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  • Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

    A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across ...


    By Associated Press

  • Visit announced to Ivanpah solar thermal plant

    Now Ivanpah has opened all eyes are on the plant to see what its performance means for tower technology. It has now been announced that attendees of CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas) will be given the opportunity the visit the operational plant.  The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now fully commercial and delegates will be able to get an exclusive first look at the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar Thermal Power Market to 2020

    GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “Solar Thermal Power Market to 2020 - Asia-Pacific Continues to See Increased Investments While Effective FITs in the Middle East and Africa Create Lucrative Solar Power Destinations”. The report gives an in depth analysis of Key Solar Thermal Power Markets in 8 countries (Australia, China, the ...

  • Abengoa to develop South America’s largest solar-thermal plant in Chile

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by the Ministry of Energy of the Chilean Government and Corfo (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to develop a 110 MW solar plant using tower technology with 17.5 hours of thermal energy ...


    By Abengoa

  • Abengoa Obtains Environmental Approval for South America’s Largest Solar-Thermal Plant

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has obtained a favorable environmental rating from the authorities of the Chilean Environmental Service to develop a solar-thermal plant using molten salts tower technology with an installed capacity of 110 MW. The project, ...


    By Abengoa

  • Ivanpah: Design & integration of the world’s largest solar thermal plant

    As the attention of the CSP industry in the United States turns towards mastering the design, engineering and construction of large-scale plants, EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) groups have become a vital cog in guaranteeing the success of 100MW+ projects. Currently the most prominent example would be the work of Bechtel Corporation at Ivanpah, California, the $2.2 billion ...


    By FCBI 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 ...


  • Solar thermal electricity: catching the eye of utility companies

    The American Southwest has some of the greatest solar resources on the globe, it yet remains largely untapped. This trend may be changing as solar technology matures, market forces shift and concern for climate change mounts. One of the most common arguments against large-scale use of renewable energy is that it cannot produce a steady, reliable stream of energy, day and night. Ausra Inc. does ...

  • Guardian Delivering Solar Mirrors as Supplier for World`s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant Under Construction

     Guardian Industries today announced that the company's EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California's Mojave Desert. The project, a partnership between NRG Solar (a subsidiary of ...


    By Guardian Industries Corp.

  • 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 ...


  • Tyrolean solar thermal expert conquers Arab markets

    In order to serve the markets in the Middle East, the Austrian solar thermal manufacturer TiSUN has founded the subsidiary TiSUN GCC FZC in Dubai at the beginning of December 2011. "The countries on the Arabian Gulf are among the sunniest regions in the world. With nine hours per day, the amount of sunshine is much higher than in any European country. This is one reason why the Middle Eastern ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • 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

  • Solarexpo puts focus on solar thermal in 2009

    Solarexpo, the international exhibition and conference on renewable energy and distributed generation to be held at the Verona Exhibition Centre, Italy, on 7-9 May 2009, will dedicate special attention this year to the solar thermal sector to respond to market demand for more training. The solar thermal sector in Europe is expected to employ more than 450,000 people by 2020, according to research ...


    By Expoenergie srl.

  • China should support solar thermal energy research

    China must support technological research on solar thermal energy, say Huang Ming and Yidong Gong. China is rich in solar energy. More than two thirds of the country receives more than 2,200 hours of sunshine every year. Estimates put the amount of solar radiation landing on China as up to 10,000 times the energy capacity of the Three Gorges Dam. But despite the huge potential of solar power in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Andasol 3: Europe`s largest solar thermal power plant comes online

    Andasol 3, the solar thermal power plant built by a consortium of five German companies in the Spanish province of Granada, has been inaugurated. The completion of the third Andasol power plant on a site measuring some two square kilometres has meant the creation of the largest European solar power plant, located in Andalusia, southern Spain. Attending the power plant inauguration ceremony were ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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

  • Department of Energy Offers $2.1 Billion Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Thermal Power Plant

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $2.1 billion loan guarantee to support Units 1 and 2 of the Blythe Solar Power Project, sponsored by Solar Trust of America, LLC. The concentrating solar thermal power plant includes two units comprising a combined 484 megawatt (MW) generating capacity, an eight-mile transmission line and associated ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The People’s Republic of China to Demonstrate First-of-its-kind Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) build a first-of-its-kind, large-scale concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in the northwestern province of Qinghai to produce clean energy and cut carbon emissions. “This pioneering project will demonstrate how the PRC could leverage its indigenous solar resources to diversify its energy mix in a ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Solar Thermal Cooling Plant with SCHOTT Receivers Refreshes MNT Headquarter in South Africa

    South Africa’s first concentrating solar thermal cooling system is relying on technology from SCHOTT. The international technology group based in Mainz, Germany, has supplied solar receivers for use in the solar thermal system that was put into operation in July 2014 at the MTN (Mobile Telephone Networks) headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Fresnel-collector with thermal peak ...


    By SCHOTT AG

  • Abengoa signs power purchase agreement and secures financing of Xina Solar One, 100 MW solar thermal plant in South Africa

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, announced today that, in an institutional ceremony with the Department of Energy of South Africa at their premises in Centurion, it has, with its partners the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Government Employees ...


    By Abengoa

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