Solar Thermal Articles

  • RENAC-Oasis Solar Academy Egypt (ROSAE) - Case Study

    RENAC-OASIS Solar Academy Egypt (ROSAE) provides practical-orientated training courses and capacity building services on solar energy to develop the capacities of the solar industry in Egypt. ...

  • Case study - Barnsley Council

    As part of their commitment to improving the energy efficiency of all homes and buildings within their borough, Barnsley Council contacted Logic Energy to see if they could assist Dearne Carrfield Primary School in discovering their “green potential” before investing in a renewable energy system. With solar thermal systems, wind, solar PV and biomass systems all an option, the school ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • Double nomination for AES Solar

    AN installation handled by our team at AES Solar is in the running for a national award. And we are also delighted to have been selected as a finalist for a local business award too. We will find out if our installation for Craigdon Mountain Sports at the Pentland Outdoor Centre in Edinburgh has won the Sustainable Scotland Award in ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Economics of tiny thermal power plants

    Thermal power plants is the main source of energy and electricity in India and almost all countries of the world. Most of the giant thermal power plants have capacity of 500MW to 1000 MW. Investment in such giant thermal power plants is Rs 100 million per MW including transmission lines and distribution lines. ( 60 rupees = 1 US$, MW=1000KW). So 1000MW thermal power plant costs Rs 100 million/MW ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Solar Thermal System: Benefits Vs Problems?

    Solar thermal systems are the latest green renewable technology that derives energy from the sun to produce heat. This heat is then transferred to warm water for utilization or regulates temperatures within households, offices and even industries. Varying qualities of equipment results in variation of performance in terms of efficiency and quantity of energy being wasted depending upon quality. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Looking back to look forward - Dr Bernie Bulkin

    In 2014 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists, the oldest of the Energy Institute’s predecessor organisations. We will be publishing throughout the year a series of interviews with eminent figures from the world of energy, reflecting on how the past can inform the future. This month we have Dr Bernie Bulkin FEI, one-time Chief ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • CSP and mining in Chile

    With a mining industry that produces 35% of the world´s copper, it is imperative for Chile´s economic growth to produce energy from a source that is secure, dispatchable and unlimited. In an exclusive online webinar last week, hosted by CSP Today, experts discussed the positive impact that solar CSP could have on Chile’s mining industry. With many mining markets located in ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Molten salt for parabolic trough applications: system simulation and scale effects

    The trend of solar thermal power plant engineering towards lower investment and energy costs leads to a demand for higher operating temperatures in the plant cycle. The use of molten salts withstanding temperatures up to 550 °C is considered for use in CSP plants, in particular for parabolic trough systems. In thermal storage systems fluids as “Solar Salt” (NaNO3/KNO3) are already ...

  • 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

  • Solar tunnel drier with thermal storage for drying of copra

    A natural convection solar tunnel drier integrated with rock bed as sensible heat storage material was developed to test its performance for copra drying. The experiments were carried out with and without the integration of heat storage material. The temperature gradient inside the tunnel drier is about 10–25°C during the clear day and 7–12°C during off–sunshine hours, which is quite sufficient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State of the art on solar drying technology: a review

    Solar thermal energy is used in many countries of the world in the agricultural area to conserve agricultural produce and in the industrial sector for drying commercial products. Solar drying is practical, economical and the responsible approach in an environmental point of view. Solar dryers are available in large range of sizes, different design and are used for drying various food and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supply chain roadblocks problematic for Indian CSP

    CSP Today explore the difficulties that the Indian CSP industry have faced in treading the fine line between reliance on foreign expertise and building a local manufacturing base, as solar power ramps up in the country. Developing an indigenous supply chain for solar thermal power projects in India was a fundamental goal of the National Solar Mission (NSM), launched by the Indian Government in ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Indian CSP Powers Towards National Solar Mission Targets

    Experts at CSP Today believe important steps have been taken to sustain CSP growth in India It was announced last week that the Indian state of Rajasthan is accepting bids from solar developers for 2X50MW of new solar thermal projects. This will amount to 100MW of solar thermal capacity that will be awarded on a competitive basis. The pre-bidding process took place on 3rd January 2012, with the ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Indian CSP - Concentrating efforts to meet the JNNSN deadline

    CSP Today reveals the important steps Indian developers are taking to meet the JNNSM deadline in May 2013. In December 2010 the Phase I bidding process of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in India was completed with more than sixty companies submitting bids. The reverse bidding mechanism that was introduced under the JNNSM meant that solar projects were awarded to the lowest ...


    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

  • The alternative to coal in South Africa

    With a desperate need for dispatchable generation, South Africa should be readily embracing CSP as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced? This question has formed the subject of Part 2 of the CSP Today South Africa Guide. London, UK October 11 2011 Forget green energy: while most nations are concerned ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Determining performance characteristics crucial for CSP

    As the development of large-scale CSP projects begins in the United States, the ability to accurately determine the performance characteristics in the efficiency, heat losses and overall power output of plants under operation is essential for generating widespread confidence in CSP technologies. After more than 10 years in hibernation, parabolic trough technology has been revived again with ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Determining performance characteristics crucial for CSP

    Why is the performance testing of newly developed plants important for the future of large scale projects in the US? As the development of large-scale CSP projects begins in the United States, the ability to accurately determine the performance characteristics in the efficiency, heat losses and overall power output of plants under operation is essential for generating widespread confidence in CSP ...


    By New Energy Update

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