Tag Archives: Concentrating Solar Power

Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has announced the international launch of its solar hub at Intersolar North America, a premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Held at San Francisco, California, from July 14 to 16, Intersolar North America brings together businesses and leaders from the most important markets around the globe. … Continue reading Masdar’s solar energy hub launched at US event

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Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

One gigawatt solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the leader in solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR), today announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar plants. … Continue reading Oman to Build Concentrated Solar Power Plant to Extract Oil

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Sandia lab starts testing of better storage tech for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Testing heats up at Sandia’s Concentrated Solar Power Tower with high temperature falling particle receiver. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuously recirculating falling particle receiver to … Continue reading Sandia lab starts testing of better storage tech for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

Between January and June renewable energy in Spain produced 42.7% of the electricity in Spain: wind power 21.7%, 2.1% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.2%. The production of wind power totaled 2,889 GWh, up 11.8% from the same period last year, and has made 14.1% of total production. In June, the generation from renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

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The future of Concentrated Solar Power in China

China-U.S. collaboration on solar thermal power generation, also known as Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), has been underway for some time. As the world’s two largest economies, energy consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, the U.S. and China are uniquely positioned to cooperate – on policies, programs and technologies – in a way that can mutually … Continue reading The future of Concentrated Solar Power in China

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2014 grew 27% to 4.4 GW

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market remains less established than most other renewable energy markets. Nonetheless, the sector continued its near-decade of strong growth with total capacity increasing 27% to 4.4 GW. Although parabolic trough plants continued to represent the bulk of existing capacity, 2014 was notable for the diversification of technologies in operation, with … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in 2014 grew 27% to 4.4 GW

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Elecnor plans 105 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

The Camarones concentrated solar power (CSP) project consists in a solar power tower with a 220-kV grid connection, to be built with a total investment of USD 800 million (EUR 706.1m).   Chile’s environmental authorities in the northern Arica region accepted for evaluation a 105-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project submitted by Elecnor Chile SA, the … Continue reading Elecnor plans 105 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

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Cornerstone Laid At Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant In Israel

Megalim Solar Power Ltd. has hosted a cornerstone ceremony for its 121 MW Ashalim Plot B concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Israel’s Negev Desert. Megalim Solar Power hosted a Cornerstone Ceremony in the southern Negev desert region of Israel to celebrate progress on the Ashalim solar project, one of the largest of its kind … Continue reading Cornerstone Laid At Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant In Israel

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Wind energy generated 25% of electricity in Spain

Renewable energy produced 50% of electricity in Spain in May: Wind power generated 25%, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 3.6% and photovoltaic solar energy 4.5%. So far in 2015 the renewable energy produced 44% of electricity in Spain in May: 23.3% wind power generated outpacing nuclear energy, 1.7% Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and photovoltaic solar energy 3%. … Continue reading Wind energy generated 25% of electricity in Spain

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Abengoa obtains environmental approval for Atacama 2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant

The Atacama 2 solar energy complex will consist of a 110 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower plant and a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant. Abengoa has obtained a favorable environmental rating for Atacama 2, a 210 MW solar complex located near Sierra Gorda, in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile.   Atacama 2 will … Continue reading Abengoa obtains environmental approval for Atacama 2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant

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SENER signs contract for 500 million Euros in the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex

Following a contract won in Morocco worth more than 500 million Euros, the technology and engineering group SENER is beginning construction of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants Noor II and Noor III. Together with Noor I, they comprise the biggest thermosolar complex in the world and boast a production capacity of more than 510 MW. … Continue reading SENER signs contract for 500 million Euros in the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex

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Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

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Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power

This MoU sets cooperation terms for the development of dispatchable concentrated solar power plants, in particular Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), in Egypt. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New and … Continue reading Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power

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Peugeot selects Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant as backdrop for new 308 R Hybrid ad campaign

The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant, owned by Torresol Energy and designed and build by SENER, is chosen once again as the backdrop for an ad campaign.    This time, the car manufacturer Peugeot is advertising its new 308 R Hybrid among the heliostats of the innovative thermoelectric plant. The model will make its debut … Continue reading Peugeot selects Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power plant as backdrop for new 308 R Hybrid ad campaign

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Acciona considers listing renewable energy business in Europe

Acciona Energia Internacional has a net generating capacity of around 2,200 megawatts in wind energy, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power plants in 11 countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Poland and South Africa. Acciona is considering listing its renewable energy business in Europe, instead of the United States as it had … Continue reading Acciona considers listing renewable energy business in Europe

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SENER and ACCIONA to build the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power complex in South Africa for more than EUR 500 million

SENER and ACCIONA together form the consortium chosen to develop the turnkey project of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant. This complex is led by GDF SUEZ with South African partners and has been selected by the South African Department of Energy (DOE) to form part of the country’s renewable energy development program (REIPPP), with … Continue reading SENER and ACCIONA to build the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power complex in South Africa for more than EUR 500 million

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Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

A 50 MW wind power project is being developed by the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) in partnership with Masdar of Abu Dhabi, the Observer reported. The wind farm project, comprising an array of wind turbines, will be located near Harweel in Dhofar Governorate, and is expected to be operational by early 2017, it added. … Continue reading Oman’s 200MW solar energy project, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, set for launc

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First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

Solar Tower Technologies is a technology company providing products, systems and solutions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants based on tower plants, particularly heliostat fields and receivers.      Solar Tower Technologies (STT) announces the successful commissioning of the very first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia.The heliostat field consisting of 66 heliostats, 8 m² reflector … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

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NTPC calls tender for Concentrated Solar Power plant near Dadri TPP

The job involves the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning of the Concentrated Solar Power plant. Indian power producer NTPC has called a tender for the design and construction of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near the 1,820-MW Dadri thermal power plant (TPP) in Uttar Pradesh state. Techno-commercial bids will be accepted by … Continue reading NTPC calls tender for Concentrated Solar Power plant near Dadri TPP

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It is time for Africa to tap the solar power

Africa has the best potential for solar energy developments. The continent’s DNI as proof of this. Known as direct normal irradiation or Direct Solar Irradiance, the DNI is used to assess a region’s potential for generating energy through photovoltaics or concentrated solar power (CSP).   For a continent with the highest concentration of sunlight, one … Continue reading It is time for Africa to tap the solar power

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