Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu …Read More »
China Shipbuilding Sets Up a New Energy Company, Ready to Carry on a Large-scale Layout in China CSP Industry
Report from CSPPLAZA: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (referred to as China Shipbuilding), the Large-scale state-owned enterprise, will carry on a large-scale layout of solar-thermal power generation industry and recently, it is carrying out intensively the related researches. It is expected that this company will have a big action in the …Read More »
China CSP Project Owned by a Private Company Completed Project Financing Through Cooperation with a Listed Company.
Report from CSPPLAZA: Lately, Suzhou THVOW Technology Holdings Ltd. (short for THVOW Technology, stock code: 002564), a listed company on Shenzhen security market, invested RMB1570 million in concentrated solar power (CSP) industry by way of non-public offering of shares, which has drawn wide attention from capital market and CSP industry. …Read More »
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. Image: When the molecule …Read More »
Total Annual Production Capacity of Global Main Solar Collector Tube Manufacturers Is About 600,000, China Market May Bring a Reshaping to Global Collector Tube Market.
——A series report of CSP key equipment for China’s CSP demonstration projects: Solar Collector Tube Report from CSPPLAZA: In a parabolic trough or Fresnel CSP system, except for reflecting mirror, heat collector tube is another very important equipment. The great need for heat collector and its critical performance will have …Read More »
In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar. SolarReserve’s CSP technology with integrated thermal storage provides 24-hour solar power, and is ideally suited for Chile’s grid with round-the-clock power needs due to its huge …Read More »
Innovative heliostat designs, smart software, and pre-assembly installation methods are cutting material and labor costs while competitive tenders are pressuring supply margins, industry experts said. The estimated levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of CSP plants fell from around $210/MWh in 2010 to $120/MWh in 2015, according to the U.S. Department …Read More »
Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar Complex Hosts the Launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program
More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program (MENA CSP KIP), a new program designed to support officials exploring the potential of Concentrated …Read More »