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2013: An important year for Concentrating Solar Power in the United States

Between now and early 2014 the total generation capacity of concentrated solar power in the United States will increase by more than 120%. Currently, 571.16MW of Concentrated Solar Power capacity has been commissioned in the United States, but with five large-scale projects scheduled for completion in 2013-14 this capacity is set to increase by 120%, a […]

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ESTELA, the European Concentrated Solar Power Association based in Brussels, is looking for a Managing Director

Based in Brussels and responsible for the day-to-day running of the association, the Managing director will develop, in collaboration with the President and the ExCom members, the strategy and activities necessary to fulfill ESTELA´s objectives. ESTELA´s aim is to further the installation of solar thermal electric plants in Europe and countries of he Mediterranean region. […]

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SolarReserve CSP Project Receives Unanimous Approval From California Public Utilities

SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, received unanimous approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to sell power from its 150-megawatt solar project under an amended 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The Rice Solar Energy Project will be the first large-scale solar project in the […]

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Mitsubishi plans biggest solar power project in Tohoku region

Mitsubishi Corporation is really getting its renewable energy game on; with several announcements concerning major wind and solar PV projects in the last week. Mitsubishi said it is developing the solar energy project with full support from Nippon Kasei Chemical Co., as well as cooperation from the Fukushima prefectural and Iwaki city governments. Mitsubishi Corporation […]

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PPA extends completion date of Rice Concentrating Solar Power project from 2013 to 2016

The Rice Solar Energy project will utilize molten salt thermal storage, which will allow it to produce electricity after the sun has set or during cloudy periods. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) between Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E, San Francisco, California, US) and SolarReserve LLC […]

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1.022 GW of photovoltaics was installed in France in 2012

This figure corresponds to a 66.7% increase in solar power output compared to 2011. According to the 2012 French Electricity Report published last week by France’s transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), photovoltaic systems generated 4 TWh last year. In comparison with other types of energy, says the report, solar accounted for 0.79% […]

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Total Capacity of U.S. Department of Defense Renewable Energy Installations Will Quadruple by 2025

The Army, Navy, and Air Force have each established targets of 1 gigawatt of installed renewable energy capacity by 2025. These initiatives have gained considerable momentum, according to the report, and many of the targets will be achieved. Through innovative funding models, such as power purchase agreements (PPAs) and enhanced use leases, some military installations […]

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CPUC Approves 150-MW Concentrating Solar Power Project in California

The solar project will be constructed on approximately 1,500 acres of private land near Blythe. The project will use a concentrated solar power (CSP) design with molten salt storage technology from Pratt & Whitney Rocket. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) for PG&E Corp., the owner of California’s largest […]

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) holds 25 GW of renewable energy potential by 2020

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region holds 25 GW of renewable energy potential by 2020, the California-based international business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimated in its recently released white paper “The Future for ‘Green’ in the GCC’s Energy Sector”. The report focuses on the potential for renewables and smart grids in the GCC, noting […]

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Photovoltaic installations are projected to reach 35 gigawatts (GW) this year, up from 32 GW in 2012

In comparison, industry revenue—measured as the system price multiplied by total gigawatts installed—will retreat to an estimated $75 billion, down from $77 billion last year, and exhibiting an even steeper fall from the market’s peak revenue of $94 billion in 2011. Global photovoltaic (PV) installations will rise this year in a continuing pattern of solid […]

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