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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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Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

The analyzed potential to install renewable energy projects is distributed, by technologies, as follows: 81% corresponds to photovoltaic projects, 8.2% to wind power, 6.3% to solar thermal, 3.5% to investments in offshore wind energy and 0.6% in biomass. The Junta de Andalucía, through the Agency of Finance, Industry and Energy, has proposed to Red Eléctrica … Continue reading Andalusia aims to 25,650 MW of renewable energy between wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic

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Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

Following the announcement of Dr. Luis Crespo to retire, the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), elected Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau as new President of ESTELA for a 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated. Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau … Continue reading Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

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2019 China International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

In 2018, three Chinese demonstration Concentrated Solar Power projects with a total capacity of 200MW have been put into operation. In 2019,China will continue to develop CSP market vigorously, and there are 350MW new installed capacity will be added.   Meanwhile, SEPCO 3and NWEPDI have been fully involved in the construction of Morocco NOOR2&3 CSP … Continue reading 2019 China International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

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IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase ambitions for the country’s energy … Continue reading IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

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MMYPEM participates in Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power in Kuwait

MMYPEM will perform maintenance works in the 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power Shagaya plant, a project where the company was the winning tender for the assembly of the solar field, BOP equipment and turbine. Shagaya 50 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in under the Phase One of 2GW Kuwait Shagaya Renewable Park. As Mr. … Continue reading MMYPEM participates in Shagaya 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power in Kuwait

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Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

Rising energy demand and a commitment to divert hydrocarbons to processing and export has incentivised a shift toward renewables in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom set to become the region’s largest market for wind energy components and services. Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity over the next … Continue reading Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

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Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

Highlights Botswana has more than 1800?kWhy?1 of direct normal irradiance (DNI) which exceeds the threshold for economic viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Botswana has approximately 220,016?km2 of available land to support CSP plants, which represents approximately 38% of the total land area.•The largest proportion of available land relative to the district size is … Continue reading Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

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China to lead global concentrated solar power market by 2030

The global CSP capacity is estimated to increase significantly from 5.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to 22.4 GW in 2030 following significant capacity additions by China, Chile and countries in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.   The company’s latest report ‘Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market, … Continue reading China to lead global concentrated solar power market by 2030

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Delingha 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Reached Full-load Operation

At 14:19, April 17th,2019, SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Plant reached full-load operation. Records show the major indicators of the system has exceeded their design parameters: The molten salt at the outlet of the receiver reached 566? and steam pressure reached 13.3MPa. The turbine generator output power reached 50.65MW. The main subsystems including heliostats … Continue reading Delingha 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Reached Full-load Operation

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The wind power generated 2.4% of electricity in March in Spain

Once the effects of the calendar and the temperatures have been corrected, the peninsular demand of the month has been 4.5% lower than the same month of the previous year. 43.5% of the peninsular generation was renewable energy (wind energy 24.2%, solar thermal 2.4% and photovoltaic 3.9%) and 70.9% did not emit CO2.   Generation … Continue reading The wind power generated 2.4% of electricity in March in Spain

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Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

In a bid to diversify its energy sources, Oman has set an ambitious goal of covering 30 per cent of its electricity demand with renewable energy projects by 2030. With the launch of several major renewable energy projects in the sultanate, Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) expects solar energy, wind power and waste … Continue reading Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

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Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWe CSP Project Order for Both Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes and Mirrors with Abengoa Energía and Shanghai Electric. The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC, and Abengoa … Continue reading Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy company Masdar announced at the Intersolar Middle East 2019 conference last week that its renewable energy portfolio grew by 33% in 2018. Masdar director of business growth Yousif Al Ali said the company’s total renewable energy capacity grew to 4GW, with projects under development in 25 countries. The company has … Continue reading Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

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