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Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

Sustainable electricity systems need renewable and dispatchable energy sources. Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy globally which is, though, by nature only available during the day, and especially in clear weather conditions. We compare three technology configurations able to provide dispatchable solar power at times without sunshine: Photovoltaics (PV) combined with battery … Continue reading Making the sun shine at night: comparing the cost of dispatchable concentrated solar power and photovoltaics with storage

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Refractaris proposes the new international standard for thermal insulation in concentrated solar power

The Andalusian company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, has proposed a new international standard for thermal insulation for concentrating solar power plants for study and approval. This standard will facilitate the minimum standardization required in thermal insulation of solar thermal power plants in the world and will strengthen their development possibilities in the coming years. The … Continue reading Refractaris proposes the new international standard for thermal insulation in concentrated solar power

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ACWA Power’s Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant breaks African record

ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants worldwide, announced Wednesday that its South African Bokpoort CSP plant has become the first renewable facility in the continent to complete a full week of continuous round the clock operation. Bokpoort CSP set the new African continental benchmark achieving 13 … Continue reading ACWA Power’s Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant breaks African record

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Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

The 10th CSP Focus, which takes place in China, brings together more than forty global speakers from the concentrated solar power sector with the aim of sharing information and promoting the expansion of the use of solar thermal energy.Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar, is one of the two Spaniards attending the congress. Spain is … Continue reading Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

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Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN’20).Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of storage can perform two main functions: … Continue reading Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

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SUPCON SOLAR won the SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award 2020

On October 2, the 26th Solar Power & Chemical Energy Systems Conference (SolarPACES 2020) closed online. Worldwide experts, scholars, and representatives of well-known enterprises, as well as passionate followers, exchanged ideas of frontier Concentrated Solar Power technologies and envisioned new prospects of Concentrating Solar Power industry on this meeting. At the closing ceremony of the … Continue reading SUPCON SOLAR won the SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award 2020

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Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

The award has been presented at the inaugural session of the SolarPACES 2020 Conference.The Technology Centers and Spanish companies have also awarded the President of Protermosolar with a special award for his commitment to the sector and the achievements obtained. Luis Crespo, president of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry … Continue reading Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

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How Spain’s Auction Can Achieve the 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power it Wants

Spain’s National Energy and Climate Plan, the PNIEC (Plan Nacional de Industria, Energia y Clima) includes a desired 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power added to its existing 2.3 GW, with 2.5 GW in a first tranche from 2021 to 2025 and a second 2.5 GW from 2026 to 2027. But what are the policies … Continue reading How Spain’s Auction Can Achieve the 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power it Wants

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Sener sells three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Seville and Cádiz to the Qualitas fund

Q-Energy, the energy investment vehicle of Qualitas Equity (former Fotowatio investor), has bought from Sener and Masdar -subsidiary of Mubadala- the Concentrated Solar Power Torresol Energy Investments S.A. (“Torresol Energy”), owner of three solar thermal plants in Spain with a total capacity of 120 MW located in Seville and Cádiz. The transaction also includes the … Continue reading Sener sells three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Seville and Cádiz to the Qualitas fund

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

Solar thermal energy in August reached 745 GWh, 5% more than the average of the last four years.Concentrated Solar Power energy in August has exceeded the average monthly electricity generation since 2015 by 5%, reaching 745 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to data from Red Eléctrica (Source: REE) collected by the Spanish Association for the Promotion … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

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Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

This was stated by the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, who also said that by 2030 renewable energies will make up 70% of the energy matrix in Chile. The statements were in the framework of a virtual conference organized by the Cerro Dominador firm, which manages the construction of the concentrated solar power (termosolar) … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

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Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Solar thermal power complements wind energy and photovoltaic, which are not only manageable. The company Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has successfully developed and commenced the commercial operation of the first CSP plant in Latin America. The Spanish consortium Acciona-Abengoa was responsible of for … Continue reading Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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TSK sells its La Africana concentrated solar power plant to the Q-Energy fund

TSK has agreed to sell its solar power plants in operation in Spain to Q-Energy, Qualitas Equity’s renewable asset fund manager. The company chaired by Sabino García Vallina has thus transferred a part of its subsidiary Esersa, for which a year ago it explored the possibility of going public. Specifically, it has transferred its stakes … Continue reading TSK sells its La Africana concentrated solar power plant to the Q-Energy fund

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Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

The contract with Saesa will have a duration of eight years, began to operate on August 1, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2028. This is for up to 600 GWh/year, equivalent to 60% of the capacity of one of the concentrated solar power towers. One of the most iconic projects in the region, … Continue reading Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

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South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

Concentrated Solar Power newcomer Andes Green Energy will bid two 1 GW hybrid CSP-PV projects with 18 hours of storage in Chile’s power auction in December, Carlos Sanchez Vergara, the group’s General Manager, told Reuters Events. As EIG Atacama Management prepares to bring online Chile’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant, a new CSP rival is … Continue reading South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

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Saudi Arabia’s wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power and PV could generate up to 750,000 jobs by 2030

The development of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy sector could lead to the creation of up to 750,000 jobs over the next decade, as the kingdom aims to derive 7 percent of its total electricity production from wind, photovoltaic and thermosolar by 2030. Solar photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power will account for 77 percent of all … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power and PV could generate up to 750,000 jobs by 2030

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Shedding some light on innovations in Concentrated Solar Power

The Sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind energy, hydro and nuclear.Specifically, solar thermal electricity from concentrated solar power (CSP) systems could provide over 10 % of the world’s electricity by mid-century and prevent the emission of billions of tonnes of CO2 per year.This CORDIS Results … Continue reading Shedding some light on innovations in Concentrated Solar Power

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Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

In the light of the EU 2030 climate & energy framework, MUSTEC (Market uptake of solar thermal electricity through cooperation) aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the barriers that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) cooperation projects. CSP has a high potential in supplying renewable electricity on demand not only … Continue reading Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

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Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of tailor-made TES systems. TES plays a … Continue reading Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

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Concentrated Solar Power reaches 796 GWh generated in July in Spain, 10% more than last year

Solar thermal energy has reached 796 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity generation in July, which represents 10% more than in the same month last year, according to data from Red Eléctrica (REE) collected by the Spanish Association for Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry (Protermosolar). In addition, this Concentrated Solar Power generation has accounted for 3.57% … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power reaches 796 GWh generated in July in Spain, 10% more than last year

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