersolar North America, a premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Held at San Francisco, California, from July 14 to 16, Intersolar North America brings together businesses and leaders from the most important markets around the globe. … Continue reading Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

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Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

One gigawatt solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), today announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar plants. … Continue reading Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

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