Tag Archive for CSP

eSolar Presents Optimized Solar Collector

ESolar (Burbank, California, U.S.) a leading developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, is unveiling two new product offerings during the 2013 SolarPACES conference, being held Sept. 17-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company has also completed a USD 22 million funding round

Africa’s Largest Solar Plant – The 75 MW Kalkbult Installation – Connected To The Grid

Scatec Solar AS (Oslo, Norway) has recently connected a 75 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in South Africa’s Northern Cape region to the grid, as the first PV project to be completed under the nation’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP). Construction on the

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Global Capacity And New Installations 2012

The table below includes countries with operating commercial CSP capacity at the end of 2012. Several additional countries had small pilot plants in operation by year’s  end, including China (about 2.5 MW), France (at least 0.75 MW), Germany (1.5 MW), India (as much as 5.5

Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Still Bigger Than Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. Global use of solar and wind energy grew significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), while wind power increased by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh. Although hydropower

Hybrid Fossil Fuel/Renewable Power Plants

Another way for renewables to integrate with utility power grids is through the hybrid combination of fossil fuel and renewable technologies at the power plant level. Some experts expressed optimism that such hybrid technologies would become a significant part of future energy systems, although few

The U.S. Installed 723 Megawatts Of Photovoltaic Capacity in Q1 2013

The U.S. installed 723 megawatts of solar PV capacity in Q1 2013, accounting for over 48 percent of all new electric capacity installed in the U.S. for the quarter, according to U.S. Solar Market Insight: 1st Quarter 2013, a report by GTM Research and the

Concentrated Solar Thermal Electricity In Europe – Snapshot 2012

At the end of September 2012 CSP plants with a cumulative capacity of about 1.73 GW were in commercial operation in Spain about 72% of the worldwide capacity of 2.4 GW. Together with those plants under construction and those already registered for the feed-in tariff