Tag Archives: Concentrating Solar Power

Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas emerges as a key player in the development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology in China

Delingha Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant will have a very positive economic impact in the area.    Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas and CGN Delingha Solar Energy Corporation have recently signed an (Owner’s Engineer) OE contract, after China CSP developer launched a competitive tender process. Delingha project is a 50 MW solar thermal parabolic trough power … Continue reading Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas emerges as a key player in the development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology in China

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Abengoa closes USD 660 million project financing for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One will help South Africa meet its ongoing energy demands and contribute to grid stability by serving clean and dispatchable electricity. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, announced today that it has, with … Continue reading Abengoa closes USD 660 million project financing for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One

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Namibia looking to develop Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage

Following South Africa’s concentrated solar power (CSP) success, Namibian utility NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are working on a CSP plant of at least 50 MW.     Following South Africa’s concentrated solar power (CSP) success in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, Namibian utility NamPower and the Ministry of … Continue reading Namibia looking to develop Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage

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767 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) came on-line in 2014 in USA

2014 was the largest year ever for concentrating solar power, with 767 MW brought on-line. Notable project completions include the 392 MW Ivanpah project. Genesis Solar project’s second phase of 125 MW and Abengoa’s Mojave Solar (250 MW), which achieved commercial operation in December 2014. As of the end of 2014, cumulative operating PV in … Continue reading 767 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) came on-line in 2014 in USA

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Concentrated Solar Power would need to meet 8%-10% of global electricity demand by 2050

The best sites are between 10° and 40°, South or North. As you can see in the chart below, this makes a huge difference, a CSP in Chile might cost half as much as one in Spain. Locating a plant with a solar irradiance of 2,700 kWh/m2 would decrease the generation cost by 25% compared with … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power would need to meet 8%-10% of global electricity demand by 2050

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Installed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity now over 4.5 GW

The installed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity now stands at over 4.5 GW, with a further 11 GW in the pipeline. The March 2015 edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update examines which markets have shown the most amount of growth over the past three months and what to expect from them in the coming … Continue reading Installed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity now over 4.5 GW

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SwRI to use DOE grant for Concentrated Solar Power technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has granted USD 4.9 million (EUR 4.4m) to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) so it could manufacture and test certain components for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million … Continue reading SwRI to use DOE grant for Concentrated Solar Power technology

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The first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) South Africa opens

KaXu Solar One is the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in commercial operation in South Africa.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, and state-owned financier, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), together with KaXu Community Trust have launched … Continue reading The first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) South Africa opens

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market And Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts

Concentrated solar power molten salt storage units at a level below $100 million in 2009 are anticipated to reach $13.6 billion by 2016. WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010-2016. The 2010 study has 309 … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market And Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts

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Spain’s concentrated solar power (CSP) plants produced record-high 5013 GWh last year

The production of concentrated solar thermal energy in Spain has broken its record in 2014 to reach 5,013 GWh of energy generated. This represents 2.1% of the annual, also a new high of electricity demand and an increase of 13% compared to cumulative production of 2013. Especially significant was the output in the summer months … Continue reading Spain’s concentrated solar power (CSP) plants produced record-high 5013 GWh last year

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600 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) being developed in South Africa

Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects are advancing rapidly in South Africa, with government support for independent power producers (IPPs) and new interest from financiers and investors.       South Africa is seen by many analysts as one of the most important countries to develop renewable energy. Recently, 2 CSP projects were granted preferred bidder … Continue reading 600 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) being developed in South Africa

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Abengoa Yield celebrates grand opening of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in California

Construction of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) has generated thousands of jobs in the United States. Abengoa Yield (NASDAQ: ABY), the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors held today the grand opening of Mojave. The concentrated solar power plant boasts a gross capacity … Continue reading Abengoa Yield celebrates grand opening of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in California

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Removing the myth of fouling in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) steam generator design

The use of fouling factors is mistakenly requested in concentrated solar power (CSP) steam generator technical specifications, resulting in up to 30% oversized steam generator components, increased material costs and hindered CSP competitiveness as a result. Aalborg CSP removes the myth of this technical phenomenon and introduces a 5-year guarantee against fouling to encourage the … Continue reading Removing the myth of fouling in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) steam generator design

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ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

The engineering and technology group SENER is involved in the consortium that was awarded the contract for construction of the concentrated solar power (CSP)  plants Noor 2 and Noor 3, phases 2 and 3 of a large concentrating solar thermal complex in Ouarzazate, in southern Morocco. This was somewhat a repeat decision by the Moroccan … Continue reading ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco

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SolarReserve wants to install 800 MW of solar energy in Chile, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

US concentrated solar power firm SolarReserve Llc wants to install 800 MW with energy storage technology in Chile in the next years, Chilean daily El Mercurio said today, quoting managers of the company.   The first solar energy project, Copiapo Solar of 260 MW, includes two concentrated solar power towers and a photovoltaic (PV) plant estimated at a … Continue reading SolarReserve wants to install 800 MW of solar energy in Chile, photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International has won a 1.7 billion euro contract to build two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants totalling 350 megawatts in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, the Moroccan solar energy agency (Masen) said in a statement. The two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are the second phase of … Continue reading ACWA Power wins 1.7 bln euro Morocco Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) deal

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South Africa awards SolarReserve group 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project

The South Africa Department of Energy (DOE) awarded preferred bidder status for a 100 megawatt (MW) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project to a consortium led by SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, and International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power), the Saudi water and … Continue reading South Africa awards SolarReserve group 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project

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GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected GE for a project that marks Saudi Arabia’s first integration of a Concentrated Solar Power with a combined-cycle plant and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbine fuel.   The landmark project, the ‘Green Duba’ Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Plant, will be built in the northwestern part … Continue reading GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

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Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in the development of Abengoa’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects under construction. Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in the development of Abengoa’s  Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects under construction. Abengoa … Continue reading Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Five New Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants to Power America with Solar Energy

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is increasingly providing clean, sustainable energy for U.S. nation’s homes, businesses and industries. Clocking record-breaking growth and reaching a total of more than 4,700 megawatts of new installed capacity, 2013 was a big year for solar photovoltaic systems. But we’re also excited to watch 2014, which will mark a major milestone … Continue reading Five New Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants to Power America with Solar Energy

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