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  • SkyFuel's Parabolic Trough a Fit for India's Solar Mission

    SkyFuel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) regarding the use of its parabolic trough collector in concentrating solar power (CSP) projects. MEIL's bid to build, own and operate a 50MW solar thermal power plant, through its wholly owned subsidiary MEIL Green Power Limited, in ...


  • SkyFuel and Braxenergy Team to Bring Parabolic Trough to Brazil

    Parabolic trough maker SkyFuel and Brazilian energy developer Braxenergy have signed an agreement to cooperate in bringing concentrating solar power to the Brazilian market. While SkyFuel's ...


  • SkyFuel and Termoindustriale Agree to Parabolic Trough Distribution in Italy

    Parabolic trough maker SkyFuel has reached an agreement with Italian power Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm Termoindustriale for distribution of the SkyTrough in Italy. The agreement covers systems up to about 50 Megawatts (thermal). SkyFuel will provide the solar collectors and technical ...


  • SkyFuel`s Parabolic Trough to Save Fuel in the Gas City

    SkyFuel, Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply high performance parabolic trough solar collectors to the City of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada to offset fuel consumption at the City's combined cycle gas power plant. The installation will be the first concentrating solar power project to ...


    By SkyFuel, Inc

  • SkyFuel Chooses Kelly Beninga to Lead Commercial Expansion of Parabolic Trough Business

    ARVADA, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- SkyFuel, Inc., maker of the award-winning SkyTrough® parabolic trough solar collector, announces the choice of Kelly Beninga, an industry icon with 30 years of experience in renewable technology development, marketing, and management, as the company's new Chief ...


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  • Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost

    Huge parabolic mirrors catching the sun's rays could crisscross America's deserts soon, thanks to a breakthrough that may greatly lower the cost of solar power. A small solar company has teamed with scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop massive curved sheets of metal that have the potential to be 30 percent less expensive than today's best collectors of concentrated ...

  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Acciona opens biggest solar plant in world in Nevada

    ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales highlights the importance of this facility as part of the company's commitment to a sustainable energy model ACCIONA is the only Spanish company with an operational plant using parabolic cylinders, the one with the greatest potential for future development in the world ACCIONA has opened its Nevada Solar One (NSO), a 64 MW solar thermal electric plant ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • SkyFuel's Mirror Film Lasts the Lifetime of Solar Power Plant

    ReflecTech Mirror Film is used in place of fragile glass mirrors to lower the cost of SkyFuel's parabolic trough concentrating solar collector. In the solar thermal plants where these collectors are installed, the reflectors are expected to last for 25 years. Parabolic trough technology itself is considered mature, having been in ...


  • 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

  • Abengoa Solar partners with Total and Masdar to build, own and operate the first large scale Solar Power Plant in the Middle East

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi / Sevilla, Spain., June 9, 2010. The Shams -1 concentrating solar power plant, with 100 megawatts of power output capacity, will be operational in 2012. Abengoa Solar and Total will own and operate the Shams-1 project in a joint venture with Shams -1 concentrating solar power plant, with 100 megawatts of power output capacity, will be operational in 2012. Abengoa Solar and Total ...


    By Abengoa Solar

  • FLABEG Develops duraGLARE; An Anti-Soiling Coating for Solar Mirrors Makes Solar Thermal Power Plants Even More Efficient

    Flabeg, the international market leader and manufacturer of solar mirrors, has developed an anti-soiling coating for solar mirrors. duraGLARE distinguishes itself with its property of repelling dust and sand from the surface of mirrors. Dirt on mirrors is thus reduced by up to 50 per cent against solar panels which are not coated. The duraGLARE coating continues to attract customers thanks to its ...


  • Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

    Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data. The Department is making up to $12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar support ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solar Thermal Electric Hybrid Power Plant for Barstow, California.

    Press Release-October 26, 2007. -- Solar MW Energy Inc. and affiliate Ecosystem Solar Electric Corp. has commenced the development of another 'jewel' near Barstow's Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, Southern California. A nominal in the aggregate of 59.4 megawatt (MW) solar thermal electric hybrid, utility-scale merchant power plant, to be sited on green field land parcel, privately owned ...


  • ENSR provides environmental permitting for major new solar energy projects in California

    ENSR is providing environmental permitting and licensing support for four major solar energy projects in southern California. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services firm. To help secure the environmental permits for these important new energy projects, ENSR evaluated the projects’ potential environmental impacts on water resources, air quality, socioeconomic ...


    By AECOM

  • AppliTek to provide analyzers for world’s largest solar power project

    With the inauguration of the world’s largest solar powered plant on Sunday 17th of March, AppliTek officially announces having procured the water analyzers for Shams 1, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The on-line analyzers will be used to monitor the water chemistry of the steam production of the huge power plant, i.e. boiler feed water quality and condensate return quality. The analyzer ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Making CSP viable – Solar Millennium explain the key to the future of the technology

    The move towards CSP yield optimisation has a number of causes and a number of solutions – and the opportunity now exists to give the technology long-term viability.  In the build-up to the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), Solar Millennium explained to CSP Today exactly how the company is making optimisation a driving strategy for ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • ReportsnReports - Concentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017

    Concentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017   WinterGreen Research announces the following study:  Concdentrating Solar: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017. Concentrating solar is poised to become the largest of three ...


  • Acciona Energy invests EUR 500m in two solar thermal power plants in Spain

    The facilities will be operational in 2010 and will produce 244 million kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of 75,000 homes The plants will cover 260 hectares -equivalent to 364 soccer fields-, with 1,520 collectors and 364,800 mirrors receiving the sun's rays ACCIONA is the first Spanish company with a commercially operational plant (Nevada Solar One, in the USA) that uses parabolic ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

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