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2018: The Year Sees Explosive Expansion of CSP Capacity Globally, New Installed CSP Capacity Expected to Exceed 1GW

Reported from CSPPLAZA: Nearly 40 years have passed since concentrated solar power first saw its commercialization in 1980s. Its position in the global power supply structure has been gradually enhanced. According to CSPPLAZA, by the end of 2017, the global installed CSP capacity has reached 5133MW. Spain remains the world …

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Sandia CSP Industry Leaders And Government Representatives Celebrate 40th Anniversary of The World’s First Multimegawatt Solar Tower

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, the world’s first multimegawatt solar tower has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization since it was commissioned at Sandia National Laboratories in July 1978. The solar tower is a key component of a specific …

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13 Commercial CSP Projects in China With The Total Capacity of 750MW Have Seen Substantial Progress on Construction

Reported from CSPPLAZA: 13 commercial CSP projects in China are under substantial construction stage (750MW capacity in total) by the half of 2018, among which the Luneng Haixi Golmud 50MW CSP Project is the only one outside China’s first batch of CSP demonstration projects. The CSP projects that have seen …

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DOE Granted RPI’s Liu $1.8M to Advance Concentrating Solar Power Research

Li (Emily) Liu, an associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to receive a $1.8 million award for the study of high-temperature molten-salt properties and corrosion mechanisms. Li (Emily) LiuThe award …

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