Tag Archives: CSP

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

The year of 2019 already witnessed the successful completion of two more new-built concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in China, including Luneng Haixi 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project and Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project. Together with the three operational solar thermal plants finished in 2018, China now owns 5 large-scale … Continue reading 5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

Continue reading

China concentrated solar power demonstration projects’ development

The year of 2018 witnessed the rapid growth of concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in China, a total capacity of 215 MW new concentrated solar power (CSP) projects were finished, which is almost 7 times of the 30 MW capacity made before that year. Coming to the year of 2019 for China, we are happy … Continue reading China concentrated solar power demonstration projects’ development

Continue reading

The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

The Spanish companies Abengoa and Acciona have celebrated this week the manufacture and assembly of the last of the heliostats that form the solar field of Cerro Dominador: the first solar thermal plant in the tower of Latin America, owned by the funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners and our construction is being carried … Continue reading The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

Continue reading

Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas

Bill Gates seems to love to invest in things that aren’t going to make much of a difference to climate change but that are good for the fossil fuel industry. The latest is Heliogen, a company which uses machine learning to make solar ovens hotter and more reliable. The problems are rife with the technology … Continue reading Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas

Continue reading

The solar thermal could fall to 45 euros / MWh in 2020 for some Concentrated Solar Power projects

Solar thermal or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is not just one more renewable. Its great asset is that it allows availability and dispatchability (ability to generate electricity depending on the need of the network) thanks to its thermal storage and therefore it is possible that it manages production on demand, even more if it is … Continue reading The solar thermal could fall to 45 euros / MWh in 2020 for some Concentrated Solar Power projects

Continue reading

Company backed by Bill Gates claims concentrated solar power breakthrough

A solar energy tech company founded by serial entrepreneur and inventor Bill Gross — and backed by investors including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates — says it has developed a way to create concentrated solar energy at temperatures hot enough to replace fossil fuels in industrial processes that contribute significantly to global carbon emissions. Heliogen’s commercial facility … Continue reading Company backed by Bill Gates claims concentrated solar power breakthrough

Continue reading

Protermosolar: Luis Crespo inaugurates the congress Concentrated Solar Power Madrid 2019

Luis Crespo participates in CSP Madrid 2019 and will open the congress together with the IDAE general director. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, will expose the unique characteristics of storage and flexibility of solar thermal technology, making it essential for electric decarbonization. The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, together with Joan Groizard, General Director of … Continue reading Protermosolar: Luis Crespo inaugurates the congress Concentrated Solar Power Madrid 2019

Continue reading

Storage for advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Ellen B. Stechel, a professor of practice in the School of Molecular Sciences and co director of ASU LightWorks®, received $3.3 million for a project to develop long term storage for advanced concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants. Year round, day and night, on demand power generation is the next solar frontier and essential to deep … Continue reading Storage for advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Continue reading

Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

On November 11, Athens time, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a state visit to Greece, had face-to-face conversation with Greek Prime Minister Mizutakis in Athens. And after the meeting, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Mizotakis witnessed the text exchange of Greece MINOS 50 MW Concentrating Solar Power project financing cooperation agreement. Four … Continue reading Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

Continue reading

Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investmens exceeding seven billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 gigawatts (GW) today, to more than 280 GW by mid-century. While … Continue reading Latin America and Caribbean on the Brink of Massive Solar Power Growth

Continue reading

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and … Continue reading US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Continue reading

The fall of solar and wind energy production raises the prices of electricity markets

Solar energy production has fallen during the first three days of this week in Germany and Spain and in Italy it has remained at levels similar to those of last week. This decline in solar production coupled with the general decline in wind power production on the continent and the increase in demand in several … Continue reading The fall of solar and wind energy production raises the prices of electricity markets

Continue reading

The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Although installed capacity has been stagnant since 2013, Spain remains at the forefront of the world in the Concentrated Solar Power sector. In addition, the objectives for 2030 provide for the update of new GW and a resurgence of this technology, which is emerging as the best complement for photovoltaics. The concentrating solar power installed … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Continue reading

Five Reasons Why Countries in the Arabian Gulf are Turning to Renewables

As global leaders look to renewables as a way address the growing and multi-dimensional threat of climate change, traditional energy countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are embracing renewables faster than ever before. Led by efforts in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the GCC has become crucial to global efforts in support … Continue reading Five Reasons Why Countries in the Arabian Gulf are Turning to Renewables

Continue reading

Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

Smart Engineering Solutions, in cooperation with the Ministry of Military Production, plans to launch concentrated solar power (CSP) plants and manufacture components of this system in Egypt with investments of $ 1.2bn. Osama Kamal, company’s chairperson told Daily News Egypt that they started the selection process of solar thermal companies to cooperate with, “from a … Continue reading Egypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plantsEgypt plans to establish $1.2bn concentrated solar power plants

Continue reading

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power developer plans larger plants in Chile

The ground-breaking 110 MW Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant could start commissioning by end of 2019 and the fund-owned developer is studying larger projects at three other sites in northern Chile, Francisco Vizcaino, Project Director at Cerro Dominador, told New Energy Update. After a troubled start, Latin America’s first utility-scale Concentrating Solar Power plant … Continue reading Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power developer plans larger plants in Chile

Continue reading