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  • Technical analysis on CSP Tower technology in Chile released

    Following the publication of the report “CSP Tower and Chile – Part 1: Market Evolution”, CSP Today publishes the second part of the report entitled “Part 2: Technology”. The new piece covers the technical aspects of the technology that is growing considerably in Chile. Belén Gallego, CEO of CSP Today and one of the authors of the guide, explains the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Solar Tower plant performance modelled for new markets

    CSP Today’s Solar Tower Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage explains surge in popularity for the technology and predicts performance using modelled plants. Although Parabolic Trough is the most widely deployed CSP technology today, with a current market share of 94%, industry trends indicate Solar Tower is gaining in popularity.  Around 23% of the worldwide CSP capacity ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • How Gemasolar changed the landscape for CSP

    Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar tower plant represents one of the most important milestones in the history of CSP, the audience of a recent CSP Today webinar has heard. Santiago Arias remembers the reaction he got when people found out his company was looking into CSP storage at a SolarPACES conference six years ago. “Most of our competitors said we were mad to do something nobody ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) slipped from an all-time high in production of 885 GWh in 2008 to 862 GWh in 2009. New capacity becoming operational in 2010 pushed production to 1121 GWh and an estimated 1475 GWh in 2011. The wholesale value from this technology, also known as Solar Thermal power, generated $68 USD million in 2008, $102 million in 2009, to $362 million in 2010. 2011 sales should ...


  • South Africa achieves its first CSP plant fuelled 100% by the sun

    The 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project will be located in Postmasburg, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province and will count with 12 hours of molten salt energy storage. "The Redstone project marks important technology advancement for South Africa in solar power," said SolarReserve's CEO Kevin Smith. The 100 MW tower plant with 12 hours of energy storage will be able to deliver a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 also have a capacity of around 400 MW and will be located between Midelt and Ouarzazate. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) will invite ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Supercritical-CO2 could hold the secrets for CSP

    As the solar industry prepares to meet in San Francisco in three week’s time, at the 2nd CSP Plant Optimization Summit (7-8 September), Zhiwen Ma, Senior Engineer at NREL, has been speaking to CSP Today about his recent research into supercritical-CO2 for CSP. Ma is scheduled to present his paper on this at the conference, in which he outlines the main advantages of Super-critical CO2 when ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Storage opportunities for CSP in United States subject of webinar

    Concentrated solar power’s unique storage value is set to be discussed in a webinar featuring experts from SEIA, Abengoa and SolarReserve. A free to view webinar featuring experts from CSP developers Abengoa and SolarReserve and industry association SEIA is taking place on the 16th April (5:30 GMT). The webinar will feature a case study of CSP plants which have storage capabilities and a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Supercritical-CO2 could hold the secrets for CSP

    As the solar industry prepares to meet in San Francisco in three week’s time, at the 2nd CSP Plant Optimization Summit (7-8 September), Zhiwen Ma, Senior Engineer at NREL, has been speaking to CSP Today about his recent ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Abengoa Begins Construction on Two CSP Plants Awarded by the South Africa Department of Energy

     Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced today that it has begun construction on the 50 MW solar power tower Khi Solar One and the 100 MW parabolic trough plant KaXu Solar One in South Africa. The concentrating solar power (CSP) plants were two of the 28 renewable energy ...


    By Abengoa

  • Optimizing the design and engineering of large-scale plants is a top priority for the CSP industry in the United States

    As leading technical experts in the solar industry prepare to meet at the 2nd CSP Plant Optimization Summit on 7-8 September, Arturo Alvarez, Project Development Manager at Albiasa Solar has outlined the importance of such an event in overcoming the challenges faced in large-scale CSP. In a recent interview with CSP Today Alvarez gave a preview of what he will present at the conference and ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Dates for CSP Today’s site visit to Gemasolar just announced

    While some consider that there is no future for CSP in the long term, many others strongly believe that there are still plenty of opportunities for the industry, due to the uniqueness and convenience of this technology. Given the dispatchability of the CSP, clean and reliable power can be generated and distributed when needed, accommodating a larger share of variable energy sources while ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Abengoa Awarded Two CSP projects by South Africa`s Department of Energy

      SEVILLE, Spain, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abengoa (MCE: ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been awarded the first two CSP projects in South Africa by ...


    By Abengoa

  • 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 in manufacturing and installation, advancement of these systems was hindered by an inability to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Dates for CSP Today’s site visit to Gemasolar just announced

    While some consider that there is no future for CSP in the long term, many others strongly believe that there are still plenty of opportunities for the industry, due to the uniqueness and convenience of this technology. Given the dispatchability of the CSP, clean and reliable power can be generated and distributed when needed, accommodating a larger share of variable energy sources while ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 near Seville and also a large part of SCHOTT’s CSP assets located in Mitterteich, Germany. SCHOTT will continue ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 considered one of the fastest growing CSP markets in the world today with 200 MW installed capacity and another 500 MW under construction and ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Abengoa Ramps Up Construction on CSP Mojave Solar Project

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG), an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced that construction is now ramping up on its 280 megawatt (gross) CSP Mojave Solar Project, located in San Bernardino County, California. The Mojave Solar Project brings economic stimulus to ...


    By Abengoa

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