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Concentrated Solar Power should be considered given the need for manageable energy and storage

Mr. José Barragán is the Vice President of Renewables Technical Services at ACWA Power. Founded in 2004 in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a developer, investor, and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants and is currently present in 13 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. It has … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power should be considered given the need for manageable energy and storage

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The cost of Concentrated Solar Power declined by 16%

The cost of renewables, meanwhile, continued to fall even in 2020, despite Covid-linked disruption. The cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV declined by 7% year-on-year, while offshore wind fell by 9%, onshore wind 13% and concentrating solar power by 16%. Between 2000 and 2020, renewables capacity grew more than three times, increasing by 754 … Continue reading The cost of Concentrated Solar Power declined by 16%

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Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

The concentrated solar power plant, built by a consortium formed by Abengoa and Acciona for EIG Global Energy Partners, has a capacity of 110 MW and is the first of its kind built in Latin America. Yesterday, June 8, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal plant was officially inaugurated. It has been built by a consortium … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

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EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

First CSP Plant in Latin America to Provide 100% Renewable Energy on 24-Hour Basis. Facility to Supply Chilean National Electrical System with Flexible, Reliable and Safe Energy. EIG, a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector and one of the world’s leading infrastructure investors, today announced the inauguration of the Cerro Dominador solar complex … Continue reading EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

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Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

The goal of the Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is to accelerate the development and deployment of solar technology to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and decarbonized energy sector by 2050. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure … Continue reading Goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

Projection of the Electrical Coordinator assumes compliance with the installation plan of 2,450 MW of solar, plus another 1,540 MW of wind power. Thus, the sum of these energy sources, hydro NCRE, geothermal energy and others, will exceed the contribution of coal. Coal as a source of electricity generation in Chile has an expiration date. … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic energy displace coal in Chile

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New partnership between Synhelion and Wood accelerates market entry of solar fuels

Swiss solar fuel pioneer Synhelion has entered into a partnership with Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment to rapidly bring solar-based synthetic fuels to market. The two companies are drawing on their strengths – Synhelion’s innovative solar technology and Wood’s industrially established chemical process technology for syngas … Continue reading New partnership between Synhelion and Wood accelerates market entry of solar fuels

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100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

ACWA Power has led South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP to financial close The ZAR 11.6 billion Redstone concentrated solar power plant will power 200,000 households upon completion Redstone CSP Closes Financing May 2021 – ACWA Power Commercial operation scheduled to start in Q4 2023 ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and … Continue reading 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

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Balloons Test Environmental Safety of Advanced Solar Power Tower Tech

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories recently used 22-foot-wide tethered balloons to collect samples of airborne dust particles to ensure the safety of an emerging solar-power technology. The study determined that the dust created by the new technology is far below hazardous levels, said Cliff Ho, the lead researcher on the project. Ho’s team just received … Continue reading Balloons Test Environmental Safety of Advanced Solar Power Tower Tech

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Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

The 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile has been successfully synchronised with the Chilean SEN grid system. The solar thermal plant will inject electricity into the grid in stages over the coming months. “Synchronization kicks off first phase. We then move on to the second phase, which is calibration of the … Continue reading Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

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Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

A novel plan for a 50 megawatt hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project in Mount Isa has got financial backing from Queensland government-owned energy giant Stanwell Energy. The $600 million project, proposed last year by thermal solar specialist Vast Solar, would mix a unique brand of concentrated thermal solar generation with solar PV, gas peaking and … Continue reading Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

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Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

A lack of supportive tenders is endangering the Concentrated Solar Power industry’s quest for lower costs and its leading position in overnight renewable power, a team of researchers told Reuters Events. As PV and battery costs continue to fall, CSP developers face increasing competition in the dispatchable power market. Only a handful of CSP projects … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power build pipeline must hit GWs to fend off Photovoltaic menace

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Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

While coal still dominates the South African energy mix, the contribution from variable renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), wind and concentrated solar power (CSP), surpassed the contribution from nuclear energy for the first time in 2020. This is according to research conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), published … Continue reading Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

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Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, co-founder of ESTELA and a pioneer of Concentrated Solar Power technology, has passed away

European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, ESTELA, is sorry to bear the sad news of the passing of Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in 2007 and its Vice-President until 2011 and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s. Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in 2007 and its Vice-President until 2011, … Continue reading Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, co-founder of ESTELA and a pioneer of Concentrated Solar Power technology, has passed away

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ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar plant, as well as 46% of the Operations & Maintenance Company. The plant is equipped with parabolic trough technology and a molten salt storage system that … Continue reading ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

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ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

As expected, the total volume of 3 GW to be awarded in this first auction in Spain is split into 1 GW of wind power and 2 GW of photovoltaic (PV). As this very first auction is a non-specific tender, neither storage, manageability of delivery with a specific quota reserved for Concentrated Solar Power were … Continue reading ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

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Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: Photovoltaics (PV) combined with battery … Continue reading Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

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Refractaris proposes the new international standard for thermal insulation in concentrated solar power

The Andalusian company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, has proposed a new international standard for thermal insulation for concentrating solar power plants for study and approval. This standard will facilitate the minimum standardization required in thermal insulation of solar thermal power plants in the world and will strengthen their development possibilities in the coming years. The … Continue reading Refractaris proposes the new international standard for thermal insulation in concentrated solar power

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Concentrated solar power prepares its resurrection in Spain after seven years in fallow

Solar thermal was the emblem of the take-off of renewables in Andalusia and the great international commitment of companies such as Abengoa, Sener or TSK. The cut that the Government of Rajoy had to apply in the premiums of renewables in 2012 – when Spain was on the verge of the rescue – short-circuited its … Continue reading Concentrated solar power prepares its resurrection in Spain after seven years in fallow

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