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  • Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP by 2023; Namibia to tender 150 MW plant

    Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP by 2023; Namibia to tender 150 MW plant

    Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023 Saudi Arabia plans to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023, according to the government`s newly created Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO). Saudi Arabia`s National Renewable Energy ...

  • CSP competition heats up as Fresnel design taps higher temperatures

    CSP competition heats up as Fresnel design taps higher temperatures

    Global installed Fresnel CSP capacity is currently around 177 MW, compared with 4.2 GW of parabolic trough capacity and 629 MW of CSP tower capacity, according to the CSP Today Global Tracker. While Fresnel designs offer some cost advantages ...

  • Construction starts on South Africa’s Kathu plant

    Construction starts on South Africa’s Kathu plant

    Spain`s Sener and Acciona have started turnkey construction of South Africa`s 100 MW Kathu CSP plant, Acciona said in a statement May 31. The project has been developed by a consortium led by France`s Engie and including South African partners. ...

  • Siemens to deliver turbines to Morocco`s Noor projects

    Siemens to deliver turbines to Morocco`s Noor projects

    Siemens is to provide three steam turbines for Morocco`s Noor II and III solar power plants by the end of 2016, local media reported June 15. The projects are being developed by ACWA Power. The 200 MW Noor II plant will use parabolic trough ...

  • Dubai tenders for 200 MW CSP plant

    Dubai tenders for 200 MW CSP plant

    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) launched June 12 a tender for a 200 MW CSP plant. The tender represents the first phase of a plan to build 1 GW of CSP capacity within the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park by 2030. Dubai has ...

  • Saudi Aramco sees PV storage as most economic at under 4 storage hours

    Saudi Aramco sees PV storage as most economic at under 4 storage hours

    Speaking at the MENASol 2016 conference in Dubai on May 25, Polega discussed Saudi Aramco’s comparative analysis of the future levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for storage-backed CSP and PV with storage. According to the ...

  • South Africa eyes CSP heating, cooling applications on back of power program

    South Africa eyes CSP heating, cooling applications on back of power program

    South Africa`s CSP expansion has thus far been driven by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) but industry experts see strong growth potential in industrial and microgrid applications. South Africa is ...

  • Eni seeks CSP opportunities; Engie signs South African PPA

    Eni seeks CSP opportunities; Engie signs South African PPA

    Eni rolls out renewables plan, eyes CSP Italian oil and gas producer Eni has announced that it will develop new renewable energy generation projects, including CSP plants, near the company’s facilities in Italy, Pakistan and Egypt in order to ...

  • Bokpoort CSP hits supply record

    Bokpoort CSP hits supply record

    Bokpoort CSP plant reaches record 161 hours of full-load operation ACWA Power’s Bokpoort CSP plant in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province has broken a record for the continuous, round-the-clock supply of electricity, ACWA announced on ...

  • Schott closes CSP deal with Rioglass Solar; Abengoa sells more assets

    Schott closes CSP deal with Rioglass Solar; Abengoa sells more assets

    Schott sells CSP business to Rioglass Solar SCHOTT has closed the sale of its CSP business to Rioglass Solar, the company announced in a statement April 14. The buyer, Spanish Rioglass Solar, has acquired the production facility in Aznalcollar ...

  • Newly emerging energy storage markets in the US

    Newly emerging energy storage markets in the US

    Plan to attend The Energy Storage Update USA 2016 Conference, June 15-16 On June 15-16 2016, hundreds of industry leaders in the energy storage industry will gather in San Diego for the Energy Storage Update USA Conference & Exhibition 2016. ...

  • Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP and 15–20% PV.  Noor Tata, the second solar hybrid complex, will ...

  • South African CSP plant records 24-hour output; GE assumes Ashalim EPC role

    South African CSP plant records 24-hour output; GE assumes Ashalim EPC role

    Abengoa has completed 24 consecutive hours of commercial output at the 50 MW Khi Solar One project in South Africa, the company said March 29. Abengoa previously operated a pilot 5 MW plant where it optimized the storage technology. By design, the ...

  • ACWA Power completes its first South African plant

    ACWA Power completes its first South African plant

    Saudi Arabia`s ACWA Power has begun commercial operations at its 50 MW Bokpoort parabolic-trough plant in Northern Cape, South Africa, the company said in a statement March 15. The Bokpoort plant can provide 9.3 hours of full load Thermal Energy ...

  • Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

    Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

    South Africa`s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) provides a peak rate tariff for CSP plants which is 270% of the base rate. The extra incentive was introduced for the last two bidding rounds of the REIPPPP ...

  • Germany lends to Moroccan Noor project; US` Crescent Dunes hits full capacity

    Germany lends to Moroccan Noor project; US` Crescent Dunes hits full capacity

    Germany to help fund Morocco`s Noor Midelt project German development bank KfW is to lend Morocco 400 million euros ($439 million) to finance the construction of the Noor Midelt solar power complex, Moroccan media reported. The agreement was ...

  • World Bank eyes MENA projects; Eskom backs South Africa plant

    World Bank eyes MENA projects; Eskom backs South Africa plant

    World Bank requests MENA CSP market update The World Bank Group has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) from consultancy firms to prepare a status report on CSP in six markets: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The 2016 CSP ...

  • Egypt to receive $500m solar funding; Rioglass to buy Schott receiver division

    Egypt to receive $500m solar funding; Rioglass to buy Schott receiver division

    Solar thermal news you need to know. European Bank allocates $500 million to Egypt solar The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated up to $500 million of 2016 funding to finance Egypt`s new solar energy program, ...

  • Namibia tenders for up to 200 MW; Abengoa starts insolvency

    Namibia tenders for up to 200 MW; Abengoa starts insolvency

    Solar thermal news you need to know. Namibia`s first CSP plant could reach 200 MW State-owned Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) tendered in November for a new impact assessment to build the country`s first CSP plant which could see as much as ...

  • Influx of PV firms into China CSP set to boost funding, cut tech costs

    Influx of PV firms into China CSP set to boost funding, cut tech costs

    United PV’s recently awarded 100 MW CSP plant in China signals a new movement of PV developers into the CSP market, building on gains made in an increasingly crowded PV sector and bringing investment and potential technology improvements to ...