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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • First Abengoa and E.ON joint concentrating solar power plant comes online

    In southern Spain, the sun shines for over 300 days a year. This solar energy will now be used by a large solar power station near Seville, built jointly by German energy supplier E.ON and Abengoa, a Spanish company who is a world leader in concentrating solar power plants. Helioenergy 1, the first of the two identical plants, started commercial operations on September 1, 2011. Helioenergy 2 is ...


    By Abengoa 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

  • 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 ...

  • Abengoa Solar and E.ON Climate & Renewables team up to build two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power plants in Spain

    Abengoa Solar and E.ON Climate & Renewables have today formed a partnership that will see them jointly own and operate two 50MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. The plants which are already under construction are located in Ecija (Seville), Southern Spain, one of the best areas in Europe in terms of solar radiation. The 50:50 partnership is aimed to invest a around of 550 million ...


    By E.ON AG

  • SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $3.8 Million from U.S. DOE to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Combustor for Solar Plants

    Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators Solar Turbines Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratories, German Aerospace Center and San Diego State University have been awarded a $3.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a novel gas turbine combustor for a concentrating solar power (CSP) hybrid gas turbine system. The award was ...

  • NextEra Energy Resources powers up North America’s largest concentrated photovoltaic solar power plant

    NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and North America's leading generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, announces the commissioning of the Hatch Solar Center, located in ...


    By NextEra Energy, Inc.

  • Concentrated Solar Power’s question of scale: Why bigger is not better

    In a bid to identify the tipping point between scale and cost efficiency, the latest report from CSP Today, ‘CSP Parabolic Trough Report: Costs and Performance’, challenges the conventional wisdom on scale 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • DOE offers US$52.5m for concentrating solar power research

    DOE offered $52.5 million on July 15 for research, development, and demonstration of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems that provide low-cost electrical power both day and night. CSP technologies concentrate the sun's energy and capture that energy as heat, which then drives an engine or turbine to produce electrical power. Such plants can include low-cost energy storage, which allows them ...

  • 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

  • Research and Markets: Concentrating Solar Power Technology: Principles, Developments and Applications

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d3cqsp/concentrating) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Concentrating solar power technology: Principles, developments and applications" to their offering. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Leanardo Energy holds second concentrated solar power online training course

    Following the first training series dedicated to Concentrated Solar Power technology description, Leonardo Energy is launching a second course, covering market aspects, special applications (solar desalination) and solar resource assessment. To register for the course, please ...


    By FCBI Energy

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