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Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal’s present footprint on the global energy production map is negligible. Industry experts agree … Continue reading Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

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Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry … Continue reading Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

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Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that if both the Government and companies … Continue reading Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

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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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Refractaris leads the construction of solar shields for concentrated solar power

In the world, Córdoba now begins to sound due to other temperatures, those generated in the furnaces and solar shields manufactured by the company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, and which has become an international benchmark in the energy sector and solar thermal technology. In recent years, 95 percent of the existing solar shields in the … Continue reading Refractaris leads the construction of solar shields for concentrated solar power

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Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) and that add some hour of … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

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Amper wins a concentrated solar power contract with Shanghai Electric Group in Dubai

Shanghai Electric Group has awarded Nervión Industries, a subsidiary of the Amper Group, the construction of salt storage tanks for a solar thermal power plant in Dubai for 13 million dollars (about 11.77 million euros). In a relevant fact referred to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the company explains that the contract for direct … Continue reading Amper wins a concentrated solar power contract with Shanghai Electric Group in Dubai

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SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology that can store the heat generated … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

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Zhong Fa Zhan Develops the Solar Thermal Business in China

Zhong Fa Zhan Holdings Limited (“Zhong Fa Zhan” / “ZFZ” or “the Group”; Stock Code:475) announced that on 1 July 2015, ZFZ and each of the Subscribers entered into the Subscription Agreements pursuant to which the Company has agreed to (i) allot and issue to Suncool AB (a Sweden Company under ClimateWell) 6,000,000 new Shares, … Continue reading Zhong Fa Zhan Develops the Solar Thermal Business in China

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Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

Experts and leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica today to increase the development of solar thermal energy in the region. The two-day forum, co-organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE), the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), and the German Metrology … Continue reading Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Solar thermal industry to embrace new strategy in China

Solar thermal is experiencing an industrial reform, the iconic signal of which is the breaking of traditional industrial boundary as the leading solar companies are transforming and expanding toward integrated suppliers of thermal energy, thermoelectricity and multi-energy. In the 7th China New Energy International Summit Forum held recently, Xu Xinjian, Board Chairman of Solareast and … Continue reading Solar thermal industry to embrace new strategy in China

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Geothermal Energy gets a charge from Solar Thermal

Geothermal solar hybrid retrofit project receives Department of Energy Grant Approval   Marc Rappaport of Rappaport Energy Consulting LLC received notification the US Department of Energy (USDOE) approved a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant proposal for $ 149,900. The research will study the differential data from retrofitting a concentrated solar thermal array … Continue reading Geothermal Energy gets a charge from Solar Thermal

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Exports of European solar thermal process heat technology are increasing

European experts presented the latest developments during a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for industry, held on 15 March 2013 at the Renewable Energy House in Brussels and organised by the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform). The workshop, organised by the Solar Thermal Technology Panel of the European Technology Platform … Continue reading Exports of European solar thermal process heat technology are increasing

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Aquatherm Industries Sets World Record in Solar Thermal Efficiency

Aquatherm Industries, Inc. announced today it has set a world record in solar thermal efficiency with its newest flagship collector, Ultrasun. The collector was tested at TÜV Rheinland PTL in Tempe, Arizona to ISO Standard 9806 and certified by IAPMO R&T (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials). Aquatherm Industries, Inc. announced today it has … Continue reading Aquatherm Industries Sets World Record in Solar Thermal Efficiency

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IIT-M to play major role in solar thermal project

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) will not only coordinate part of the much-awaited national programme, Solar Thermal Project, but will also integrate the efforts of all the other IITs involved in the project. The three-year Rs. 15 crore project, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, aims to use solar energy to … Continue reading IIT-M to play major role in solar thermal project

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TiSUN installs its first solar thermal project in Albania

TiSUN, an Austria-based solar thermal specialist, has installed its first solar thermal project in Albania. In January 2013 the company installed a TiSUN solar thermal system in the city of Tirana which will provide hot water for the German Society for International Cooperation. Michael Reinshagen, TiSUN’s Sales Manager for the Baltic States, South and Eastern … Continue reading TiSUN installs its first solar thermal project in Albania

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Schott seeks partner to take majority of CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) unit

German glass maker Schott expects preliminary bids for a majority stake in its concentrated solar thermal unit within the next two weeks. Schott has mandated BNP Paribas to look for a partner to take the lead at its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) unit to cut its exposure to a sector that has not lived up … Continue reading Schott seeks partner to take majority of CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) unit

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Qatar mulls concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Qatar is considering setting up concentrated solar power plants, according to top officials at Qatar Petroleum (QP). Every square kilometer of land in Qatar is receiving solar energy equivalent to 1.5m barrels of crude oil in a year. The country also has an average daily sunshine time exceeding 9.5 hours and abundant free land space … Continue reading Qatar mulls concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

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Solar Thermal Power Market to 2020

GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “Solar Thermal Power Market to 2020 – Asia-Pacific Continues to See Increased Investments While Effective FITs in the Middle East and Africa Create Lucrative Solar Power Destinations”. The report gives an in depth analysis of Key Solar Thermal Power Markets in 8 countries … Continue reading Solar Thermal Power Market to 2020

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