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Next-Gen Energy Storage Aims At Concentrating Solar Power Plants

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 […]

November 6th

One Million Homes Could Be Powered By Moroccan Solar Project

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 […]

October 27th

12 Solar Facts You Should Know

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 […]

October 8th

50,000 Battery Packs To Help Power Israeli Thermal Solar Plant

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 […]

October 7th

California Sets Another Solar Power Record

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 […]

August 29th