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Gonghe Concentrated Solar Power in Qinghai Province runs a record 19 of 24 hours

803,000 kwh! The single-day power generation of Qinghai Gonghe CSP Power Station hit a new high! On July 21, the optimized operation mode of Qinghai Gonghe Solar Thermal Power Station generated a single day of 803,000 kWh of power generation, and the operating time of the unit was 19 hours. The daily production index is … Continue reading Gonghe Concentrated Solar Power in Qinghai Province runs a record 19 of 24 hours

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Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

Plans to build Australia’s first commercial scale concentrated solar power plant in Port Augusta have taken a step forward with a new partnership. Vast has partnered with global design and manufacturing firm Contratos y Diseños Industriales (CYD) to facilitate early design work on its VS1 project, a 30MW/288MWh plant in South Australia. CYD will begin … Continue reading Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

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Assessment of concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

The objective of this research is to investigate the implementation of two concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies in the 28 devoted locations in Egypt, in order to select the optimum site-specific CSP technology. This may be achieved by a validated thermo-economic simulation of power plants using the Sam advisory model and an investigation of the … Continue reading Assessment of concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

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MASEN has shortlisted six consortia to build Morocco’s next Concentrated Solar Power project at Midelt

Morocco is about to award a new contract for the construction of a hybrid solar power plant in Midelt, a city located in the Atlas Mountains. The project, known as Noor Midelt II, is part of the country’s ambitious plan to increase its renewable energy capacity and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. NOOR III … Continue reading MASEN has shortlisted six consortia to build Morocco’s next Concentrated Solar Power project at Midelt

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Unlocking the potential of concentrated solar power with linear Fresnel reflectors

Concentrated Solar Power, a renewable energy source with immense potential, is becoming increasingly crucial in our efforts to combat climate change and transition to a sustainable future. However, the efficiency of solar power systems is a key concern that needs to be addressed in order to fully realize their potential. In this context, Linear Linear … Continue reading Unlocking the potential of concentrated solar power with linear Fresnel reflectors

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Exploring the Global Impact of High-Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power on Energy Markets

The future of renewable energy is looking brighter than ever, thanks to the emergence of high-efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. As the world grapples with the urgent need to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, CSP has the potential to play a significant role in reshaping global energy markets. With its ability … Continue reading Exploring the Global Impact of High-Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power on Energy Markets

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Luis Crespo, honorary president of the Spanish Concentrated Solar Power employers’ association Protermosolar

Protermosolar is the association that represents the Spanish sector of the Concentrated Solar Power industry, in which Spain is the international leader both in terms of installed power and the participation of its companies in international projects. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry (Protermosolar) has approved at its general meeting the … Continue reading Luis Crespo, honorary president of the Spanish Concentrated Solar Power employers’ association Protermosolar

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Spain raises its wind power and solar energy goal by 23% for 2030 to 160 GW

The Spanish government has revised its energy and climate plan (PNIEC) to increase its installed renewable capacity target to 160 GW by 2030, 23% more than the 123 GW previously forecast, while also contemplating tripling the hydrogen target .This figure would represent 75% of the country’s total capacity of 214 GW expected by the end … Continue reading Spain raises its wind power and solar energy goal by 23% for 2030 to 160 GW

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University of Florida and Synhelion to scale up concentrated solar power hydrogen energy solution

Synhelion and its partner, University of Florida, announced today that their joint project has been awarded US$ 2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The project aims to accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technology to produce green hydrogen for industrial decarbonization and … Continue reading University of Florida and Synhelion to scale up concentrated solar power hydrogen energy solution

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High-Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power (HECSP) Technologies and Applications

The global energy landscape is undergoing a massive transformation, driven by the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Renewable energy sources, such as solar power, are playing an increasingly important role in this transition. One promising technology that has the potential to revolutionize the solar industry is … Continue reading High-Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power (HECSP) Technologies and Applications

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Vast Advances Utility-Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant as Worley Commences Engineering

Basic engineering of Vast’s 30MW VS1 Port Augusta Concentrated Solar Power Project to be completed by July with groundbreaking slated for 2024. Vast Solar Pty Ltd (Vast), a renewable energy company specialising in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) energy systems that generate zero-carbon, utility-scale, dispatchable electricity and industrial process heat, today announced it has awarded … Continue reading Vast Advances Utility-Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant as Worley Commences Engineering

