Category Archives: Other renewables


Enel Green Power adding 17 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to geothermal energy plant in Nevada

Enel Green Power has started construction of a 17 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant to operate alongside the existing 33 MW Stillwater geothermal power station in Nevada. The Stillwater geothermal energy plant, consisting of two binary-cycle units, will be integrated with the parabolic trough CSP system so that they contribute to the same turbines. […]

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Assembly of solar receiver begins at Khi Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa

CMI Energy won this thermal-solar boiler order in 2012 with the Spanish company Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Abengoa Solar. Operations for assembling the thermo-solar receiverCMI Energy delivers to the Khi Solar One power plant in Upington (South Africa) began in early March. The West Cavity high-pressure drum (100 tons) and part of its support floor (50 […]

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ACORE Releases Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, jointly authored by U.S. renewable energy trade associations from the power, thermal, and fuel sectors. The Outlook assesses the renewable energy marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector, from the perspectives […]

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NRG Energy’s Solar Energy Portfolio (Concentrated Solar Power and PV) Surpasses 1,200 Megawatts

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) through its subsidiaries including NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE:NYLD) and NRG Solar, one of the nation’s largest solar developers, now owns and operates more than 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity. Through these facilities, NRG helps power nearly one million homes at full output with clean, renewable solar energy, which is helping […]

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Clean Edge finds global solar energy deployment exceeds wind power for first time

The global clean-energy picture for 2013 was a classic good news-bad news story, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge, Inc. The industry saw dazzling growth, success, and rising stock prices in some sectors – most notably solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment – but downward […]

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300 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) to be installed in the next five years

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100 gigawatts (GW) annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to the latest edition of NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz. This end-market growth is projected to increase annual PV module revenues, which are forecast to reach $50 billion in 2018. Despite […]

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The parabolic trough CSP plant will have a cutting-edge storage system, being able to generate electricity for five hours after the sunset.

OPIC Board of Directors Approves Commitment to Israel Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant

The Board of Directors of the OPIC approved a $250 million loan to Negev Energy-Ashalim Thermo-Solar, Ltd. to support construction of a 110-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel’s Negev Desert. The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today approved a $250 million loan to Negev Energy-Ashalim Thermo-Solar, Ltd. to […]

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Photovoltaic solar energy now same price as conventional power in Germany, Italy, Spain

Solar energy now costs the same as conventionally generated electricity in Germany, Italy and Spain, a report has revealed. The research has warned, however, that high installation costs are impeding other countries from achieving grid parity. An analysis by consulting firm Eclareon, carried out on behalf of an international group of sustainable energy interests has […]

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India may see slow growth in solar energy capacity addition, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

As on January 31, 2014, cumulative grid-interactive solar power installed capacity in the country stood at 2,208 MW, which was 7 per cent of India’s total renewable power capacity. Several factors are being cited for the slow growth in solar energy capacity addition.   With a few exceptions, there are no Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar […]

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Rwanda to accelerate mini-hydropower plant construction

Rwanda will speed up construction of mini-hydropower plants to boost electricity in rural areas, officials said Friday. Energy Minister Emma Francoise Isumbingabo briefed Rwandan lawmakers on the measures the government has adopted to ensure enough renewable power, such as photovoltaic and wind, as well as mini-hydropower plants will be connected to the national grid. The […]

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