Global Concentrating Solar Power Updates丨CSP Focus Monthly March 2020
2020.03.31 From: CSP Focus Monthly
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*Global CSP Project Updates*
total DNI of the past half year was 1055.69kWh/m2 and the converted
electricity was 74.87GWh (67.09GWh has been delivered to the grid) with
an average fulfilment rate of 97.06%. The first quarter of 2020
witnessed extraordinary accomplishments of the plant with consecutive
fulfilment rate over 100%, which was the top performance among its
Yumen government signed the Agreement to develop a new integrated power project including 2000MW PV and 200MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in the middle of March this year, with the partners East China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd, ENERGY CHINA and Jiangsu XinChen CSP Co., Ltd.
Shouhang High-Tech takes over the Jinta 100MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project which is one of China first batch of 20 pilot CSP projects from the
previous investor, China Three Gorges New Energy Co., Ltd, and the project will be restarted and expecting final COD before Dec 30th
The Cerro Dominador thermosolar project, owned by EIG Global Energy Partners and built by Abengoa and Acciona in the Atacama desert in Chile, has starred, in recent weeks, one of the key milestones before its next entry into operation: lifting installation of your solar receiver at 220 meters high. It was located in the highest part of the central tower of the complex, which is surrounded by 10,600 heliostats.
The company behind the technology, RayGen Resources, said on Thursday it had locked in $3 million in funding from ARENA, to test the technical and commercial feasibility of its concentrated solar and thermal storage technology – or “solar hydro” – that uses mostly mirrors and water to generate power and heat.
*CSP Market & Study Share*
and CAPSUN Technologies have jointly developed the SPIRE project, a
disruptive technology that integrates the best features of Photovoltaic
Plants (PV) and Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs). The concept is simple:
by means of a selective optical filter, the light spectrum is divided.
The filter allows the efficient passage of the radiation used by the
photovoltaic panel (mainly visible light) while reflecting 40% of the
an Austrian provider of steam and heat transfer solutions, is now
offering concentrating solar systems based on the Linear Fresnel
collector technology that it acquired from its former business partner
Fresnex. While Fresnex delivered the 200 m2 solar field for this project, its
partner company put up the steam unit and was in charge of integrating
the entire system on site.
“Batteries are very expensive to store power for a 24 hour period,” says Jonas Eklind, CEO of Azelio, the Swedish energy startup that has potentially solved this problem for good. “If you want to store a lot of renewable energy, the most cost efficient way of storing this is thermal energy.”
*CSP Industry and Company News*
China CSP industry players are trying to “rescue” the “dead” projects. Three of the cases are made by two Chinese leading CSP project developers and EPCs---Shouhang High-Tech and SUPCON Solar, both of whom already built up CSP tower plants of their own.
The R&D centre of DEWA has been officially opened at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar plant in Dubai. Solar power, smart grid integration, energy efficiency and water are part of the centre’s areas of work. The facility has various internal labs, including a Solar Simulator Lab, and will be able to test different solar panel technologies outdoors.
January, pulp and biomass specialist Ence Energia y Celulosa awarded
Abengoa a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for
its 50 MW Termollano parabolic trough CSP plant in Puertollano, central
O&M deal represents Abengoa's first full-scope maintenance contract
for a plant it has not built and is extendable for up to 13 years, the
end of the plant's 25-year subsidy.
A delegation from the NREA visited the inPOWER Thermosolar power plant in Magtel (Seville). The
Egyptian delegation was made up of 5 Engineers and Directors of the NREA solar thermal energy
laboratories. The visit is framed within the UNIDO project for the
development of solar energy in Egypt. This delegation is visiting
several European countries in order to carry out different training
modules, having special interest in seeing solar applications in
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