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MBR Solar Park are aiding Dubai’s push towards 100 percent clean energy

Dubai’s bid to ensure that 100 percent of its total power capacity comes from clean energy sources by 2050 as part of its Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 is on track, supported by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park). One of the most extensive renewable energy projects taken up … Continue reading MBR Solar Park are aiding Dubai’s push towards 100 percent clean energy

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Vast Solar to build world-leading concentrated solar power plant in South Australia

The Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reductions announced today that Vast Solar has received Australian Government backing to build a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in Port Augusta, South Australia. The plant will generate clean, low-cost, reliable power, and catalyse an export-focussed renewables manufacturing industry creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. … Continue reading Vast Solar to build world-leading concentrated solar power plant in South Australia

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NREL finds up to six-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report, «Estimating the Value of Utility-Scale Solar Technologies … Continue reading NREL finds up to six-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power

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Optimizing Photovoltaic plant returns by adding Concentrated Solar Power

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power is undoubtedly one of the marvels of modern energy generation. Crystalline solar PV panels have become synonymous with clean energy around the world, from the rooftops of Germany to the massive solar farms of the Middle East. As the industry body SolarPower Europe observed in its 2021 Global Market Outlook, “The … Continue reading Optimizing Photovoltaic plant returns by adding Concentrated Solar Power

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Concentrated Solar Power explained

Solar thermal power/electric generation systems collect and concentrate sunlight to produce the high temperature heat needed to generate electricity. All solar thermal power systems have solar energy collectors with two main components: reflectors (mirrors) that capture and focus sunlight onto a receiver. In most types of systems, a heat-transfer fluid is heated and circulated in … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power explained

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NREL Pioneer Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Concentrated Solar Power Research

When it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) research, Mark Mehos has seen the industry growth and solar boom firsthand. Mark Mehos has pioneered thermal systems research at NREL and worldwide since 1986. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL CSP technologies—capturing sunlight to produce heat that drives thermoelectric generation systems—had their beginnings in the mid-1980s, at … Continue reading NREL Pioneer Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Concentrated Solar Power Research

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Botswana plans to erect 200 MW concentrated solar plant

Botswana said its seeking companies to build and operate a 200 megawatt concentrated solar power plant, its biggest clean energy project to date. In an announcement on Tuesday, the Energy Ministry issued an invitation for companies to pre-qualify for the program, which would involve financing its construction and completing the project by 2027. The state-owned … Continue reading Botswana plans to erect 200 MW concentrated solar plant

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Hyperlight Energy signs license with NREL for Concentrated Solar Power receiver that replaces steel with plastic

Improved receiver design is part of company’s technical roadmap, pushing up the performance curve while maintaining world-leading low cost. Hyperlight Energy, a developer of Hylux™, the world’s lowest-cost concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, today announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for … Continue reading Hyperlight Energy signs license with NREL for Concentrated Solar Power receiver that replaces steel with plastic

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Role of Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power Technologies towards Renewable Energy Generation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2030 agenda illustrates the requirement of expanding infrastructure and advancing technology for delivering modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries. Moreover, UNDP also set a goal of increasing the renewable energy share in the global energy. Renewable energy resources are eco-friendly and widely available resources from … Continue reading Role of Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power Technologies towards Renewable Energy Generation

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Abengoa completes construction of three solar fields at the world’s largest concentrated solar power complex in Dubai

The three 200 MW parabolic trough plants are part of phase IV of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR) in the United Arab Emirates. Abengoa has broken a production record by installing 86 collectors per week. A total of 6,360 collectors were installed during construction. Aerial view of a parabolic trough solar … Continue reading Abengoa completes construction of three solar fields at the world’s largest concentrated solar power complex in Dubai

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Spain to launch renewables tenders for Concentrated Solar Power and biomass in April

The Spanish government will launch its next renewable energy tender in April 2022 to award 500 MW to mostly concentrated solar power (200 MW) and biomass (140 MW) -based projects, the ministry for the ecological transition announced today. The ministry published the tender terms to public consultation until January 21.Out of the 500 MW total … Continue reading Spain to launch renewables tenders for Concentrated Solar Power and biomass in April

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Aalborg CSP supplies Energy Storage technology to PTXSALT plant for green conversion of coal-fired plant

Aalborg CSP has received the order to supply its header-coil heat exchanger for steam generation and molten salt circulation system for the Kyoto Group project for a thermal energy storage to be established at Aalborg Forsyning’s green test center at Nordjyllandsværket. Electricity from e.g. wind turbines will be stored in a modular storage solution after … Continue reading Aalborg CSP supplies Energy Storage technology to PTXSALT plant for green conversion of coal-fired plant

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Abengoa receives a visit of the Spanish Business Council in the Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power project

Abengoa develops the Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power project, integrated by three parabolic trough plants of 200 MW each, with 12 hours of molten salt storage, which is part of Phase IV of the world’s largest solar complex, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, in Duba. Abengoa, an international company that applies … Continue reading Abengoa receives a visit of the Spanish Business Council in the Noor Energy 1 Concentrated Solar Power project

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Abengoa completes sale of Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power to Engie

Following completion of the transaction, Engie now holds a 40% equity stake in the Xina Solar One 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, as well as a 46% stake in the Xina Operations & Maintenance Company.The transaction represents a new milestone in the asset divestment plan of Abengoa, which has, since 2017, been focused … Continue reading Abengoa completes sale of Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power to Engie

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SENER launches Solgest-1, the first hybrid concentrated solar power with storage and photovoltaic plant in Spain

SENER Renewable Investments, the SENER Group subsidiary that promotes and develops highly technological renewable energy projects, has launched the first hybrid solar project in Spain that merges CSP technology with molten salt storage and photovoltaic technology. In this design, the SENER group is combining two widely known technologies for its engineering branch. In the case … Continue reading SENER launches Solgest-1, the first hybrid concentrated solar power with storage and photovoltaic plant in Spain

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Study of China’s Optimal Concentrated Solar Power Development Path to 2050

As an important form of clean energy generation that provides continuous and stable power generation and is grid-friendly, concentrated solar power (CSP) has been developing rapidly in recent years. It is expected that CSP, together with wind energy and solar photovoltaic, will constitute a stable, high percentage of renewable energy generation system that will be … Continue reading Study of China’s Optimal Concentrated Solar Power Development Path to 2050

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Spain will launch a third renewable auction for Concentrated Solar Power before the end of 2021

The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge plans to launch a third renewable auction before the end of the year. According to the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen, this third renewable auction will go to solar thermal, biomass and other technologies. In this way, the spanish government would comply with the … Continue reading Spain will launch a third renewable auction for Concentrated Solar Power before the end of 2021

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Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

The Golmud Wutumeiren Multi-energy Complementary Project, which is developed and will be  implemented and constructed by China Green Development Group Qinghai New Energy Company (CGDG Qinghai New Energy), was commenced today. The project is located in Wutumeiren PV&CSP Park, Golmud City, Qinghai Province, with total investment of 19.575 billion CNY (3 billion USD). The planned … Continue reading Golmud 3.82GW PV+Concentrated Solar Power+ESS Multi-energy Complementary Project Commenced

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World record low bid of 39,99/MWh for Concentrated Solar Power in Chile’s auction

The renewable energy auction held this week by the Chilean National Energy Commission (CNE) has not only seen the lowest bid ever recorded for a large scale PV project in Latin America – $0.01332/kWh – but has also delivered a bid of $0.0399/kWh for a concentrated solar power (CSP) project, which is the lowest offer … Continue reading World record low bid of 39,99/MWh for Concentrated Solar Power in Chile’s auction

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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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