Category Archives: Other renewables

Aerial view of TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks in Fukushima

Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will

Three years after the Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear disaster, the Global100RE Ambassadors are highlighting the need to refrain from using hazardous nuclear and fossil energy sources and instead shift towards 100% renewable energy. Ambassadors of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Hans-Josef Fell, Jeremy Leggett, and Ulrich Kelber call on policy makers around […]

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Thematic Research Summary on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The Energy Research Knowledge Centre releases its first Thematic Research Summary on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), aimed at promoting awareness about the current state of CSP research in Europe. Based on research project results, the Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of the developments for concentrating solar power. New, ongoing research projects show the […]

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Nevada is cashing in on renewable energy, wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP)

While Americans know wind and solar energy are clean, they often aren’t aware of the economic success story behind these renewable-energy technologies. Wind and solar power have economic benefits that reach far and wide. They have become increasingly affordable, attracting billions in private development, and today are both mainstream and reliable energy sources across America. […]

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AREVA will promote its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology

California-based AREVA Solar works specifically with applications of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems using Linear Fresnel Reflector technology. AREVA Solar Inc. will promote its solar energy technology applications during U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker’s upcoming trade mission to the Middle East. Scheduled for March 8 to 14, the mission will visit the United Arab […]

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Testing components for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in Morocco and South Africa

The German Aerospace Center is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Ouarzazate, Morocco and in Bokpoort, South Africa. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in […]

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70 countries were in the development stages of 700 geothermal energy projects

he green energy movements are always growing and expanding, but wind and solar typically get more attention than geothermal. Geothermal energy provides a resource that is unaffected by weather conditions, wind and solar are, and therefore offers a viable, green alternative with minimal environmental impact. According to, The Geothermal Industry Association (GIA) reported that […]

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U.S. installs 4.75 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2013

The United States installed 4.34 GW of solar photovoltaics (PV) and 410 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) generation capacity. Continuing its explosive growth, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, photovoltaic installations continued to […]

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The Ivanpah solar system, lead by a joint effort between NRG Solar, Google and BrightSource Energy, went into full service Thursday, providing solar power to California consumers.

The Key to the California Carbon Problem: Tesla electric vehicles and Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power

According to recent research, California is actually the Nation’s second-biggest carbon dioxide emitter, and the biggest problem is the transportation sector. This might come as a surprise when you read about California’s implementation of renewable energy, such as the recent startup of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Ivanpah. In fact, by […]

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Marine energy

EMEC awarded MRCF funding to develop unique tidal energy monit

The Scottish Government has awarded a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to support the further development of an integrated site characterisation and measurement platform for high energy marine environments. The support of the MRCF Array Technology Innovation Programme (ATIP) will enable EMEC to further develop, […]

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Trina Solar Awarded EPC Contract for Jordan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has signed an EPC contract with Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, Jordan, for a 2 MW rooftop solar power plant on the company’s stores and warehouses. […]

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Concentrated Solar Power

How to Reduce Concentrated Solar Power Cost at CSP Focus China 2014

On February 18 the National Energy Administration, in conjunction with the related officials from the national development and reform commission (NDRC), invited the leading CSP players in China including CGN Solar Energy Development, Shenzhen Jinfan Energy, China Power Investment Corporation, China Datang Corporation Renewable Power, Zhejiang Supcon Solar and Huaneng Group attending the electrovalence policy […]

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The Ivanpah solar system, lead by a joint effort between NRG Solar, Google and BrightSource Energy, went into full service Thursday, providing solar power to California consumers.

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Davidson reflected on the LPO funding of over $5.4 billion to utility scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects such as Ivanpah, Solana and Crescent Dunes. In an interview Peter Davidson, the Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) told CSP Today there are huge opportunities for US companies to take what they have learnt […]

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Turning Up the Heat on Advanced Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Components

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology providers need to improve system efficiency and reduce costs to compete with flat-panel PV. Advanced components and thermal energy storage can bring CSP back to the forefront of the solar industry for utility-scale, stand-alone power applications. The opening of the Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant has brought renewed interest […]

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