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Concentrated Solar Power: Abengoa and Acciona file lawsuits against Spain’s government

The department led by José Manuel Soria is accumulated judicial affairs. The latter has been derived from the freezing of access tolls January. By the same decisions in the past and had electric resources pending. Now also have suggested associations renewable and other green companies. Acciona has been the latest addition-and certainly the most important, … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: Abengoa and Acciona file lawsuits against Spain’s government

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BrightSource and Alstom seek local lenders for Megalim Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Israel

BrightSource and Alstom have approached local and international lenders about a financing for the Eu575 million ($743 million) Megalim CSP in Israel. BrightSource’s only current international solar thermal projects are both located in Israel’s Negev Desert: the 6MW Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC), operational since 2008; and the 121MW Megalim project, which it is developing … Continue reading BrightSource and Alstom seek local lenders for Megalim Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Israel

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Planned call for bids for four pilot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants in India

India plans to auction four concentrated solar thermal power projects with a combined 120 megawatts of capacity, the Hindu Business Line reported. The government-run Solar Energy Corp. of India will call for bids in a year, the newspaper reported. The projects will be eligible for 10.2 billion rupees ($183 million) of government grants, it said. … Continue reading Planned call for bids for four pilot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants in India

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Crescent Dunes site visit announced for CSP Today USA in June

This week CSP Today have announced that attendees of CSP Today USA 2013 (26-27 June, Las Vegas) will be given a unique opportunity to visit SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project on 28 June, a 110MW molten salt power tower plant currently under construction near Tonopah, Nevada. Crescent Dunes is expected to be completed and … Continue reading Crescent Dunes site visit announced for CSP Today USA in June

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A solar power research and test centre for Morocco

The German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is devising plans for a solar power research and test centre in Morocco on behalf of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen). The long-term objective for this new centre is the development of a competitive solar power industry in Morocco. The project is … Continue reading A solar power research and test centre for Morocco

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Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the global leader in solar enhanced oil recovery, today announced the successful commissioning of the Middle East’s first solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project. Similar facilities have been gathering sunlight in the Southern California desert for years, using the … Continue reading Using Concentrated Solar Power to pump oil

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Concentrated Solar Power: Investment funds gearing up to sue Spanish government

International investment funds with shares in Spanish Concentrated Solar Power plants are gearing up to take Spain to international courts. Major foreign investment funds with solar thermal interests in Spain are mobilizing to launch the relevant procedures to bring the Kingdom of Spain to international arbitration of investment under the Treaty which has the Energy … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: Investment funds gearing up to sue Spanish government

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Infinia Raises $8.3 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Systems

Infinia Corp., a producer of systems that convert concentrated solar power into electricity, has raised about $8.3 million since January as part of a private financing round, according to regulatory filings. The company received $1.5 million as part of a convertible note financing with two existing shareholders, Infinia Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Williams said today … Continue reading Infinia Raises $8.3 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Systems

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Ouarzazate CSP plant in Morocco

Construction on Morocco’s 160 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Ouarzazate began on Friday with a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony by King Mohammed VI. Built by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Ouarzazate 1 is set to go online in 2015. The German government has pledged €115 million in support for Morocco’s ambitious … Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony for Ouarzazate CSP plant in Morocco

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World Bank to loan USD 660 million to support CSP in the MENA region

Through the plan, the African Development Bank (AfDB, Tunis, Tunisia) and World Bank will support CSP plants in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead on Friday, May 3, to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to proceed with an updated version of … Continue reading World Bank to loan USD 660 million to support CSP in the MENA region

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Dow’s CSP technology helps save more than 3.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year

Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the Middle East’s rapidly growing solar industry, The Dow Chemical Company will showcase its innovative range of solutions for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry at the CSP MENASOL 2013 5th North Africa & Middle East Solar Conference & Expo. The event is scheduled to take place in Dubai, United … Continue reading Dow’s CSP technology helps save more than 3.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year

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CSP funds prepare lawsuits against Spain

According to the Spanish Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), between 35 and 40 percent of investment in the capital of the Spanish concentrated solar power plants are foreign. Major foreign investment funds with solar thermal interests in Spain are mobilizing to launch the relevant procedures to bring the Kingdom of Spain to international arbitration of investment … Continue reading CSP funds prepare lawsuits against Spain

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Construction begins on 160 MW Concentrating Solar Power plant in Morocco

Built by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Ouarzazate 1 is set to go online in 2015. The German government has pledged €115 million in support for Morocco’s ambitious project. A stalwart supporter of Morocco’s renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts for years, Germany has become Europe’s most significant partner in the building … Continue reading Construction begins on 160 MW Concentrating Solar Power plant in Morocco

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Plans for 1.1GW of Concentrating Solar Power in MENA approved

The governing body of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved a modified plan that will see Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia install over 1.1GW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in the region. The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead on Friday, May 3, to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, … Continue reading Plans for 1.1GW of Concentrating Solar Power in MENA approved

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Value in Concentrated Solar Power to Add to Electric Grid Calculated

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator … Continue reading Value in Concentrated Solar Power to Add to Electric Grid Calculated

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Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan

The US $7.6 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) gave the go-ahead on Friday, May 3, to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to proceed with an updated version of a sweeping plan to create an unprecedented 1,120 megawatts (MW) of energy from Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) for the region. The plan will receive US … Continue reading Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan

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Middle East Emerging As Solar Energy Investment Hub

Middle East countries, due to their arid climatic conditions, enjoy a great deal of sunlight throughout the year. The solar potential of the Middle East countries is supposed to be one of the highest in the world. Middle East is a rainless region which experiences clear skies for 80% of the year, thus, continuous solar … Continue reading Middle East Emerging As Solar Energy Investment Hub

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