Thermal Energy News

In this news section we publish the information on solar thermal power plants, R&D and innovative technologies. Unlike photovoltaic stations converting solar energy into electrical power directly, solar thermal installations utilize sunlight as a heat source. They concentrate solar energy to generate heat, which can be converted into electricity. Concentrated solar power. 

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Performance-Based Financial Mechanism for MNRE's CST Scheme: GERMI
A new research has actually discovered that MNRE's off-grid and decentralised CST system must have a performance-based financial backing system
Sep 8, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Thermal, mnre, CST Scheme, GERMI, off grid
Niger holds firm on strategy to construct solar park at diesel-fueled thermal plant
The solar plant is expected to have a capacity of up to 60 MW and also will certainly be situated at the 100 MW Gorou Banda thermal power plant appointed in 2017.
Sep 1, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thermal, pv power plants, Africa, thermal plant, Niger
Sunamp increases ₤ 4.5 m to money abroad expansion
Thermal power storage company Sunamp has increased ₤ 4.5 million in Series A funding to help support its international expansion.
Aug 11, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Thermal, UK, Europe, Sunamp, Andrew Bissell, Victor Aguilera
'Light receptive' modern technology transforms salt water right into tidy alcohol consumption water in less than 30 minutes
New technology purifies water making use of sunlight making use of a metal-organic framework These so-called MOFs separate the salty solute found in brackish and also salt water The concept could offer potable water for countless people throughout the world
Aug 10, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, Australia, desalination, Oceania, MOF, Huanting Wang
Why the World's Most Advanced Solar Plants Are Failing
These facilities of the future are riddled with troubles-- but it's not far too late to locate fixes.
Jun 24, 2020 // Thermal, USA, NREL, North America
A photovoltaic thermal panel for heat-pump homes
Dutch business Triple Solar has actually released a photovoltaic thermal solar panel for property structures which can be attached to a salt water or water heatpump. The maker claims the heater based upon the panel is an excellent option to much less reliable air as well as water heatpump and also extra pricey geothermal systems. The grid-connected PV system can export excess power under web metering programs.
Apr 21, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, Europe, Netherlands, Triple Solar BV, photovoltaic thermal, Mark Hoff
Oil Firm Eni Helps Synhelion Solar Jet Fuel Take Flight
A Swiss start-up is dealing with marketing 2 paths to solar jet fuel with the help of Italy's Eni, the 10th-largest oil business worldwide.
Mar 30, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, Europe, Switzerland, Eni, Synhelion, Philipp Furler
Unique Stellio Heliostat Solar Project Goes Online in China
Among the globe's initial molten salt tower focused solar energy (CSP) projects that utilizes a "Stellio" heliostat was grid-connected at the end of December in China's Xinjiang district near the Mongolian boundary. The 50-MW Hami pilot project established by Chinese state-owned firm China Power Engineering Consulting Group notes a significant turning point for the unique heliostat layout, which went from idea to building in a simple 5 years.
Mar 2, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, China, Asia, csp, Stellio, Heliostat
LFDE, ÉNES Introduce Largest Solar Thermal Nuclear Power Plant in France
LFDE has actually introduced in Creutzwald the biggest thermal solar energy plant in France infusing the warm generated right into the network, in collaboration with ÉNES.
Feb 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thermal, France, Europe, International, ÉNES, LFDE
Solar brings risk-free water to Bangladeshi seaside neighborhoods
F Cubed, an Australian firm that concentrates on solar-powered desalination systems, has actually landed an agreement valued at virtually $5 million to provide 1,140 devices that will certainly supply tidy alcohol consumption water to around 30,000 individuals in Bangladesh.
Feb 14, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Thermal, India, Bangladesh, Asia, F Cubed
A new solar desalination system to resolve water shortage
SolarCity, a nonprofit gotten by Tesla, released the not-for-profit GivePower in 2013-- and the Rive siblings, SolarCity's creators, are on the board.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Thermal, USA, SolarCity, desalination, Hayes Barnard, GivePower, North America, Kyle Stephan
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
Why Desalinating Water is Hard — and Why We Might Need To Anyway
Desalination technology has been around for decades. But turning salt into fresh water takes more energy and money than is often worthwhile.
Dec 30, 2019 // Thermal, desalination, Manzoor Qadir
Fine-tuning thermoelectric materials for cheaper renewable energy
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed new thermoelectric materials, which could provide a low-cost option for converting heat energy into electricity.
Dec 19, 2019 // Technology, Thermal, London, Queen Mary University of London, Oliver Fenwick
Thermal energy storage integrated with photovoltaics
2m of Australian dollars will be allocated for Glaciem Cooling’s test of its innovative energy storage technology at three different sites.
Dec 4, 2019 // Storage, Thermal, Australia, Oceania, thermal, Glaciem Cooling Technologies, UniSA