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Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

Yumen Xinneng 50 MW molten salt tower CConcentrated Solar Power plant is China’s only pilot project taking innovative beam down CSP tower technology and also will be the first large-scale commercial CSP project in the world of this kind. It is expected that No.1-3 Modules will be completed and connected to the grid at the … Continue reading Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

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Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

Atlantica Yield has signed the purchase of 100 percent of ASI Operations to Abengoa, the company that provides the operation and maintenance services of the Solana and Mojave concentrated solar power plants in the United States. The amount of this transaction, sealed on July 30, is 6 million dollars (5.3 million euros) and the company … Continue reading Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

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Sunvapor Receives Award from Energy Department for Robotic Assembly of Concentrating Solar power Collectors

Sunvapor announced today that it is the recipient of a $1 million award in the second phase of the U. S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Small Business Innovation Research program. Sunvapor proved in the first phase of their research that they could guide a robot’s arm to sub-millimeter accuracy … Continue reading Sunvapor Receives Award from Energy Department for Robotic Assembly of Concentrating Solar power Collectors

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First Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile and Latin America has 80% progress

The concentrating solar thermal power plant is spread over 700 hectares and can already be appreciated from the air when the region overflies. Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power project, in María Elena, already has 7,000 heliostats that point to a tower where electricity is generated. This initiative will be one of the highlights at the … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile and Latin America has 80% progress

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Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) — the sole procurer of new electricity and water capacity under the Sector Law — is mulling plans to set up the first-ever solar thermal project to support the future energy requirements of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. The concentrated solar power plant will only … Continue reading Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

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Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has just launched a call for pre-qualification (RfQ) for the second plant of the Noor Midelt solar thermal and photovoltaic complex (Noor Midelt II), as part of the development of the solar complex Noor Midelt. This call, which also comes after the auction of the Noor Midelt I … Continue reading Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

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Abengoa receives in China the CSP Technology Innovation Award 2019

This is an annual prize, awarded within the framework of the CSPPlaza 2019 conference, which recognizes companies that have made major breakthroughs in Concentrated Solar Power technological innovation and application over the past year. The company was awarded thanks to the results obtained in a new type of parabolic trough collector, developed by Abengoa and … Continue reading Abengoa receives in China the CSP Technology Innovation Award 2019

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Renewable energy investment dips 14% to $117.6 bn

Renewable energy investment dropped 14 percent to $117.6 billion in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF). The report said renewable energy investment in the world’s biggest market, China, fell 39 percent to $28.8 billion, the lowest figure for any half-year period since 2013. “We expect a nationwide solar … Continue reading Renewable energy investment dips 14% to $117.6 bn

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal power has set a record for electricity generation, surpassing 2,801 GWh in the first half of 2019, which represents a generation volume 19.3% higher than the historical average, according to the REE data collected by Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, which indicates that Concentrated Solar Power … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

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Wind power generated 21.4% in Spain in the first half of the year

Renewable energies generated 38.4% of electricity until June in Spain: wind energy 21.4%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.5%. In June, wind power accounted for 15.6%, concentrated solar power for 3.9% and photovoltaic for 4.3%. Wind turbines generated 27,229 GWh of electricity in the first half of the year (21.4% of the national total) and … Continue reading Wind power generated 21.4% in Spain in the first half of the year

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Report 2019-2029

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) uses lenses to concentrate large area of sunlight into a small area to produce steam and heat to generate electricity. Large CSP plants consist of heat storage systems to generate electricity at night or under a cloudy sky. The four major CSP technologies comprises of parabolic trough, linear fresnel reflector, power … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Report 2019-2029

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Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

The spanish company Refractaris participates in the construction in Dubai of the tallest solar tower in the world. With a height of 260 meters and capable of generating 100 megawatts, the solar thermal project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020. The tower is part of a hybrid project that includes … Continue reading Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

An estimated 550 MW of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) came online in 2018, increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW. CSP is also known as solar thermal electricity (STE). This annual increase represents the largest gain since 2014, and it occurred despite delays in several projects that had been … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

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Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

Renewable energy ( wind energy, PV, concentrated solar power) is increasingly powering the world, but erratic policy making is holding the sector back from its potential contribution to cutting carbon pollution and meeting climate and development targets, according to REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR), released today.  The report confirms that for the fourth … Continue reading Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

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IRENA says falling renewable energy costs will drive global climate action

Lower cost of production and cheaper rates of power will strengthen the business case and solidify the role of renewables as the engine of the global energy transformation, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said in its latest report. The study released on Wednesday, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations … Continue reading IRENA says falling renewable energy costs will drive global climate action

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Solar power, onshore wind energy to fall below cost of fossil fuel for first time

Renewable energy has become an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies. Released ahead of high-profile United Nations energy and climate discussions, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 draws on the … Continue reading Solar power, onshore wind energy to fall below cost of fossil fuel for first time

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Kuwait Shagaya 50 MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Project

Developed by KISR, the Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant is part of Kuwait First Phase of 2GW Shagaya Renewable Park and has been in full operation since February 2019. The 50 MW CSP project signed EPC contract (USD $385 million) with a consortium consisting of Spanish EPC company TSK and Kuwait’s Kharafi National. … Continue reading Kuwait Shagaya 50 MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Project

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Masdar, EDF to build 800 MW hybrid concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) said the project, which will have a total installed capacity of 800 MW, is the world’s first advanced hybridisation of concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies.   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) said its consortium comprising EDF Renewables, a world leader in renewable energy electricity … Continue reading Masdar, EDF to build 800 MW hybrid concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

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EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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