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Heliostat Consortium Unveils Funding Awards to Facilitate Affordable and Accessible Heliostat Deployment

The Heliostat Consortium, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, has announced seven awardees from a request for proposals aimed at reducing the cost of heliostats and creating new market opportunities for the industry. Heliostats are mirrors that track the sun to reflect concentrated sunlight to a receiver, where it can … Continue reading Heliostat Consortium Unveils Funding Awards to Facilitate Affordable and Accessible Heliostat Deployment

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Each MW of concentrated solar power can replace each MW of natural gas and achieve the decarbonization of the electricity sector

Each MW of solar thermal power can replace each MW of gas and achieve a total transition of the electricity sector, which would imply the substitution of current natural gas plants, as can be seen from the study carried out by Protermosolar in collaboration with the Comillas Pontifical University, which analyzes the technical and economic … Continue reading Each MW of concentrated solar power can replace each MW of natural gas and achieve the decarbonization of the electricity sector

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Oman weighs Concentrated Solar Power project at Duqm

A first-of-its-kind Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project is envisioned for development near Duqm in Al Wusta Governorate as part of Oman’s pivot away from gas-powered electricity generation to renewables-based sources. The initiative, subject to the findings of a feasibility study, will add to a mixed portfolio of renewable resources and technologies being explored by the … Continue reading Oman weighs Concentrated Solar Power project at Duqm

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Concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies: Status and analysis

Concentrated solar power (CSP) technology is a promising renewable energy technology worldwide. However, many challenges facing this technology nowadays. These challenges are mentioned in this review study. For the first time, this work summarized and compared around 143 CSP projects worldwide in terms of status, capacity, concentrator technologies, land use factor, efficiency, country and many … Continue reading Concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies: Status and analysis

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China dominates German photovoltaic imports in 2022

Europe and especially Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus should bet much more on 24-hour manageable Concentrated Solar Power or solar thermal and not so much on photovoltaics imported from China. We are replacing Russia with China.Concentrating Solar Power, CSP or Solar thermal energy would today be less expensive than photovoltaic if much more had … Continue reading China dominates German photovoltaic imports in 2022

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Next-Generation Concentrated Solar Power Particle Receivers Enable Inexpensive Electricity Generation with Energy Storage

To help propel new forms of renewable energy, the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has been encouraging development of next generation concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. CSP systems offer a distinct advantage over photovoltaics by enabling energy storage through means other than batteries. CSP uses a field of mirrors (heliostats) to concentrate sunlight … Continue reading Next-Generation Concentrated Solar Power Particle Receivers Enable Inexpensive Electricity Generation with Energy Storage

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CEMEX, Sandia Labs, and Synhelion to scale concentrated solar power technology to produce cement

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. («CEMEX») announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy awarded US$3.2 million to Solar MEAD, a joint project headed by CEMEX, Sandia National Laboratories, and Synhelion, which aims to decarbonize cement production. Solar MEAD aims to replace the use of fossil fuels with concentrated solar thermal (“CST”) energy in clinker production, … Continue reading CEMEX, Sandia Labs, and Synhelion to scale concentrated solar power technology to produce cement

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Vast, a Market-Leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Company, To Go Public

Vast Solar has agreed to combine with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Nabors Industries (NBR.N) in a deal which will take the Australian company public in New York at a valuation of up to $586 million, the companies told Reuters. SPAC Nabors Energy Transition Corp (NETC.N) is combining with Sydney-based Vast, which … Continue reading Vast, a Market-Leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Company, To Go Public

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Position paper from ESTELA, DCSP and Protermosolar on New Electricity Market Design

The European Commission has published a Consultation on the Electricity Market Design. The Commission is particularly concerned about high electricity prices and has the objective to ensure consumers – both households and companies– can access affordable and secure energy from sustainable and renewable sources both now and in the long term. ESTELA, DCSP and Protermosolar … Continue reading Position paper from ESTELA, DCSP and Protermosolar on New Electricity Market Design

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