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Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) — the sole procurer of new electricity and water capacity under the Sector Law — is mulling plans to set up the first-ever solar thermal project to support the future energy requirements of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm. The concentrated solar power plant will only … Continue reading Oman mulls thermal concentrated solar power project

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Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has just launched a call for pre-qualification (RfQ) for the second plant of the Noor Midelt solar thermal and photovoltaic complex (Noor Midelt II), as part of the development of the solar complex Noor Midelt. This call, which also comes after the auction of the Noor Midelt I … Continue reading Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal power has set a record for electricity generation, surpassing 2,801 GWh in the first half of 2019, which represents a generation volume 19.3% higher than the historical average, according to the REE data collected by Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, which indicates that Concentrated Solar Power … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets a historical generation record in the first half of 2019 in Spain

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Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

The spanish company Refractaris participates in the construction in Dubai of the tallest solar tower in the world. With a height of 260 meters and capable of generating 100 megawatts, the solar thermal project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020. The tower is part of a hybrid project that includes … Continue reading Refractaris participates in the construction of Dubai’s concentrated solar power tower

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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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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets historical record for electricity generation between January and May 2019

The Concentrated Solar Power has set a generation record in the months of February, March and May and has generated 2,026 GWh in the first five months of 2019, 8% higher than 2018. In this period, the longest stretch in which it has been generated Electricity for 24 hours a day has been 7 continuous … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power sets historical record for electricity generation between January and May 2019

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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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Wind energy generated 24,8% of electricity in Spain in april

Renewable energies accounted for 41.9% of electricity demand in Spain in April 2019: wind power 24.8%, concentrated solar power or solar thermal 2% and photovoltaic 3.4%.   Generation structure of April 2019 Wind power generation was the leading technology for monthly electricity production in the Peninsula and represented 24.8% of the total. 41.9% of the … Continue reading Wind energy generated 24,8% of electricity in Spain in april

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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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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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The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

The Kathu Solar Park constructed as an EPC project by ACCIONA and the engineering and technology group SENER, was officially inaugurated in the Northern Cape Region, in South Africa. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Northern Cape’s Premier, Sylvia Lucas. From ACCIONA, it was present the Managing Director of ACCIONA Industrial, Ramón Jiménez, among … Continue reading The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

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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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The Concentrated Solar Power in the PNIEC in Spain

The Spanish Government has already sent the draft of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan to the EU Commission, with a very well prepared report in which, logically, the Concentrated Solar Power plants already appear in the forecast of the generation mix by 2030. The value proposition of solar thermal has finally been understood. … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power in the PNIEC in Spain

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Protermosolar confirms that in 2030 the contribution of renewables to electricity generation in Spain could be 84% at a cost of less than € 5c / kWh

Protermosolar incorporates the 2018 data to its report and corroborates the importance of concentrated solar power in electrical decarbonization. The balanced distribution between photovoltaic and concentrated solar power would allow to supply the demand also at night and reduce the amount of discharges, all at a lower cost than the current one. The study is … Continue reading Protermosolar confirms that in 2030 the contribution of renewables to electricity generation in Spain could be 84% at a cost of less than € 5c / kWh

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) – from niche to winning technology

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants initially won their place on the market thanks to government subsidies. Current trends reveal, however, that development efforts have meanwhile pushed this technology in combination with photovoltaic (PV) installations to competitive parity with fossil power generation. The term “sector coupling” can denote the combining of fossil fuels with renewable energy … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) – from niche to winning technology

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China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

111 CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects with total capacity of 9 GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349 GW China 20 Concentrated Solar Power pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, two and half years have passed, and three of the 1st batch demonstration projects have been sucessfully connected to … Continue reading China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und … Continue reading Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

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Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

With an installed capacity of 100 MW, the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant incorporates … Continue reading Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

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ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 … Continue reading ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

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