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The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse

The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse geographically, in terms of the location of commercial plants as well as the origins of developers, investors and contractors involved in project implementation. CSP projects that either entered operations or were under construction during 2019 involved lead developers and investors from at least eight countries including … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse

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Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW

Global Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW, with 600 MW of capacity coming online. Although this was well below the average annual increase (24%) of the past decade, Concentrating Solar Power continued to spread to new markets, including France, Israel and Kuwait. China and South Africa also brought new plants … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW

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Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime.For Protermosolar, one of the most attractive aspects of … Continue reading Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

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Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

IRENA found 56% of renewable capacity added last year achieved lower electricity costs than new coal power plants. Furthermore, by the end of 2021 it would be cheaper to build new photovoltaic facilities than to keep running active coal power plants of as much as 1.2 TW, more than half of the world total, according … Continue reading Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

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Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

Solar and wind power technologies keep getting cheaper. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report earlier this week detailing just how much the cost of developing renewable energy has become.  Diving right into the numbers, IRENA notes that solar photovoltaics (PV) prices have fallen a whopping 82% since 2010 while concentrated solar power … Continue reading Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

Wind energy represented 21.9% of the electricity demand in Spain in May, concentrated solar power 3.3% and photovoltaic energy 9, 3%. 52.5% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 70.8% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 31.3% and … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

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Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

Renewable electricity costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by improving technologies, economies of scale, increasingly competitive supply chains and growing developer experience. Since 2010, utility-scale solar PV power has shown the sharpest cost decline at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind at 39% and offshore wind at … Continue reading Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

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FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

In early 2020, the proposal of the European Commission to launch a “Green Deal” set an ambitious double objective for the sake of European citizens’ wealth and health : increasing the European contribution to fight climate change while boosting the European economy. Within a few months, the COVID-19 crisis added a dramatic level of urgency … Continue reading FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

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The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant, the first in Chile and Latin America, installs its solar receiver at a height of 220 meters

This is one of the latest milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project being carried out by Acciona and Abengoa in the Atacama desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners.Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation projected from the 10,600 heliostats surrounding the tower.It is the … Continue reading The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant, the first in Chile and Latin America, installs its solar receiver at a height of 220 meters

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China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

Following strong early performance, Supcon Solar is implementing cloud impact measures at the 50 MW Delingha Concentrated Solar Power tower to further increase output. In March, China’s Supcon Solar said it had exceeded six-month output targets at its 50 MW Delingha Concentrating Solar Power tower plant in Qinghai Province and recorded average output «fulfilment rates» … Continue reading China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

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Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

Concentrating Solar Power plants could be built at a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of $76/MWh near the city of Copiapo in northern Chile, according to a report by researchers at Santiago’s Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. The researchers estimated solar thermal production, capital costs, operational costs and financial … Continue reading Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

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Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

While COVID-19 has impacted millions of organisations around the world, ‘the world’s largest solar thermal CSP’ build has maintained progress amidst challenging times. The 700 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant Known as project Noor Energy 1 is, “the largest single-site concentrated solar power plant in the world, using a state-of-the-art combination of a central … Continue reading Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

Wind energy contributed 21.3% in April, concentrated solar power 1.2% and photovoltaic 6.8%. 47.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 72.6% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 into the atmosphere.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 27.6% and in the Canary Islands by 20.3% compared … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 17.3% in April

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Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the solar thermal project, «the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the concentrating solar power plant and maintain it in a tank storage system.» The development of the Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project met a … Continue reading Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

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Dubai Concentrated Solar Power builders resist COVID-19 to resume major installs

Noor Energy 1 partners are mitigating logistics, cost and labor shortage challenges to keep the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power project on schedule. On March 27, Shanghai Electric hoisted into place a 200-ton thermal oil overflow tank at the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV project in Dubai. Measuring over 52 meters in length, the … Continue reading Dubai Concentrated Solar Power builders resist COVID-19 to resume major installs

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SUPCON SOLAR released the latest six-month operation data of Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

The monthly generation of SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant hit 13.0134GWh in March 2020 (Feb.26th to Mar.25th), with fulfillment rate of 100.31%, and 11.6352GWh has been delivered to the grid. According to the operation record, the solar thermal plant has run 27 days in this month and stopped generation for 2 days … Continue reading SUPCON SOLAR released the latest six-month operation data of Delingha 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

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China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

While a growing number of countries around the world are closing their borders to prevent any further spreading of the coronavirus and COVID/19, China seems to have succeeded in turning the curve around. As a result, Aalborg CSP resumes work with the production of boiler components for the world’s largest solar energy project with storage. … Continue reading China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

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Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

Abengoa’s first full-scope third-party Concentrating Solar Power maintenance contract in Spain comes as new investors, ageing assets and potential new build place greater focus on operational efficiency, experts told New Energy Update. In January, pulp and biomass specialist Ence Energia y Celulosa awarded Abengoa a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for its 50 MW … Continue reading Abengoa Concentrated Solar Power contract signals Spanish maintenance battle

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Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple: by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided. The filter allows the efficient passage of the radiation used by the … Continue reading Ghenova and CAPSUN Technologies jointly developed SPIRE project, taking integrated PV & Concentrated Solar Power technology

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A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

On Tuesday, February 25, a delegation from the NREA (The Egyptian National Renewable Energy Agency) visited the inPOWER concentrating solar power plant that CSIN (the Indertec company that markets the Thermosolar energy modules) is building in Magtel (Seville). This visit is part of a project led by CENER, National Center for Renewable Energies under the … Continue reading A delegation from the Egyptian national energy agency visits one of Indertec’s concentrated solar power plants

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