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2018: The Year Sees Explosive Expansion of Concentrated Solar Power Capacity Globally

Nearly 40 years have passed since concentrated solar power first saw its commercialization in 1980s. Its position in the global power supply structure has been gradually enhanced. According to CSPPLAZA, by the end of 2017, the global installed CSP capacity has reached 5133MW. Spain remains the world leader in existing CSP capacity as an established … Continue reading 2018: The Year Sees Explosive Expansion of Concentrated Solar Power Capacity Globally

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Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

The concentrated solar power plants has generated electricity for 24 hours a day on the 31st day of July, obtaining the generation record above 100 MW over 723 hours. The concentrated solar power has set a record for monthly electricity generation, reaching 899 GWh in July, according to the REE data (Source: REE) collected by Protermosolar, … Continue reading Concentrated solar power marks historical record of generation when reaching the 899 GWh in July in Spain

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SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in the absence of solar radiation, extending … Continue reading SENER & ACCIONA start the salt melting process at Concentrated Solar Power Kathu Solar Park

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Current status of concentrated solar power (CSP) globally

According to CSP Today Global Tracker, October 3, 2016, of the 17 commercial-scale projects that are currently being built in the world, 15 include TES (Thermal Storage Systems).   It is estimated that some 13 GWh of thermal energy storage (TES), based almost exclusively on molten salts, was operational in relation to the CSP plants … Continue reading Current status of concentrated solar power (CSP) globally

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Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

Solar thermal energy turns out to be the key to China meeting its climate commitments. A new study investigates the best combination of renewables for providing the lowest cost to power system operators in two of China’s provinces best suited to scale up renewable energy. China’s power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to … Continue reading Concentrated solar power will help China cut costs of climate action

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China Concentrated Solar Power project CGN Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Plant connected to grid

As the project owner and developer China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN)announced earlier, CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, China first large-scale commercial CSP project, was successfully connected to the grid in the evening of June 30. It is absolutely a great milestone for China CSP industry, which entitled China the 8th … Continue reading China Concentrated Solar Power project CGN Delingha 50MW Parabolic Trough Plant connected to grid

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Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are part of a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), a technology that uses heat from the sun to turn power-generating turbines. CSP is an alternative to the better known photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity directly from sunlight. Six … Continue reading Georgia Tech Faculty Win Research Awards to Advance Concentrated Solar Power

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Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May

Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May: wind 17.2%, solar thermal 2.7% and photovoltaic 4.1%.Generation of the month of May 2018 The peninsular demand for electric power in May is estimated at 20,044 GWh, 1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures … Continue reading Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May

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UAE leads region in renewable energy

The UAE has done impressive work to stay on track with the renewable energy targets and with phases 3 and 4 of the Dubai Solar Park to begin commissioning by the end of 2020, and is placed at the forefront of renewable energy development in the region, according to a research published by the Arab … Continue reading UAE leads region in renewable energy

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Abengoa selected as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power complex in Dubai

The project is a part of Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is developed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with the Arabian Company for Water and Power Project (ACWA Power). The company has been selected by Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd. for the design, … Continue reading Abengoa selected as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power complex in Dubai

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Abengoa is awarded two new concentrated solar power projects in China

Abengoa provide the technology and develop the engineering to the LuNeng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal tower plant project, in the Qinghai province. The company will also be responsible for providing the technology and engineering for the Royal Tech Yumen project for a 50 MW solar thermal parabolic trough plant to be constructed in the … Continue reading Abengoa is awarded two new concentrated solar power projects in China

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The wind power made 32.9% in March in Spain

Renewables reached 56.6% of electricity generation in Spain in March, with wind energy accounting for 32.9%, 2.3% for photovoltaics and 0.9% for concentrated solar power.   The peninsular demand for electric power in March is estimated at 22,111 GWh, 4.7% higher than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects … Continue reading The wind power made 32.9% in March in Spain

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Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa’s state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead on Tuesday with the full … Continue reading Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

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Wind energy and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 per cent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI); the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.     However, meeting 100 per cent of electricity demand with only solar and … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

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Wind energy generated 23.4% in Spain until February

Renewable energies produced 38.4% of electricity between January and February: wind 23.4%, solar thermal 0.8% and photovoltaic 2%. Generation from January to February 2018 The peninsular demand for electric power in February is estimated at 21,305 GWh, 7% higher than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the … Continue reading Wind energy generated 23.4% in Spain until February

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

111 CSP projects with total capacity of 9GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349GW China 20 CSP pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, 15 months have passed, China official National Energy Administration indicated that according to the construction status of the 1st batch of CSP pilot projects, China would … Continue reading 15 GW Concentrated Solar Power projects to compete for China 2nd batch pilot projects

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Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.   The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based nonprofit Energy Watch Group (EWG), was presented Wednesday … Continue reading Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

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GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

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Concentrated Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs

Every day our power needs fluctuate causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they crank up the heat. Either way, grid operators must find a way to meet rapid … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs

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