Concentrated Solar News

  • COMS type 8.000/762-G08 at Noor III CSP tower

    contec Oil Mist Separator (COMS) type 8.000/762-G08 will be installed at Noor III project. The 150 MW Noor III CSP project is a greenfield IPP to be developed as the third project for the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) in a series of several planned developments at the Ouarzazate Solar Complex. NOOR 3 is a CSP tower, with a capacity of 150 MW and 7 hours of storage. contec Oil ...

  • Hyperlight Energy Awarded $1.5 Million from U. S. Department of Energy to Advance Low-Cost Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Collector

    Hyperlight Energy, a developer and manufacturer of low cost Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, announced today that it was selected by the U. S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to receive a $1.5 million award to develop a pilot CSP production line in San Diego, CA. The project will also validate a rapid field deployment design in a one-megawatt demonstration project at the ...


    By Hyperlight Energy

  • Dubai tenders for 200 MW CSP plant

    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) launched June 12 a tender for a 200 MW CSP plant. The tender represents the first phase of a plan to build 1 GW of CSP capacity within the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park by 2030. Dubai has set a target of 25% of energy from solar power by 2030 and the total capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum park is expected to reach 5 GW. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Saudi minister says solar power should fuel national growth

    “We should actually put a hiatus on power plants using fossil fuels and look only for solar as the future for energy in Saudi Arabia,” he said. As Chief Strategist for Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy from 2010 to 2015, Babelli led the development of new regulatory frameworks for renewable and nuclear power. Saudi Arabia has lagged behind ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Hydropower in Sweden Research Report, Market Outlook to 2025

    Hydropower in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles Summary " ...


  • The impacts of large-scale Concentrated Solar Power on the local environment

    Construction of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants – electricity generation which concentrates sunlight to generate heat – can have a range of negative effects on wildlife, but these effects are short lived, new research has found. Once in use, CSP plants can even have some positive effects, reducing soil erosion, for instance. CSP uses mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight ...

  • NREL Finds Up to 6-cent per Kilowatt-Hour Extra Value with Concentrated Solar Power

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report, “Estimating ...

  • NRG Energy announced as key sponsor at CSP Today USA 2014

    Energy giant NRG Energy have been unveiled as the exclusive lanyard sponsor at CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas).  NRG Energy who partly own and operate the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will be giving a presentation at CSP Today USA 2014 about running the world’s largest CSP plant. At the conference will be speaking alongside project developer BrightSource ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Storage opportunities for CSP in United States subject of webinar

    Concentrated solar power’s unique storage value is set to be discussed in a webinar featuring experts from SEIA, Abengoa and SolarReserve. A free to view webinar featuring experts from CSP developers Abengoa and SolarReserve and industry association SEIA is taking place on the 16th April (5:30 GMT). The webinar will feature a case study of CSP plants which have storage capabilities and a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Statement by Secretary Moniz on IPCC`s Working Group Report on Climate Change Mitigation

    Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group report on climate change mitigation: "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on mitigation makes it clear that the next ten to twenty years are critical if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The IPCC report notes that it ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Technical analysis on CSP Tower technology in Chile released

    Following the publication of the report “CSP Tower and Chile – Part 1: Market Evolution”, CSP Today publishes the second part of the report entitled “Part 2: Technology”. The new piece covers the technical aspects of the technology that is growing considerably in Chile. Belén Gallego, CEO of CSP Today and one of the authors of the guide, explains the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Acciona and TSK to discuss challenges and successes of constructing Noor I CSP plant in Morocco at MENASOL

    Acciona and TSK delegation to attend MENASOL (6-7 May, Dubai) and join a panel discussion on Morocco’s CSP industry and the lessons learnt on site in Ouarzazate   The 160MW Noor I CSP project in Morocco has been under construction for almost a year and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2015. It is Morocco’s first concentrated solar power plant and is ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates world’s largest concentrating solar power project

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will participate today in the opening of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. As President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is becoming a global leader in solar energy -- demonstrated by a new industry report which found that U.S. utility-scale solar set a record with ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Secretary Moniz announces $30 million investment for solar development

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $30 million in funding to 12 projects to develop solar technologies which can produce electricity when the sun is not shining. The 12 award recipients will develop technologies that span solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP) and concentrating photovoltaics (CPV). “The Energy Department is working across the industry to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

    Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China. Fresnel lenses were invented by French engineer and scientist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in the early nineteenth century, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In Austin, Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Projects

    At the University of Texas-Austin today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will announce $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power when the sun is not shining. These projects will help advance solar energy beyond current photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies to drive ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 392MW Ivanpah Plant now connected to the grid

    The world’s largest concentrated solar power development – the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is now online. There has been little fuss but one of the most iconic solar developments in the world has connected to the gird and is now producing clean power.  The project spans over a vast 3500 acres with 170’000 heliostats and dominates the visual landscape of northeast ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Parabolic Trough report tackles lack of cost data for CSP plants

    The new Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage published by CSP Today gives new clarity to cost and performance of concentrated solar power parabolic trough technology. As detailed in CSP Today’s Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage, the current global portfolio for the parabolic trough industry features over 65 operating plants ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Tower technology to lead CSP industry in Chile

    With the latest announcement of Abengoa winning the first international bid in Chile with a tower project, the market trend towards this technology grows. CSP Today has published a complimentary report in which it outlines how tower technology is set to take the lead in Chile.  A couple of weeks ago Abengoa won the first international CSP bid in Chile with the 110MW Cerro Dominador Project. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • The future allocation of CSP in South Africa to be decided in the coming weeks

    The Department of Energy (DoE) has called for public comment on an updated version of the IRP. This period closes in two weeks and the responses will be used to inform the Cabinet who will decide in March the future allocation of South Africa’s energy mix for the next twenty years. CSP stands to increase substantially – up to 3,300 MW – at the expense of wind capacity. Recently, ...


    By FCBI Energy

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