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.
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Israel trails almost every developed nation in renewable energy production. A new concentrated solar power facility under construction in the Negev desert will help change that.
SolarReserve wants to build a ten tower concentrated solar power plant in the Nevada desert large enough to power over 1,000,000 homes. Construction could begin in 2020.
Researchers in Madrid are working on a new kind of concentrated solar storage system that uses molten silicone instead of molten salt and thermophotovoltaic panels. They claim silicone can store 10 times as much energy as traditional CSP systems.
The Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power facility in Nevada is now online and generating enough electricity to power 75,000 homes.
Energy storage is the key to making concentrating solar power plants an economical, reliable alternative to coal for electricity generation, and the US is determined to lead the field into new levels of efficiency. In the latest development, the Energy Department’s SunShot initiative is behind a new energy storage system based on chemical bonds that […]
The Noor Solar Project is expected to be completed in 2020 and have a capacity of 580 MW, which may be enough to power one million homes in Morocco. Eventually, wind and hydro power is scheduled to be added, raising the electricity output for the entire plant to the level that it might power about half of […]
Lists are always fun, so here are 12 solar facts to put in your notebook so you can share the important stuff with anyone who’s interested. I have divided this list of facts into four categories that might help you to better keep track of things. Understanding Our Sun Solar History Solar Technology Solar Metrics […]
50,000 lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs will be supplied by Tadiran Batteries to BrightSource’s 121 MW Shalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel. These batteries have been designed to last 25 years, even in harsh environments. Tadiran is a subsidiary of the better-known Saft Group. BrightSource Energy, Alstom, and NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund are […]
The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current) was achieved on August 20, 2015, according to California’s grid operator. This figure refers to both utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and concentrating solar […]