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2018: The Year Sees Explosive Expansion of Concentrated Solar Power Capacity Globally

Nearly 40 years have passed since concentrated solar power first saw its commercialization in 1980s. Its position in the global power supply structure has been gradually enhanced. According to CSPPLAZA, by the end of 2017, the global installed CSP capacity has reached 5133MW. Spain remains the world leader in existing CSP capacity as an established … Continue reading 2018: The Year Sees Explosive Expansion of Concentrated Solar Power Capacity Globally

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Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

The concentrated solar power plants has generated electricity for 24 hours a day on the 31st day of July, obtaining the generation record above 100 MW over 723 hours. The concentrated solar power has set a record for monthly electricity generation, reaching 899 GWh in July, according to the REE data (Source: REE) collected by Protermosolar, … Continue reading Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

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SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in the absence of solar radiation, extending … Continue reading SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

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Sandia National Laboratories: 40 years of concentrated solar power research

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, the world’s first multimegawatt solar tower has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization since it was commissioned at Sandia National Laboratories in July 1978. In 1978, Sandia National Laboratories began concentrating solar power research at the newly constructed National … Continue reading Sandia National Laboratories: 40 years of concentrated solar power research

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Current status of concentrated solar power (CSP) globally

According to CSP Today Global Tracker, October 3, 2016, of the 17 commercial-scale projects that are currently being built in the world, 15 include TES (Thermal Storage Systems).   It is estimated that some 13 GWh of thermal energy storage (TES), based almost exclusively on molten salts, was operational in relation to the CSP plants … Continue reading Current status of concentrated solar power (CSP) globally

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Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

Solar thermal energy turns out to be the key to China meeting its climate commitments. A new study investigates the best combination of renewables for providing the lowest cost to power system operators in two of China’s provinces best suited to scale up renewable energy. China’s power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to … Continue reading Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

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Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are part of a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses heat from the sun to turn power-generating turbines. CSP is an alternative to the better known photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity directly from sunlight. Six … Continue reading Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

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Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”), announced today the signing of the financing for its Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP) located in the Atacama desert, in Chile. This milestone will allow the company to finalize the construction of the first combined CSP and photovoltaic project … Continue reading Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

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Abengoa selected as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power complex in Dubai

The project is a part of Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is developed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with the Arabian Company for Water and Power Project (ACWA Power). The company has been selected by Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd. for the design, … Continue reading Abengoa selected as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power complex in Dubai

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Abengoa is awarded two new concentrated solar power projects in China

Abengoa provide the technology and develop the engineering to the LuNeng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal tower plant project, in the Qinghai province. The company will also be responsible for providing the technology and engineering for the Royal Tech Yumen project for a 50 MW solar thermal parabolic trough plant to be constructed in the … Continue reading Abengoa is awarded two new concentrated solar power projects in China

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15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

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Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for 1.7%. Generation of the month … Continue reading Wind energy generated 24.3% in December 2017 in Spain

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GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

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Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

Since spring, the sun has been shining in Jülich at the push of a button and 10,000 times brighter than normal. It is in this town in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia that the German Aerospace Center, DLR, inaugurated its Synlight system comprised of 149 high-output lights that can simulate concentrated solar power. The … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

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Concentrated Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs

Every day our power needs fluctuate causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they crank up the heat. Either way, grid operators must find a way to meet rapid … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs

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Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

The US$880 million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operation. Mott MacDonald was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s financing and construction stages and will now monitor operations in an ongoing role. Awarded during the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent … Continue reading Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

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DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and construction businesses, as well as … Continue reading DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

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Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

Renewable energies generated 30.3%, wind energy 15%, concentrated solar power (CSP) 3.4% and photovoltaic energy 3.9%. Wind energy production in September reached 2,764 GWh, up 7% on that of the same month last year, accounting for 15% of total production. 54.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not emit CO2. Generation … Continue reading Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

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Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By far the largest single-site thermo-solar … Continue reading Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

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DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The contract is awarded to a … Continue reading DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

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