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CSP Tower Installation Costs Drop on Heliostat Innovations, Pre-assembly

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 …

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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 …

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WASCOP: Soiling Prediction Model, Tests of Mirror Coatings and Innovative Cleaning Methods for Solar Mirrors

Eleven research institutes and industry partners from seven European countries and from Morocco involved in the project WASCOP have set an ambitious goal: they want to reduce water consumption by more than 70%, using appropriate methods, not compromising the system efficiency. Mirror samples with different dust repellent coatings and meteorological …

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Archimede Responds Huiyin: no Patent Infringement on Receivers

Recently Huiyin Group has announced publicly that thousands of high temperature receivers that Archimede Solar Energy has exported to China are suspected to have infringed their Chinese patents 201210237216.0 and 201120148937.5.  Few days ago, Archimede denied but did not provide further information to support this position. Andthey said that whilst …

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