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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mitsubishi Corp Enters Concentrated Solar Power Generation Business in Spain

    Mitsubishi Corporation ("MC") has acquired a share in Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") generation plants (4 plants with total of 200 MW in capacity) and become the first Japanese company to own CSP plants under commercial operational stage. All the four plants, until MC's acquisition, are held by Acciona, which is the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • 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

  • ReportsnReports – Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations

    Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update – Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations, and Company Profiles  ReportsnReports.com adds GlobalData Market ...


  • The People’s Republic of China to Demonstrate First-of-its-kind Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plant

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) build a first-of-its-kind, large-scale concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in the northwestern province of Qinghai to produce clean energy and cut carbon emissions. “This pioneering project will demonstrate how the PRC could leverage its indigenous solar resources to diversify its energy mix in a ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Industry Overview: Solar PV Power in Argentina, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Major Power Parks

    Solar PV Power in Argentina, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Major Power Parks, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar PV power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV power market with forecasts ...


  • Market Study: Solar PV Power in Portugal, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Solar Parks, Regulations

    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market in Portugal, Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the solar PV power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV power market with ...


  • Concentrated solar power with thermal energy storage can help utilities’ bottom line, study shows

    The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility company’s optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests. The report found that CSP with a six-hour storage capacity can lower peak net loads when the sun isn’t shining, enough to add $35.80 per ...

  • José María Barreda and Ignacio Galán open Iberdrola Renovables’ first solar thermal power plant

    The plant is in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) and has installed capacity of 50 MW Annual output is estimated more than 100 million kWh, equivalent to the energy consumption of 100,000 people. The plant will avoid the emission of approximately 90,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere The new plant places Castilla-La Mancha at forefront of renewable energy development ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Solar power is cheaper than nuclear

    The Holy Grail of the solar industry - reaching grid parity - may no longer be a distant dream. Solar may have already reached that point, at least when compared to nuclear power, according to a new study by two researchers at Duke University. It's no secret that the cost of producing photovoltaic ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Acciona Energy invests EUR 500m in two solar thermal power plants in Spain

    The facilities will be operational in 2010 and will produce 244 million kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of 75,000 homes The plants will cover 260 hectares -equivalent to 364 soccer fields-, with 1,520 collectors and 364,800 mirrors receiving the sun's rays ACCIONA is the first Spanish company with a commercially operational plant (Nevada Solar One, in the USA) that uses parabolic ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • BrightSource Launches Next Generation Solar Field Technologies

    BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company today announced advanced solar field technologies currently ...


    By BrightSource Energy, Inc.

  • Dow Supports Solar Energy Generation in South Africa

    The Dow Chemical Company today reiterated its commitment to the growing solar power industry in South Africa as it prepares to exhibit its innovative range of solutions at the CSP Today South Africa 2013 2nd Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference & Expo. The event takes place on February 4-5, at the Southern Sun Pretoria hotel in Pretoria, South Africa. The Company is exhibiting in booth ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • NRG Solar Cuts Ribbon on Alpine Solar Generating Facility

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced that it will commemorate the opening of the Alpine Solar ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • DIY power supply: prospects for micro-generation

    With climate change at the top of the international political agenda, and energy security an increasing concern for Western nations, consumers producing their own electricity might be one ideal solution. A new study has examined current obstacles to the widespread use of micro-generation. The technology for micro-generation - small, localised energy generation close to its point of use (household ...

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