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South Africa’s REIPPPP Will Restart Next Tuesday! A Turning Point for Redstone CSP Project!

South Africa’s energy minister Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday that the 27 delayed renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) will be signed on March 13. The project agreements of the 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP), including the PPAs with grid operator Eskom, will be signed on Tuesday …

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Acciona wants to sell its Concentrated Solar Power plants to Contour

ContourGlobal Plc (LON:GLO) confirmed today that it is negotiating the acquisition of five concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Spain from Acciona SA (BME:ANA). In a brief statement that followed press speculation, ContourGlobal said that it will make further announcements in due course, without giving more details. Earlier on Friday, …

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35% More Efficient! Researchers Develop Nanofluid to Increase the Efficiency of Solar Power Plants

Researchers from the Siberian Federal University (SFU) and the University of Cadiz have dramatically increased the efficiency of solar power plants by up to 35% through the use of titanium dioxide (TiO2) based nanofluids. Electricity in solar power plants is produced by heating water, which gives off steam that drives …

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Weekly News | Financial Closure on Dubai CSP Project Will be Reached in Early 2018; Review Meeting of Feasibility Studies of Jinfan Delingha 2×50MW CSP Project & Jinfan Golmud 2×100MW CSP Project Held Successfully

1. Another Production Milestone! Bokpoort Breaks A Concentrated Solar Power Record It’s announced that on the 27th November 2017, South Africa’s Bokpoort CSP clocked production of 1009.31 MWh in a single day. This is the highest production ever over a single 24 hour period. The previous record was 999.13 MWh …

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DLR scientists start the operation of new test facility for hydrogen production with solar thermal power

On 28 November 2017, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, presented  the current largest solar-chemical installation for the production of hydrogen. In the HYDROSOL_Plant project, scientists and companies have jointly further developed the process of direct hydrogen production using solar …

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