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Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

The US$880 million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operation. Mott MacDonald was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s financing and construction stages and will now monitor operations in an ongoing role. Awarded during the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent … Continue reading Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

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Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

Renewable energies generated 30.3%, wind energy 15%, concentrated solar power (CSP) 3.4% and photovoltaic energy 3.9%. Wind energy production in September reached 2,764 GWh, up 7% on that of the same month last year, accounting for 15% of total production. 54.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not emit CO2. Generation … Continue reading Wind energy supplied 15 of electricity in Spain in September

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Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By far the largest single-site thermo-solar … Continue reading Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage system using molten salts that … Continue reading Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. For individual concentrating solar power projects, you will find … Continue reading Database of Concentrated Solar Power Projects all around the world

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Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent

Khi Solar One has 50 MW of installed capacity and a two-hour storage capacity, incorporating cutting-edge technology developed by Abengoa. Following commissioning, the plant is officially handed over to Khi Solar One Pty. Ltd, a corporation that is made up of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Khi Community Trust and Abengoa. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international … Continue reading Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent

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IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s solar power industry, part of … Continue reading IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

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The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the attention of the majority of … Continue reading The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

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ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW  concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa in September, Terence Govender, SolarReserve’s vice president of development was quoted as saying by news agency Ecofin.   The project was selected within the 3.5 bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

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Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 hours, equivalent to almost six … Continue reading Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

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Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030. The energy mix will include 61 per cent from natural gas, 25 per cent from solar energy, 7 per cent from clean coal and 7 per cent from nuclear power by 2030. The project will … Continue reading Dubai will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030

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SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country’s generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. It should be noted that … Continue reading SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

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Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

The Khi Solar One plant has been developed by Abengoa and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and began operating in February, 2016.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, together with the IDC and Khi Community Trust, … Continue reading Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

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China eyes huge Concentrated Solar Power project

The industrial scale of solar thermal power needs to be expanded, and an industrial chain on thermal equipment manufacturing and processing should be established, according to an announcement by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Wednesday.   To achieve that, the statement demanded, the pilot projects must be large enough to be used commercially, with … Continue reading China eyes huge Concentrated Solar Power project

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Concentrated solar power a better alternative for Africa

In recent years, we have seen a global move towards the use of renewable energy, in particular photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. However, PV generation is not necessarily the obvious choice for Africa. Concentrated solar power (CSP) may be a better alternative, as it is particularly suited to sunbelt countries. South Africa is seen by many … Continue reading Concentrated solar power a better alternative for Africa

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SolarReserve Receives Award From U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Develop Advanced Design Concentrated Solar Technology

SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, announced today that it is the recipient of a CSP APOLLO program award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO) program funds research and development … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives Award From U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Develop Advanced Design Concentrated Solar Technology

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Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

The Concentrated Solar Power plant, with full capacity at 1.6 MW, benefitting over 20,000 customers, is the largest in East Africa. One of the largest Concentrated Solar Power plants in East Africa has been inaugurated in Uganda on Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria, as the region sets the pace in electricity generation investments. The Concentrated … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For 260 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology, has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to develop one of the world’s largest solar projects with energy storage. Utilizing SolarReserve’s proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology, the Copiapó Solar Project, scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2019, will deliver … Continue reading SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For 260 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Chile

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New US tax credit proposal would raise Concentrated Solar Power incentives from 2017

A new Investment Tax Credit proposal linked to installation costs would raise CSP tax breaks from the end of 2016, the point at which the 30% credit for all solar projects is currently scheduled to drop to 10%. The new ITC proposal has been presented by Amit Ronen, who strategized the 8-year extension of the … Continue reading New US tax credit proposal would raise Concentrated Solar Power incentives from 2017

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Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

When I wrote two weeks ago that Saudi Arabia is targeting 41-GW of solar electricity generation, a sceptical friend rightly asked me to check this number. I was quoting the American Energy Information Administration Country analysis report. I know the number is staggering but it is achievable considering the consequences of not doing so. In … Continue reading Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

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