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Breakdown at Saudi concentrated solar power plant in Morocco costs firm $47 million

Saudi Arabian renewable energy utility ACWA Power International on Sunday reported a storage breakdown at one of the solar power plants it operates in Morocco that will cost the company an estimated $47 million. The 150-megawatt plant, part of the Noor Ouarzazate solar complex, will be forced to remain idle until November 2024, the company … Continue reading Breakdown at Saudi concentrated solar power plant in Morocco costs firm $47 million

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Power China has begun construction of the world’s only 200 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power

In something of an experiment, Power China Northwest is building their new Tower Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in western Haixi at 200 MW – twice the normal 100 MW. Perhaps updated optical efficiency at long distance has become possible due to advances in technology? Here; Power China’s first project; Gonghe 50 MW tower CSP in … Continue reading Power China has begun construction of the world’s only 200 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power

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What we’ve known about Indian Concentrated Solar Power tender in Q1 2024

It was reported that India will carry out a round of renewable energy bidding in the first quarter of 2024, which requires bidders to submit a program must contain more than 50% of the CSP capacity. This news got great attention in the past weeks on the possibility of CSP revival in India. But how … Continue reading What we’ve known about Indian Concentrated Solar Power tender in Q1 2024

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Cosin Solar completes heliostats on former Three Gorges Concentrated Solar Power project

The 100 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power project, Jinta ZhongGuang was originally planned by the largest renewable energy firm in the world, Three Gorges Renewables, that built the 22 GW Three Gorges Dam. Cosin Solar bought the project from them after they failed to meet a milestone, and is now constructing it. On December 26, … Continue reading Cosin Solar completes heliostats on former Three Gorges Concentrated Solar Power project

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Chile, 17 hours of storage with Concentrated Solar Power

In the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world located in northern Chile, the only Concentrated Solar Power tower in Latin America operates, a symbol of an energy revolution in the making against climate change. Aerial view of Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power plant in Latin America, in Antofagasta, Chile. The imposing 240-meter … Continue reading Chile, 17 hours of storage with Concentrated Solar Power

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GlassPoint Introduces Advances in Concentrated Solar Power Technology That Reduce Solar Steam Costs by 30%

GlassPoint Unveils Technology Advancements Reducing Solar Steam Costs by 30% GlassPoint, the leader in decarbonizing industrial process heat, today unveiled a range of technology advances that drive a 30% reduction in the cost of solar steam. In addition, the company revealed a new Unify storage system which uses direct heat and ternary molten salts to … Continue reading GlassPoint Introduces Advances in Concentrated Solar Power Technology That Reduce Solar Steam Costs by 30%

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Future-oriented climate planning led to China prioritizing Concentrated Solar Power

Recently, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the first batch of methodologies for four voluntary greenhouse gas emission reduction projects: afforestation carbon sequestration, grid-connected solar thermal power generation, grid-connected offshore wind power generation, and mangrove forest construction. Solar energy, as an inexhaustible and renewable energy source on Earth, is commonly associated with photovoltaic power … Continue reading Future-oriented climate planning led to China prioritizing Concentrated Solar Power

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Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute says concentrated solar power could net Australians $10b by 2050

New research suggests Australians could pocket $10 billion in savings by 2050 if governments begin installing a niche form of solar power storage in the country’s major electricity networks. That figure — produced by Fichtner and ITP Renewables on behalf of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute — would amount to savings of about $40 … Continue reading Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute says concentrated solar power could net Australians $10b by 2050

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Heineken and Engie inaugurate the largest concentrated solar power plant for industrial use in Europe

Heineken Spain and Engie Spain have built the largest solar thermal plant for industrial use in Europe, a completely pioneering innovation in Spain that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, wanted to see firsthand by attending the inauguration ceremony held this Saturday in Seville. and in which Etienne Strijp, president of Heineken Spain, also … Continue reading Heineken and Engie inaugurate the largest concentrated solar power plant for industrial use in Europe

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Cosin Solar now supplies 1 GW of China’s tower Concentrated Solar Power

Recently, Cosin Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (“Cosin Solar”) and State Power Investment Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Co., Ltd. (“SDEPCI”) signed the contract for Solar Field , MSR Systems and MS Electric Heating System equipment of the SPIC Xinjiang Turpan Shanshan Qiketai 100MW CSP project. It’s meaning that Cosin Solar will provide advanced Solar field, … Continue reading Cosin Solar now supplies 1 GW of China’s tower Concentrated Solar Power

