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Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The new law will allow decisive progress towards the decarbonisation of the economy, facilitating an optimal combination of all renewable technologies, such as concentrated solar power, wind energy and PV. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) expresses its satisfaction with the beginning of the processing of the Law on … Continue reading Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

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China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

Following strong early performance, Supcon Solar is implementing cloud impact measures at the 50 MW Delingha Concentrated Solar Power tower to further increase output. In March, China’s Supcon Solar said it had exceeded six-month output targets at its 50 MW Delingha Concentrating Solar Power tower plant in Qinghai Province and recorded average output «fulfilment rates» … Continue reading China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

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Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

Concentrating Solar Power plants could be built at a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of $76/MWh near the city of Copiapo in northern Chile, according to a report by researchers at Santiago’s Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. The researchers estimated solar thermal production, capital costs, operational costs and financial … Continue reading Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

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Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

While COVID-19 has impacted millions of organisations around the world, ‘the world’s largest solar thermal CSP’ build has maintained progress amidst challenging times. The 700 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant Known as project Noor Energy 1 is, “the largest single-site concentrated solar power plant in the world, using a state-of-the-art combination of a central … Continue reading Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

Wind energy contributed 21.3% in April, concentrated solar power 1.2% and photovoltaic 6.8%. 47.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 72.6% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 27.6% and in the Canary Islands by 20.3% compared … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

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Gonzalo Martín, new secretary general of Protermosolar

Gonzalo Martín has extensive experience in concentrated solar power asset management in Spain and South Africa. Gonzalo Martín has been appointed new general secretary of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), with the aim of reinforcing the promotion of solar thermal energy in Spain in the face of the … Continue reading Gonzalo Martín, new secretary general of Protermosolar

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Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

The extraordinary protection measures and the change in the organization of work have allowed the activity of Concentrating Solar Power to continue normally during the entire state of alarm. The fifty solar thermal plants in Spain continue, from the start of the state of alarm, producing renewable energy thanks to the protection measures taken, which … Continue reading Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

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Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the solar thermal project, «the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the concentrating solar power plant and maintain it in a tank storage system.» The development of the Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project met a … Continue reading Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

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Dubai Concentrated Solar Power builders resist COVID-19 to resume major installs

Noor Energy 1 partners are mitigating logistics, cost and labor shortage challenges to keep the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power project on schedule. On March 27, Shanghai Electric hoisted into place a 200-ton thermal oil overflow tank at the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV project in Dubai. Measuring over 52 meters in length, the … Continue reading Dubai Concentrated Solar Power builders resist COVID-19 to resume major installs

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Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is studying requests to build power plants at a total capacity of 6.34GW, of which 2.75GW projects are by the private sector. NREA Head Mohamed Al-Khayat told Daily News Egypt that the potential projects include photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 170MW and wind farms of 250MW … Continue reading Egypt considers 6.3 GW wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV projects

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SUPCON SOLAR released the latest six-month operation data of Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

The monthly generation of SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant hit 13.0134GWh in March 2020 (Feb.26th to Mar.25th), with fulfillment rate of 100.31%, and 11.6352GWh has been delivered to the grid. According to the operation record, the solar thermal plant has run 27 days in this month and stopped generation for 2 days … Continue reading SUPCON SOLAR released the latest six-month operation data of Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

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China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

While a growing number of countries around the world are closing their borders to prevent any further spreading of the coronavirus and COVID/19, China seems to have succeeded in turning the curve around. As a result, Aalborg CSP resumes work with the production of boiler components for the world’s largest solar energy project with storage. … Continue reading China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

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Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

Abengoa’s first full-scope third-party Concentrating Solar Power maintenance contract in Spain comes as new investors, ageing assets and potential new build place greater focus on operational efficiency, experts told New Energy Update. In January, pulp and biomass specialist Ence Energia y Celulosa awarded Abengoa a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for its 50 MW … Continue reading Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

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Concentrated Solar Power Storage for a 100% Clean Energy Southwest

A recent forum in Sacramento sponsored by the World Bank and SolarPACES brought together Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) developers with energy buyers in the US western states to learn from each other how CSP’s low cost thermal energy storage (CSP+TES) fits in with a future 100% renewable grid. The ATA Insights forum; The Role of … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Storage for a 100% Clean Energy Southwest

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Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple: by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided. The filter allows the efficient passage of the radiation used by the … Continue reading Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

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A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center for Renewable Energies under the … Continue reading A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

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Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

This is one of the last milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project executed by Abengoa and Acciona in the Atacama Desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation reflected from the 10,600 heliostats that surround the tower. This is … Continue reading Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

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Shouhang bags 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Tower project in China

Shouhang Hightech Energy Technology Co., Ltd (Shouhang), a leading Concentrated Solar Power project developer and EPC contractor in China, signed the “Cooperation Agreement on the Investment of Jinta 100MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrating Solar Power Project” (agreement) with Jinta County People’s Government of Gansu Province on Feb 21st 2020. As agreed, Shouhang, through a subsidiary … Continue reading Shouhang bags 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Tower project in China

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China Supcon Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant achieved record high performance in Feb. 2020

The monthly generation of China Supcon Delingha 50 WM Concentrating Solar Power tower plant reached record high at 17.1795 GWh in February 2020 (from Jan 26 to Feb 25), with the generation fulfillment rate of 102.9%. Supcon Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower solar thermal project is one of the 1st batch of 20 demonstration … Continue reading China Supcon Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant achieved record high performance in Feb. 2020

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How can Concentrated Solar Power contribute to the European Energy Transition?

On the 17th of March (Tue) afternoon, a workshop will be co-organised by SolarPACES and ESTELA on CSP’s contribution to the European energy transition. How can CSP contribute to the European Energy Transition? Schedule: 15:00 – 17:00     Presentations Climate change challenges and the role of CSP in mitigation in Europe and beyond (M. Blanco, Cyprus … Continue reading How can Concentrated Solar Power contribute to the European Energy Transition?

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