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STT commissions the first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia
Solar Tower Technologies (STT) announces the successful commissioning of the very first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia. The heliostat field consisting of 66 heliostats, 8 m2 reflector area each, has...
17 April 2015
Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas and CGN Delingha Solar Energy Corporation have recently signed an (Owner’s Engineer) OE contract, after China CSP developer launched a competitive tender process. Delingha...
17 April 2015
In March, Sandia’s concentrating solar power research team performed a first-of-its-kind on-sun testing of a 1-MWth (megawatt-thermal) continuously recirculating falling particle receiver system. ...
17 April 2015
While South Africa makes evident steps towards increasing concentrated solar power (CSP) competitiveness, repetition of inflexible project parameters may hinder cost reduction in reality. Aalborg CSP...
17 April 2015
Narendra Modi’s ambitious solar energy expansion may be scuppered by lack of water, particularly in arid regions where the biggest solar farms are planned. Enthusiasm for solar energy has grown...
17 March 2015
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat, either from a vehicle tailpipe, an industry or a power...
17 March 2015
In concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems only a small part of the incident solar energy can be converted into electricity and the majority of the incident energy is dissipated as waste heat....
17 March 2015
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test a high-efficiency...
17 March 2015
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com – @ShayneJacopian The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project utilizes thousands of mirrors to reflect solar energy onto a tower containing millions of pounds of salt....
17 March 2015
Brenmiller Energy plans to build a 10 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant with a 20-hour energy storage system. The 300 million shekel ($77.27 million) project would be built on a 110 acres (45 hectare...
17 March 2015
Reliance Power plans to develop a 6,000 MW solar park in Rajasthan after a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signe with the regional government. The solar park would be built within the next...
17 March 2015
Dubai will double the planned 100 MW solar plant to be built by a joint venture between Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and a consortium led by Saudi ACWA and Spain's TSK. The  –now 200 MW–...
15 January 2015
Second fire in three months in Abengoa's Solana CSP plant
A fire started around 7:15 pm on Wednesday at Abengoa's Solana Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Gila Bend, about 100 km southwest of Phoenix, Arizona. According to some reports this is the...
15 January 2015
Researchers from orea Research Institute of Chemical Technology and Sungkyunkwan University have developed a new way to mix perovskite structures with a new record level of efficiency in solar cells...
10 January 2015
ACWA beats Abengoa and wins $2 B deal for Noor II & III CSP plants in Morocco
The consortium led by Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power International has won the 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) contract for phase 2 and 3 of Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex in Ouarzazate,...
10 January 2015
The first molten salt concentrated solar power tower will be built in South Africa after the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded preferred bidder status to the 100 MW project proposed by US'...
09 January 2015
Chinese Xiang Yang Institute (XYI) and US' Focused Sun of Las Cruces, New Mexico are partnering to jointly develop 'solar microgrids', small local electric grids for supplying energy to gated...
07 January 2015
Thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents released for free by Toyota
Toyota has announced it is releasing thousands of patents about hydrogen fuel cell for free to boost the fuel cell cars industry. The company says in a statement it "will invite royalty-free use of...
07 January 2015
Abengoa and EIG to form a Newco to fund projects in Americas
Renewable energy projects developer Abengoa and the energy and infrastructure investor EIG Global Energy Partners have reached a non-binding agreement aimed to create a New Company (Newco) for the...
07 January 2015
GDF SUEZ wins tender for 100 MW CSP project in South Africa
Kathu Solar Park, a concentrated solar power (CSP) project promoted by a consortium led by GDF SUEZ, has been selected as 'preferred bidder' by South Africa's Eskom. Kathu Solar Park is a 100 MW...
07 January 2015
Dii leaves Europe and moves to Dubai
Dii ha announced it is moving its base from Munich to Dubai after five years developing the "the first part of its long term mission: creating together with all relevant stakeholders the conditions...
02 January 2015
Enel Green Power has completed a new geothermal plant in Italy to add another 40 MW of clean energy to the grid. The Bagnore 4 plant runs two 20 MW turbines, and joins the existing 20 MW Bagnore 3...
26 December 2014
JPM Capital Corporation will invest up to $75 million in a $175 million solar energy development fund by SunEdison. TerraForm Power will also invest $100 million in the fund. The fund is aimed to...
26 December 2014
Kyocera and Century Tokyo to build world's largest floating PV plant
Japan's Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing have joined forces to create Kyocera TCL Solar, a JV that will develop world's largest floating photovoltaic plant. The 13.4 MW PV plant will be floating...
26 December 2014
Ingeteam to provide basid design engineering for CGN-Delingha CSP plant in China
Spain's Ingeteam will provide the basic engineering for a concentrated solar power plant to be built in the Chinese province of Qinghai. Ingeteam Power Technology – Power Plants, was awarded the...
26 December 2014