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  • 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

  • CSP Solar Tower plant performance modelled for new markets

    CSP Today’s Solar Tower Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage explains surge in popularity for the technology and predicts performance using modelled plants. Although Parabolic Trough is the most widely deployed CSP technology today, with a current market share of 94%, industry trends indicate Solar Tower is gaining in popularity.  Around 23% of the worldwide CSP capacity ...


    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

  • Solar Tower Systems and Bosch Rexroth make inroads into the CSP industry

    By establishing partnerships and creating specialised industry networks, smaller players are able to enter into the CSP industry and ramp-up a competitive technology. In the past two years, giant energy companies such as Siemens, GE, Alstom Power and Areva have made giant strides towards success in CSP. Not only has this increased much needed cash flow to the industry but has furthered confidence ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Solar Tower Systems and Bosch Rexroth make inroads into the CSP industry

    By establishing partnerships and creating specialised industry networks, smaller players are able to enter into the CSP industry and ramp-up a competitive technology. In the past two years, giant energy companies such as Siemens, GE, Alstom Power and Areva have made giant strides towards success in CSP. Not only has this increased much needed cash flow to the industry but has furthered confidence ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • SolarReserve and ACWA Power officially announce its 100 MW CSP tower plant in South Africa

    The 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project in South Africa, owned by a SolarReserve led consortium with ACWA Power, has been nominated ‘preferred bidder’ by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Redstone Solar Thermal Power project was awarded preferred bidder in round 3.5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP), with the lowest tariff bid to date ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI 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

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Technologies Compete With PV

     The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) market will rise again in 2012 and in the next five years, according to new research from SBI Energy. Emerging from an enforced hiatus by PV ...


    By SBI Reports

  • How Gemasolar changed the landscape for CSP

    Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar tower plant represents one of the most important milestones in the history of CSP, the audience of a recent CSP Today webinar has heard. Santiago Arias remembers the reaction he got when people found out his company was looking into CSP storage at a SolarPACES conference six years ago. “Most of our competitors said we were mad to do something nobody ...


    By FCBI 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 ...


  • South Africa achieves its first CSP plant fuelled 100% by the sun

    The 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project will be located in Postmasburg, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province and will count with 12 hours of molten salt energy storage. "The Redstone project marks important technology advancement for South Africa in solar power," said SolarReserve's CEO Kevin Smith. The 100 MW tower plant with 12 hours of energy storage will be able to deliver a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Gemasolar to tower over New Delhi

    Torresol Energy will present the critical lessons learned from Gemasolar to the Indian CSP community Torresol Energy paved the way for the development of a new generation of CSP technology, when the Gemasolar thermosolar project became the first commercial-scale plant in the world to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology. The relevance of this plant lies in its ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 ...


  • USA and Spain crucial for the developments of the CSP industry

    According to The Global Concentrated Solar Power Industry Report currently, there are 679 MW of installed CSP capacity worldwide and more than 2000 MW under construction. The USA is the market leader in terms of installed ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP cooling options: workarounds for water scarcity

    Ahead of the CSP Yield Optimization Conference & Expo in Denver (October 27-28), CSP Today speaks to Babul Patel, senior consultant at Nexant Inc., about the cost implication of plant cooling options and how to operate plants effectively under increasingly stringent water restrictions. CSP Today: For CSP ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP and 15–20% PV.  Noor Tata, the second solar hybrid complex, will also have a capacity of around 400 MW and will be located between Midelt and Ouarzazate. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) will invite ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • USA and Spain Crucial for the Developments of the CSP Industry

    According to The Global Concentrated Solar Power Industry Report currently, there are 679 MW of installed CSP capacity worldwide and more than 2000 MW under construction. The USA is the market leader in terms of installed capacity with ...


    By FCBI Energy

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