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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, reaching punctual contributions of about 10% … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

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China largest 100 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant connected to the grid

CSNP Royal Tech Urat 100MW Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar Power Project was successfully connected to the gird at 22:49 p.m. on January 8th, 2020. Following the first CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough solar thermal project which was connected to the grid in October 2018, the CSNP project became the second parabolic trough Concentrating Solar Power … Continue reading China largest 100 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant connected to the grid

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Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

Chile builds the Cerro Dominador concentrating solar thermal power plant, the first concentrated solar power in Latin America, and will soon replace coal with wind power and photovoltaic energy. 2019 was a great year for solar energy in Chile. It maintained its place as the leading source in renewable generation and, according to the projections … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

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China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

Two more large-scale demonstration concentrating solar power (CSP) projects joined the team of operational solar thermal plants in China at the end of last year in 2019. Up to date, there are seven large-scale concentrated solar power projects with total capacity of 350MW in operation distributed across West China. Chart: Global concentrated solar power capacity … Continue reading China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

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Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the Agency during its 10th Assembly. The report finds that total energy sector employment can reach 100 million by 2050, up from around 58 million today should … Continue reading Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

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Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

California has been leading the shift to renewables in the US, passing laws to encourage renewable energy production and discourage oil and gas exploration. The state’s efforts to develop its renewable energy sector has paved the way for similar legislature throughout the country, which could go a long way in mitigating the US’s considerable carbon … Continue reading Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power project operates in Dunhuang China

China, which is already leading photovoltaic energy and partly wind energy, begins to develop solar thermal energy and storage with molten sales. Lanzhou Dacheng Dunhuang 50 MW Molten Salt Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power Project was successfully connected to the gird at 17:50 p.m. on December 31, 2019, becoming the first demonstration Fresnel concentrating solar power … Continue reading Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power project operates in Dunhuang China

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Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5 ° C warming, air pollution kills more than 7 million people worldwide every year, and declining fossil fuels predict social instability. But recently, during the United Nations Madrid climate talks, world leaders have not agreed on a path forward. At the heart of the problem is the belief of some … Continue reading Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

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Xinjiang’s first concentrated solar power plant operational

The first solar thermal power plant in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region went into operation Sunday night. The 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant is located in Naomaohu Township, eastern Xinjiang’s city of Hami. Construction of the project began in October 2017 by Energy China. The concentrating solar power project can achieve an annual power … Continue reading Xinjiang’s first concentrated solar power plant operational

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China boosts wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power

China leads renewable energies, installing more wind power, solar thermal and photovoltaic than any other country, but also leads CO2 emissions, and much remains to be done. The effective application of China’s renewable energy law has boosted the use of renewable energy in the country and facilitated the rapid development of the sector, a report … Continue reading China boosts wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power

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Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

The 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy, which builds on previous strategies, emphasises the importance of renewable energy. Egypt intends to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20% by 2022 and 42% by 2035. Hafez Salmawi, former managing director of the Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, said Egypt has benefited … Continue reading Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

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South Africa celebrates 100MW Concentrated Solar Power Ilanga 1 grid-connected plant

South Africa celebrates the first year of operation of the Concentrated Solar Power plant Ilanga 1, which has been supplying clean energy to the national grid since November 2018. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor partners, a consortium between COBRA, SENER and EMVELO, the owner (Karoshoek Solar One, an IPP), the lenders and other … Continue reading South Africa celebrates 100MW Concentrated Solar Power Ilanga 1 grid-connected plant

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Ceará can supply with wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

According to the Atlas of solar and wind power potential of Ceará, the state could generate 94.3 GW, including wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaic. Pioneer in stimulating wind turbines generation in Brazil, Ceará is about to launch its first hybrid solar and wind energy atlas. The study brings an integrated analysis of resources and … Continue reading Ceará can supply with wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

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Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

Renewable energy covered 48.6% of electricity demand in November in Spain, wind power generated 32.7%, solar thermal 0.4% and photovoltaic 2.3%. The demand for national electricity in November is estimated at 21,966 GWh, 0.4% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are … Continue reading Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

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Researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels

Taking a cue from the self-cleaning properties of the lotus leaf, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have shed new light on microscopic forces and mechanisms that can be optimized to remove dust from solar panels to maintain efficiency and light absorption. The new technique removed 98 percent of dust particles. In a new … Continue reading Researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels

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EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €45 million loan for the construction of the Noor Midelt I hybrid concentrated solar power + PV plant. It will have a capacity of 800 MW. New funds have recently been allocated to the development of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project in … Continue reading EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

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Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

Renewable energy today employs twice as many people as the oil industry (oil and gas). The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaics, wind energy, concentrated solar power and other renewable energy employ more than eleven million people. The energy transition is a revolution. The wind power sector expects to install more electric power in … Continue reading Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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