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French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

French Government approves 12 MW solar plant in Corsica equipped with Solar Euromed’s innovative Concentrating Solar Power technology. French Minister Delphine Batho for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, announced on July 27th the outcome of the national solar tender launched by the French Regulatory Commission of Energy for the implementation of solar power plants above … Continue reading French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

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French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

The government of France has selected bids for 541 MW of solar energy plants of various technologies through two requests for tenders (RFTs), including 21 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Under the first RFT for 100 to 250 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, the government identified 109 projects for a total of … Continue reading French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

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ADEQ Issues Aquifer Protection Permit to Solana’s Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced that an aquifer protection permit has been issued to Arizona Solar One LLC to operate Solana Concentrating solar Power near Gila Bend, which is expected to be Arizona’s largest solar electric generating station. The 280-megawatt power plant is expected to begin operation later this year with a projected life of more … Continue reading ADEQ Issues Aquifer Protection Permit to Solana’s Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

Solar Millennium AG (S2M), a developer in insolvency proceedings, sold its 26 percent in a concentrating solar thermal power project in Spain to a unit of German utility Steag GmbH.   It agreed to sell the interest in the 50-megawatt Arenales concentrated solar power project near Seville, according to Bloomberg.   The concentrating solar power … Continue reading Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

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Western Australia’s concentrating solar thermal power can power world electricity 50 times over

Western Australia’s concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) potential has been assessed in a world first study that has found previous assumptions overestimate realistic site suitability for the technology. The study published in Energy Policy, aimed to realistically assess Concentrating Solar Power site suitability and found it is highly dependent on the availability of infrastructure and … Continue reading Western Australia’s concentrating solar thermal power can power world electricity 50 times over

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Spain and the US shine the brightest in the concentrating solar thermal power market

Solar thermal power projects in the pipeline mean the global Concentrated Solar Power market is expected to grow from a 2011 installed capacity total of 1,546MW to 47,462.9MW in 2020, climbing at a Compound Annual Interest Rate (CAGR) of 44%. An increase in the cost of fossil fuels and supporting government policies (as well as … Continue reading Spain and the US shine the brightest in the concentrating solar thermal power market

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Concentrated solar power demonstration project under way in Gauteng

Sustainable energy specialist Bluhm Burton Energy (BBEnergy), the newest member of Bluhm Berton Engineering Group, is building a new concentrating solar power (CSP) collector demonstration plant at power utility Eskom’s facility in Rosherville. BBEnergy funded the development of earlier prototypes and unveiled its locally developed product prototype in late 2010. The CSP collector uses the … Continue reading Concentrated solar power demonstration project under way in Gauteng

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SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators General Electric, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation and Thar Energy LLC have       been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy  to develop a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander for concentrating solar power plants. The award was given  through DOE’s SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar … Continue reading SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

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Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

REVE The HITECO project, co funded by the European Program FP7, aims to develop a new solar receiver that will increase the parabolic-trough efficiency, reaching an operating temperature above the current limit of 400º C of the heat transfer fluid. HITECO’s new concept of solar receivers for high temperature will reduce the cost of the … Continue reading Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

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Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

The final 50 MW of the 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) allocation according to South Africa’s current renewable energy independent procurement programme was awarded to a joint venture between Saudi Arabian developer of power and water projects, ACWA Power International, and South African developer Solafrica. The Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project has selected parabolic … Continue reading Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

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Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

In the south of Spain, a novel solar plant backed by five Swiss electricity companies is beginning commercial operations after a lengthy test phase, with plans to provide power to up to 12,000 households. Four rivers, two marshes, rice paddies, almond trees, farms and small businesses: the town of Calasparra is removed from the usual … Continue reading Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. However there is still a lot of hype clouding … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

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Chile: tender for the construction of a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant

The Chilean government will provide $85 million in total subsidies for renewables –The first $20 million will go to the winner of a tender process to be launched in September –Chile unlikely to reach target of increasing renewables to 20% of the country’s matrix by 2020 Despite initially ruling out subsidies to renewable energy projects, … Continue reading Chile: tender for the construction of a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant

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