Category Archives: Other renewables

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Leading US companies invest heavily in solar energy

U.S. companies are adopting solar power faster than ever before. In the last year, “U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government organizations have blanketed their rooftops and properties with over 1,000 megawatts of new photovoltaic solar installations,” according to the second annual Solar Means Business report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Vote Solar […]

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France is to lend

France is to lend €100-million (R1.3-billion) to South African state company Eskom to help finance a 100 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power plant near Upington in the Northern Cape. Eskom and the French Development Agency (AFD) agreed on Monday night, during French President Francois Hollande's state visit to South Africa, to facilitate the signing of […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Results

NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review literature on life cycle assessments of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review literature on life cycle assessments of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, identify primary sources of variability between these assessments, and, where possible, reduce variability in greenhouse […]

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Abengoa

Solana is the first concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the U.S. with a thermal energy storage system that is able to generate electricity for six hours.     Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has announced that Solana, the world

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Saudi Arabia to Start Solar-Powered Desalination in 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next year,” said Abdallah ben Abdel-Aziz al Sheikh, deputy head of SWCC. “Solar power technologies will be deployed in new desalination plants […]

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