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Solar-thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage via Concentrated Solar Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Solar-thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage Via Concentrated Solar-thermal Energy funding opportunity, which will award $30 million for projects to produce fuels via renewable energy resources and improve thermal energy storage technologies. The research, development, and demonstration projects resulting from this funding … Continue reading Solar-thermal Fuels and Thermal Energy Storage via Concentrated Solar Power

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Cost of Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects fell from USD 0.38/kWh to USD 0.118/kWh – a decline of 69%

Concentrated solar power (CSP) saw its global weighted?average LCOE fall from 591% higher than the cheapest fossil fuel option in 2010 to 71% higher in 2022. Concentrated solar power (CSP) deployment remains disappointing, with less than 0.1 GW added in 2022 and global cumulative capacity standing at 6.5 GW at the end of 2022. For … Continue reading Cost of Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects fell from USD 0.38/kWh to USD 0.118/kWh – a decline of 69%

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Concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

The objective of this research is to investigate the implementation of two concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies in the 28 devoted locations in Egypt, in order to select the optimum site-specific CSP technology. This may be achieved by a validated thermo-economic simulation of power plants using the Sam advisory model and an investigation of the … Continue reading Concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

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Aksai 50 MW high temperature molten salt trough concentrated solar power project resumed work

On the morning of August 16, Aksai County held resumption of work ceremony of Gansu Concentrated Solar Power Co., LTD Aksai 50 MW high temperature molten salt trough concentrated solar power project. According to Jianjian Su,chairman of Gansu Concentrated Solar Power Co.,LTD,the project was identified as the first batch of concentrated solar power demonstration projects … Continue reading Aksai 50 MW high temperature molten salt trough concentrated solar power project resumed work

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Gonghe Concentrated Solar Power in Qinghai Province runs a record 19 of 24 hours

803,000 kwh! The single-day power generation of Qinghai Gonghe CSP Power Station hit a new high! On July 21, the optimized operation mode of Qinghai Gonghe Solar Thermal Power Station generated a single day of 803,000 kWh of power generation, and the operating time of the unit was 19 hours. The daily production index is … Continue reading Gonghe Concentrated Solar Power in Qinghai Province runs a record 19 of 24 hours

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Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

Plans to build Australia’s first commercial scale concentrated solar power plant in Port Augusta have taken a step forward with a new partnership. Vast has partnered with global design and manufacturing firm Contratos y Diseños Industriales (CYD) to facilitate early design work on its VS1 project, a 30MW/288MWh plant in South Australia. CYD will begin … Continue reading Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

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Assessment of concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

The objective of this research is to investigate the implementation of two concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies in the 28 devoted locations in Egypt, in order to select the optimum site-specific CSP technology. This may be achieved by a validated thermo-economic simulation of power plants using the Sam advisory model and an investigation of the … Continue reading Assessment of concentrated solar power plants for site and technology selection in Egypt

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MASEN has shortlisted six consortia to build Morocco’s next Concentrated Solar Power project at Midelt

Morocco is about to award a new contract for the construction of a hybrid solar power plant in Midelt, a city located in the Atlas Mountains. The project, known as Noor Midelt II, is part of the country’s ambitious plan to increase its renewable energy capacity and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. NOOR III … Continue reading MASEN has shortlisted six consortia to build Morocco’s next Concentrated Solar Power project at Midelt

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Unlocking the potential of concentrated solar power with linear Fresnel reflectors

Concentrated Solar Power, a renewable energy source with immense potential, is becoming increasingly crucial in our efforts to combat climate change and transition to a sustainable future. However, the efficiency of solar power systems is a key concern that needs to be addressed in order to fully realize their potential. In this context, Linear Linear … Continue reading Unlocking the potential of concentrated solar power with linear Fresnel reflectors

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Luis Crespo, honorary president of the Spanish Concentrated Solar Power employers’ association Protermosolar

Protermosolar is the association that represents the Spanish sector of the Concentrated Solar Power industry, in which Spain is the international leader both in terms of installed power and the participation of its companies in international projects. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry (Protermosolar) has approved at its general meeting the … Continue reading Luis Crespo, honorary president of the Spanish Concentrated Solar Power employers’ association Protermosolar

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