Concentrated solar power
Vast Solar Gets $65 Million Funding from ARENA for Australia's Concentrated Solar Plant
Vast Solar will certainly be establishing the 30 MW/ 288 MWh focused solar plant in Port Augusta, South Australia. The innovation creates clean, low-cost, dispatchable power by capturing and storing the sun's energy during the day to be used to produce heat as well as power, consisting of in the evening.
Feb 14, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, ARENA, Darren Miller, Concentrated solar power, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, concentrated solar thermal power, Craig Wood, HyGATE, Australian CSP project, Chris Bowen, concentrated solar plant, Vast Solar CSP project in Port Augusta, VS1 project
United States Researchers Pursue 5 cents/ kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System
The Department of Energy has granted $2 million to NREL to develop a prototype CSP system that can harness energy potentials of molten salts. This is the very first time that the federal government is leveraging the energy storing power of molten salts; besides proceeding research on particles.
Feb 17, 2022 // Technology, NREL, Renewable Energy, Concentrated solar power, department of energy, csp, molten salts, salt particles
Spain to support distributed PV deployment in upcoming renewables auction
Spain will allocate up to 140MW of dispersed solar PV capacity in the country's following renewables auction, readied to happen this April.
Jan 6, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, tender, Europe, auction, distributed solar, Concentrated solar power
African Nation Namibia to Tender 50-130MW CSP Project Next Year
At the recently held SolarPACES Conference, NamPower generation projects head Grant Muller set out the nationwide power firm's now finalized prepare for a CSP project in Namibia, for in between 50 MW as well as 130 MW, with storage space. After 4 years of prep work, the nation awaits its first CSP auction in 2022.
Dec 23, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Namibia, Concentrated solar power, csp, solar projects, Grant Muller, Namibia Power Corporation Ltd, NamPower, SolarPACES
Investor Cubico completes T-Solar acquisition
Renewables investor Cubico Sustainable Investments has finished its acquisition of a European 272MW solar energy platform called Grupo T-Solar from I Squared Capital.
Mar 31, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Italy, solar pv, Europe, Concentrated solar power, I Squared Capital, Cubico Sustainable Investments, spanish solar
ACWA Power's Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant breaks African record
ACWA Power, a leading programmer, investor and operator of power generation and also desalinated water plants worldwide, announced Wednesday that its South African Bokpoort CSP plant has come to be the very first eco-friendly facility in the continent to complete a complete week of continual night and day operation.
Oct 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, South Africa, ACWA Power, Concentrated solar power, csp, termosolar
America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared
SolarReserve, one of America’s last remaining CSP developers, appears to have ceased operations — just as some global markets may be warming up.
Jan 21, 2020 // Thermal, USA, Nevada, North America, Concentrated solar power, SolarReserve, CSP developers, Concentrated Solar Power developers, Crescent Dunes
Azelio’s storage solution switched on at Noor-Ouarzazate complex
Swedish storage company Azelio has started producing electricity from energy storage at a verification project at the Noor-Ouarzazate solar power station in Morocco.
Jan 2, 2020 // Storage, ENERGY STORAGE, solar plus storage, Africa, Morocco, Concentrated solar power, azelio, northern africa
Steel yourselves, Swinburne researcher uses solar to decarbonise steel
Swinburne PhD candidate Suneeti Purohit's remarkable double innovation utilises solar power to decarbonise the steel industry and save iron ore miners cash.
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Australia, Oceania, Swinburne, Suneeti Purohit, decarbonise, Concentrated solar power
Solar Tracker Market Report 2019-2029
Forecasts by Technology (Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV)), by Product (Single Axis, Dual Axis), by Application (Utility, Non-Utility), by Type (Active Tracker, Passive Solar Tracker, Chronological Solar Tracker, Single Axis Tracker, Dual Axis Tracker) Plus Leading Company Analysis and Regional and Leading National Market Analysis
Dec 5, 2019 // Market Research, Solar Tracker Market Report, Solar Tracker, Concentrated solar power
Worm drive for more accurate heliostat calibration
Global generation of solar powered energy is actively expanding. According BloombergNEF, it is likely to increase from the current 2 percent of the global electricity production up to 22 percent by the middle of the century.
Dec 2, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, California, USA, North America, CSP plant, Concentrated solar power
Heliogen is likely to cope with carbon emission problem
The advanced technology developed by the startup funded by Bill Gates is aimed at minimization of gas emissions from heavy industries.
Nov 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, USA, North America, Heliogen, Bill Gates, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels, Concentrated solar power
Acciona acquires 3-GW pipeline of U.S. solar projects from Tenaska
Global renewable energy developer Acciona has signed an agreement with energy developer Tenaska to acquire a portfolio of greenfield solar and energy storage projects in the United States. The development portfolio comprises approximately 3 GW of utility-scale solar and 1 GW of co-located solar and energy storage.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, North America, Acciona, Rafael Esteban, Tenaska, Steve Johnson, Concentrated solar power
Race Heats Up For Title Of Cheapest Solar Energy In The World
Dubai has narrowly missed out on reclaiming the title of having the world’s cheapest solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, after receiving bids for the latest phase of a massive solar park on the desert outskirts of the city.
Oct 17, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, China, Asia, ACWA Power, Dubai, Tom Heggarty, mbr solar park, Abu Dhabi, Concentrated solar power
EU backs bid to take CPV to mass production amid 29% efficiency claims
A solar PV technology claiming to have achieved 50% higher output than conventional systems in tests has bagged EU research money to speed up its move to large-scale production.
Sep 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Engie, Fraunhofer ISE, pv moduletech, European Union, CSEM, Insolight, hiperion, concentrated pv, cpv, r&d, Christophe Ballif, Concentrated solar power
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