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  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) slipped from an all-time high in production of 885 GWh in 2008 to 862 GWh in 2009. New capacity becoming operational in 2010 pushed production to 1121 GWh and an estimated 1475 GWh in 2011. The wholesale value from this technology, also known as Solar Thermal power, generated $68 USD million in 2008, $102 million in 2009, to $362 million in 2010. 2011 sales should ...


  • No show stoppers for concentrating solar power

    A recently published study confirms that solar thermal power is largely unrestricted by materials availability. There are, however, some issues that the industry needs to look into soon, like replacing silver in mirrors. In the wake of Chinese export restrictions on rare earth metals, the dependence of some renewable technologies on scarce materials has gained attention. Several players in the ...


    By FLS Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Distribution and Research, Inc.

    (CSDR) is a US manufacturer of Concentrated Photovoltaic Dual Axis tracked power systems featuring the SC-90 25KWp Power Tracker. Currently, their global manufacturing capacity is at 300MW annually and is expected to achieve 600MW by mid 2014. The SC-90 Power Tracker System offers the lowest cost per kW, using 10000m2 per MWp and provides reliability and performance guaranteed for 30 years, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016

    TechNavio''s analysts forecast the Global Concentrated Solar Power market to grow at a CAGR of 12.01 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in legislations in the Renewable Energy sector. The Global Concentrated Solar Power market has also been witnessing the increase in large-scale CSP production. However, the reduction in ...

  • Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016

    TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Concentrated Solar Power market to grow at a CAGR of 12.01 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in legislations in the Renewable Energy sector. The Global Concentrated Solar Power market has also been witnessing the ...


  • NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced the demonstration of a 45.7 percent conversion efficiency for a four-junction solar cell at 234 suns concentration. This achievement represents one of the highest photovoltaic research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar ...

  • Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Research Report

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) slipped from an all-time high in production of 885 GWh in 2008 to 862 GWh in 2009. New capacity becoming operational in 2010 pushed production to 1121 GWh and an estimated 1475 GWh in 2011. The wholesale value from this technology, also known as Solar Thermal power, generated $68 USD million in 2008, $102 million in 2009, to $362 million in 2010. 2011 sales should ...


  • New opportunities for the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Industry

    CSP project environmental approval and CSP-PV mix signifies even more potential for the concentrated solar thermal power industry to grow in the US 03 April, London With the recent approval of Solar Reserve’s 200-megawatt, two-tower Saguache Solar Energy Project comes a sense of excitement for not only Solar Reserve, but the industry as a whole.  As Solana, Ivanpah, Cresecent ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • In Depth Report on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Spain

    Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on"Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Spain, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles".The report focuses primarily on quantitative marketmetrics in order to characterize the growth and evolution of the Remote Patient Monitoring Market. View Full Report With TOC At :  ...


  • NREL quantifies significant value in concentrating solar power

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have calibrated the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator ...

  • Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Major Solar Power Market Segments for Trackers Installations - Solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power

    The installation of trackers in solar power projects increased from 434 MW in 2009 to 1,997 MW in 2012. In 2012, 998 MW of tracker capacity was installed in solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects and 953 MW in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects, equivalent to 50% and 47.7% shares of the total number of solar trackers installed respectively. Currently, Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) projects ...

  • Concentrated Solar Thermal Power capacity continues growing despite economic uncertainty

    Usual suspects Spain and the USA lead the industry with a combined market share of over 90% of projects under construction. New markets open up in MENA, Australia and India where 1.9 GW of CSP have been announced, according to new report by CSP Today Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) bucks the downward economic trend by continuing to grow apace despite tough economic times, According ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Power leading energy storage race in 2014

    Regulatory bodies including CPUC and FERC continue to roll out requirements supporting the development of energy storage technologies to deal with the problem of grid intermittency created by high levels of renewable integration. As a result of this there is growing interest in concentrated solar power (CSP) as a procurement option. The strongest storage mandate to date has been set out by the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Marked by Volatility, Concentrated Solar Power Market To More Than Double by 2020

    At the moment, the market for concentrated solar power (CSP) systems is paused -- not stopped, according to a recent report from Pike Research. The sector has been marked by volatility since the technology began to experience a revival in 2004, and that up-and-down movement is likely to persist through the remainder of the decade as the price of rival photovoltaic modules continues its dramatic ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Concentrated Solar Power will have a fundamental role in South Africa’s energy mix

    Experts suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage should have a fundamental role in the future of the South African energy mix. In a recent CSP Today Webinar experts from Eskom and Stellenbosch University declared that CSP with storage was a potential solution to the South African power crisis, it just needs the right backing. The Webinar took place on Wednesday 10th December and ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Mitsubishi Corp Enters Concentrated Solar Power Generation Business in Spain

    Mitsubishi Corporation ("MC") has acquired a share in Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") generation plants (4 plants with total of 200 MW in capacity) and become the first Japanese company to own CSP plants under commercial operational stage. All the four plants, until MC's acquisition, are held by Acciona, which is the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrating Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced a new concentrating solar power (CSP) project led by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The project will integrate utility-scale CSP technology with SMUD’s 500-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired Cosumnes Power Plant. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

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