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Shall Solar Thermal Generation Help Desalination Technology Become Strong Enough to Unleash a Boom?

In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered desalination technology becoming strong enough to unleash a boom? This summer, the Spanish firm Abengoa announced it had signed an agreement with a Moroccan government agency to forge …

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Cubico completes acquisition of Andasol 1 and Andasol 2 concentrated solar power plants in Spain

Reported from CSPPLAZA: Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited announced that it has acquired two operational Concentrated Solar Power plants in Granada, Spain, totalling 99.8MW from two international funds, Antin Infrastructure Partners and Deutsche Asset Management’s infrastructure investment business, and the Spanish construction company Cobra Sistemas y Redes. The plants use parabolic …

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Crescent Dunes CSP plant back online after repairing leakage on molten salt tank for eight months

Reported from CSPPLAZA: The Crescent Dunes power plant, the first-of-its-kind solar plant in Central Nevada is back online and generating power after being down for repairs for eight months. The Crescent Dunes power plant, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas, returned to service July 12 and is delivering renewable energy to customers …

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