concentrated solar Articles

  • Exergetic assessment of transmission–concentrated solar energy systems via optical fibres for building applications

    Optical fibres solar energy transmission and concentration provide a flexible way of handling concentrated solar energy. Solar lighting with Fibre Optic Bundles (FOBs) can be considered a promising option for energy–efficient green buildings. This study deals with the exergetic analysis and performance assessment of a system based on the idea of Transmission–Concentrated Solar Energy via Optical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new type of solar concentrator employing a cone-cylinder combination

    Most conventional solar thermal radiation concentrators have some sort of symmetry which allows them to concentrate solar thermal energy for their operation. We report a new system that utilises the symmetry of a cone and a cylinder combination to simulate the concentration of solar radiation on a ring containing a fluid (water). A halogen lamp is used as the source of radiation to simulate solar ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing a CSP strategy for the Middle East and North Africa

    For the concentrated solar power industry, the MENA region represents a key pocket of opportunity.  But understanding and explaining the CSP proposition is also a challenge that needs to be tackled. After the Shams 1 CSP plant was commissioned earlier this year, industry figures have been looking to see where a pipeline can develop for the technology in the region.  This is one of the ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Two scenarios for a solar world economy

    Solar energy using Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology will become the most abundant source of renewable energy. The technology and the economics of CSP are explained. An overview is given for the deployed CSP capacity, the CSP capacity which is currently being built, and the planned capacity. We make the following assumptions: (1) The learning curve for CSP technology will finally lead to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • Design and theoretical performance analysis of linear Fresnel reflector solar concentrator with a tubular absorber

    A linear Fresnel reflector solar concentrator (LFRSC) system is used nowadays for operation at intermediate temperature ranges by using solar energy. Considerable attention is being paid to the design, fabrication and testing of solar concentrators. The performance of the system depends on the design parameters, mass flow rate, desired temperature difference, tracking accuracy, etc. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy of solar radiation

    Solar radiation reaching the ground is accompanied with radiation entropy. When the entropy production rate within any solar energy conversion device is to be calculated, the incoming radiation entropy flux has to be known. In this contribution, first it is shown how the radiation entropy flux arriving on earth is to be calculated. Secondly, the interaction between the incoming radiation and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dr Farooq Abdullah in the opening ceremony of CSP TODAY INDIA

    Dr Abdullah, the Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy of India demonstrated the commitment of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy to the concentrated solar thermal power industry by opening the inaugural CSP TODAY INDIA event. With over 275 people on attendance to the 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India is the fastest ...


    By New Energy Update

  • At 8%+ CAGR, Concentrated Solar Power Market to reach US$ 4 Bn by 2025

    As per a recent industry report put forward by Global Market Insights Inc., Concentrated Solar Power Market is forecast to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of seven years, by exceeding a revenue of USD 4 billion by 2025 with a projected CAGR of 8.5% over 2019-2025. Concentrated solar ...


    By Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • South African concentrated solar power executives call for more competition amongst EPCs

    In an exclusive CSP Today study of over 100 executives in the concentrated solar power industry in South Africa it has emerged that more competition between EPC contractors was viewed as the number one factor in reducing costs in CSP development. The results emerged as part of the CSP Today ‘CSP in South Africa: Industry Development Survey’, where over 100 executives were surveyed for ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP central to Moroccan renewable targets Recent news that tender for Phase II of the Ouarzazate site in southern Morocco will open at the end of 201

    Recent news that tender for Phase II of the Ouarzazate site in southern Morocco will open at the end of 2013 emphasises the role that concentrated solar power is playing in the country. Press reports indicate that Phase II of the Ouarzazate site will be over 300MW in size.  Adding this to the current 160MW in development of Phase I, this site alone will go some way towards meeting ...


    By New Energy Update

  • The challenge of local content examined: a Spanish solution in South Africa

    Spanish engineering, procurement and construction companies’ long track record in the concentrated solar power (CSP) sector provides them with a distinctive advantage to develop large-scale projects around the world. In addition, it gives them a competitive edge when addressing challenges that are particular to these developments.  Our most recent article: “The ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Flat absorbers with trapezoidal cavity for Fresnel reflecting solar concentrator

    The absorber is a very important component of the solar concentrating collector. The overall heat loss coefficient of the flat rectangular absorber and multi-tube absorber were studied experimentally. Both absorbers were coated with ordinary dull black paint. The heat loss coefficient was comparatively 4-11% lower in the case of round pipe absorber and increased with the absorber temperature in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water analyzer packages for monitoring critical process parameters in steam production of renewable energy plant Shams I - Case Study

    Located in western Abu Dhabi, Shams is a large renewable energy project in operation in the Middle East and owned by Masdar. It is a concentrating solar power station with a capacity of 100 MW of clean, renewable electricity by the use of large parabolic solar fields. In both traditional and concentrated solar power plants, the steam cycle is key to generating electricity. By monitoring the ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Finalists announced for INDIASOL CSP Technology and Supplier Award 2014

    Ener-T, Aalborg CSP & Sojitz Corporation and Thermosol Glass have been announced as finalists of the CSP Today and PV Insider INDIASOL 2014 Awards. Voting is now open for the award of CSP Technology and Supplier of the Year. Cost reduction is the number one priority to make concentrated solar power a competitive energy source. With that goal in mind, suppliers and technology developers ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Concentrated solar thermal power a good fit for Jordan

    Jordanian officials to discuss role solar can play in their developing energy mix at MENASOL 2013 (14-15 May, Dubai). According to the CSP Today Global Tracker, the use of CSP in Jordan is currently under investigation, “while the country is busy implementing reliable low-cost supply of energy using large, conventional and centrally-located power plants and developing its interconnection ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Growing a local concentrated solar thermal power economy in South Africa

    In recent months South Africa has seen a dramatic change in its energy policy as the Department of Energy, NERSA and Eskom have taken steps to move to a renewable energy future. On November 4th the Independent Power Producer bidding process for the first 200MW of CSP will close, leaving many anxious developers waiting until COP17 to find out if their project has won the tender. In answering the ...


    By New Energy Update

  • 30 minutes with Shirish Garud, The Energy and Resources Institute

    CSP Today catches up with Shirish Garud, The Energy and Resources Institute CSP Today catches up with Shirish Garud from The Energy and Resources Institute, who will be sharing his expertise opinion on the importance of the organization at  the 1st CSP Today Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP´s growth directly connected to the industry’s diversification

    A recent CSP Today webinar exclusively focused on the diversification opportunities for the CSP industry revealed the present situation of CSP and the action plan to be followed by the sector to grow despite adversity The global economic downturn, the lower prices of PV and natural gas and the approval of a royal decree suspending all incentives for renewable energy sources in Spain; have ...


    By New Energy Update

  • AUS$2.4bn investment for ultra high efficiency solar power station

    Breakthrough photovoltaic concentrators producing ultra high efficiencies have been developed by Solar Systems (an Australian company) and deployed in a number of projects, on a relatively small scale in collaboration with the Australian Government. Beginning with an AUD$0.424 Billion, 154MW phase in Australia, this project aim to deploy at least 1GW of power stations technology across Australia, ...

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