solar thermal industry News

  • Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

    A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across ...


    By Associated Press

  • New opportunities for the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Industry

    CSP project environmental approval and CSP-PV mix signifies even more potential for the concentrated solar thermal power industry to grow in the US 03 April, London With the recent approval of Solar Reserve’s 200-megawatt, two-tower Saguache Solar Energy Project comes a sense of excitement for not only Solar Reserve, but the industry as a whole.  As Solana, Ivanpah, Cresecent ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Voting commences to recognize the best of the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power industry

    The battle between CSP developers, EPCs, technology providers and manufactures has begun as the CSP Today USA 2012 Award nominations officially opened this week.  This year’s prestigious awards ceremony will be taking place on June 27 in Las Vegas with an exciting new line up of awards Heidi Hafes, CSP Today, London Amidst the backdrop of a challenging US CSP market, there have ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Good news for consumers and industry as solar thermal stays in the RHI

    There was great news for the UK renewable energy industry just before Christmas.  The Government announced it was dropping plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which pays a tariff to property owners who generate heat through renewable technologies. The announcement means the RHI will continue to support solar thermal domestic systems at the current level of ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Improving knowledge on solar thermal markets and technologies

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation and MarketScape A/S launch the Solar Thermal NewsCatalyst, a new market intelligence tool for the solar thermal industry Brussels, 20 September 2010 - ESTIF has joined forces with MarketScape A/S in designing and developing a unique intelligence tool for the solar thermal industry ...

  • TVP Solar Wins Intersolar AWARD for Best Solar Thermal Technology in 2012

    Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Competing against over 3000 companies from China, Europe, North America and India, TVP Solar has been awarded the prestigious Intersolar AWARD for its ...


  • Ivanpah: Design & integration of the world’s largest solar thermal plant

    As the attention of the CSP industry in the United States turns towards mastering the design, engineering and construction of large-scale plants, EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) groups have become a vital cog in guaranteeing the success of 100MW+ projects. Currently the most prominent example would be the work of Bechtel Corporation at Ivanpah, California, the $2.2 billion ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Market statistics: European solar thermal market remains static in 2011

    There are signs that the strong decline reported over the last two consecutive years has come to an halt in 2011, according to the annual solar thermal market statistics published today by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. However, for a full trend reversal, the industry must develop new market segments and improve price competitiveness. Besides, to meet the 2020 targets, it is now ...

  • Common calculation method of the solar thermal energy produced worldwide now available

    Energy Statistics should include the estimation of the solar thermal energy produced and, with this objective in mind, the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA-SHC) and major solar thermal industry associations agreed on a common calculation method to estimate the annual solar collector energy output in kWh. With this method it will be simpler ...

  • Strong solar thermal uptake vital to achieve 2020 targets

    The latest statistics show that solar thermal is now contributing an estimated 20 TWhth to the thermal energy used in the European Union, with a total installed capacity adding up to 28.3 GWth. However, the latest European Commission’s “Renewable energy progress report” indicates that current and planned policy initiatives are faltering and solar thermal may fall short of the ...

  • Building utility scale concentrated solar thermal power the “Indian way”

    With the New Solar Mission ambitious goals that the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy brought out on the 25th of July stipulating hard budgeting restrictions per MW as well as a firm schedule for starting construction of plants. With capital costs coming just over US$3 million per MW, the New Solar Mission might sound ambitious in the ears of international developers but, according to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • European consumers chose solar thermal over gas and oil

    Brussels 27 June 2006. Sparked by the high prices for oil and gas, consumers more and more often chose solar thermal for domestic hot water and space heating. In 2005, almost 1.400 MWth of solar thermal capacity (2 million m2 of collector area) was newly installed in Europe – 26% more than in the previous year. New installations more than doubled in France where 85 MWth were added in 2006. ...

  • Abengoa Obtains Environmental Approval for South America’s Largest Solar-Thermal Plant

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has obtained a favorable environmental rating from the authorities of the Chilean Environmental Service to develop a solar-thermal plant using molten salts tower technology with an installed capacity of 110 MW. The project, ...


    By Abengoa

  • Solar Thermal Combined Systems Create New Renewable Opportunities

    Solar thermal hot water and space heating systems are an attractive option for commercial enterprises who want to incorporate renewable energy into their operations. These systems harness the free power of the sun to directly heat the water and air that circulates in their processes, buildings and offices. While solar thermal is gaining in popularity in the commercial sector, recent ...


  • The way for EU legislation supporting solar thermal heating and cooling is open.

    Brussels - “We strongly welcome the decision of the Council: the clear signal of the EU Heads of State will help creating an even more positive framework for investments and growth, if the binding commitments are quickly followed by appropriate legislative facts”  said Mr Ole Pilgaard, President of ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry ...

  • Global Ecology Updates Stockholders on Thermal Solar Energy Project in India

    Peter Ubaldi, President & CEO of Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC), today issued the following letter to the company's stockholders and the investment community. "On Friday March 4, 2011, we announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Esoft Informatics Pvt, Ltd, of Noida, India. The purpose of this agreement is to establish certain parameters for a business venture which will be a ...


  • Building Utility Scale Concentrated Solar Thermal Power the “Indian way”

    London 12/08/2010 With the New Solar Mission ambitious goals that the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy brought out on the 25th of July stipulating hard budgeting restrictions per MW as well as a firm schedule for starting construction of plants. With capital costs coming just over $3 million per MW, the New Solar Mission might sound ambitious in the ears of international ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Global Ecology Executes LOI for Thermal Solar Energy Project in India

    Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today that it has executed a Letter of Intent with Esoft Informatics, Pvt. Ltd., of Noida, India for the development of a thermal solar energy project in India. Under the terms of the agreement, Global Ecology will form a U.S. subsidiary, GEC Energy Corporation, to be jointly owned by Esoft and Global Ecology. Upon completion of definitive ...


  • Masdar City Testing TVP Solar`s High-Vacuum Flat Solar Thermal Panels for Air-Conditioning

    Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Masdar City and TVP Solar have announced the completion of installation of a field of TVP Solar's MT-Power high-vacuum flat ...


    By MASDAR

  • Solar Energy Initiatives Partners With the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency on Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

    Graduates of CRCI's/SolarEOS Training Program Receive JobsPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/10 -- Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced that the company's SNRY Solar Inc. division has initiated the installation of ten solar thermal hot water systems as part of the Northeast ...


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