Jul 31, 2019
A new ceramic particle CSP receiver soon to be tested in the U.S. could lower the cost of energy by up to 20% and accelerate industrial heat deployment through particle transport innovations, Reiner Buck, Head of Solar Tower Systems at German Aerospace Centre (DLR), told New Energy Update.
Jul 17, 2019
European researchers are preparing to install automated dry-cleaning and sensor technology at operational CSP plants that will cut water usage, labor costs and stabilize reflectance levels.
Jul 3, 2019
Kuwait has expanded its 2030 renewables target at the Shagaya renewable energy complex to 4 GW but CSP developers will have to wait until a third phase of development, due online in 2025-26, to secure projects, Osamah Alsayegh, Executive Director of Energy & Building Research Center at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, told New Energy Update.
Jun 19, 2019
Tests at the world's highest-temperature sCO2 turbine indicate lower costs and faster ramping will make even smaller CSP plants competitive, U.S. researchers told New Energy Update.
Jun 5, 2019
An EDF-led group has won the Noor Midelt I project in Morocco with an integrated parabolic trough CSP-PV design which uses multiple energy storage types in a new efficiency breakthrough, TSK, the project's EPC and technology supplier, told New Energy Update.
May 22, 2019
The 150 MW Noor III CSP tower in Morocco has exceeded performance targets on output and storage integration in the first few months of operation and financing costs for tower storage projects should fall in line with parabolic trough rates going forward, Xavier Lara, Senior Consultant at CSP engineering group Empresarios Agrupados (EA), told New Energy Update.
May 8, 2019
Rising power demand and renewables in Texas could support several gigawatts of CSP capacity in the 2030s but gas and battery prices remain a key risk for developers, Caitlin Murphy, Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.
Apr 17, 2019
Supplier innovations at the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 project will increase construction and operations efficiency and propel the CSP industry closer to $50/MWh, industry experts told the Mena New Energy 2019 conference.