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Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

Six fuels used to generate electricity — biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), and wind energy (both onshore and offshore) – are analyzed in the following categories: water impacts, impacts, air pollution impacts, planning and cost risk, subsidies and tax incentives, land impacts, and other impacts. 100,000 Gallons of Water to … Continue reading Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

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Dow committed to Middle East’s Solar Power Industry

Solar power technology like CSP offers many advantages in regions that require reliable new sources of energy. The technology helps diversify energy supply, is capable of producing power during periods of peak demand, and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. When used instead of fossil fuel generation plants, CSP facilities offer improved air quality and can … Continue reading Dow committed to Middle East’s Solar Power Industry

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New UVAC 6G receiver from Siemens boosts efficiency of solar thermal power plants

Until now, more than 500.000 receivers of the UVAC family have been successfully installed in power plants. Siemens announced at the SolarPACES conference in Marrakech the release of a new solar receiver, the UVAC 6G (Universal Vacuum Air Collector), which further increases thermal heat production for solar power plants. The improved heat generation of the … Continue reading New UVAC 6G receiver from Siemens boosts efficiency of solar thermal power plants

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U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2012. The report finds that U.S. solar achieved its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment. Utility installations hit 477 megawatts in the … Continue reading U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

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University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

The projects focus on increasing the efficiency of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems  — which use large, expansive mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers. In turn, these receivers collect the sunlight and convert it into heat that can be used to produce electricity. Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and … Continue reading University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

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SEIA: 1.26 GW of utility-scale CSP under construction in US

Of the total under construction, 1.26 GW are CSP projects and 3.36 GW are PV projects. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has found 4.62 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants larger than 1 MW under construction in the United States, as of August 15th, 2012. The association released this … Continue reading SEIA: 1.26 GW of utility-scale CSP under construction in US

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Spain and the US Shine the Brightest in the Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Market

This huge predicted increase is the result of US plans to commission numerous major Concentrated Solar Power plants throughout the next decade. An increase in the cost of fossil fuels and supporting government policies (as well as enviable weather) has seen Spain and the United States dominate the global solar thermal market, explains a new … Continue reading Spain and the US Shine the Brightest in the Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Market

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. However there is still a lot of hype clouding … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

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