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Nebraska Supreme Court, House of Representatives supporting proposed Keystone pipeline route

Nebraska Supreme Court, House of Representatives supporting proposed Keystone pipeline route

Despite misgivings from the public and the White House, proponents of the Keysto...

Obama will not sign Keystone Pipeline bill

Obama will not sign Keystone Pipeline bill

President Barack Obama will not sign the Keystone Pipeline bill, saying that it ...

Senvion completes offshore wind farm over Christmas

Senvion completes offshore wind farm over Christmas

Senvion completed the installation of wind turbines for the Nordsee Ost offshore...

Vestas to supply wind turbines in Greece and Chile

Vestas to supply wind turbines in Greece and Chile

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas ended 2014 with two supply contracts: on...

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently ...

Manufacturer’s perspective on the new U.S. emissions reduction target

Manufacturer’s perspective on the new U.S. emissions reduction target

The United States manufacturing sector may be opting for a more diversified way ...

U.N. General Assembly President calls for urgent climate action

U.N. General Assembly President calls for urgent climate action

United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutsena urged collective climate a...

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Technology

Advantage of green cloud computing

Advantage of green cloud computing

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Green computing is the usage of computing resources in an energy- and resource-efficient manner. Part of it is using computers that have been Energy S...

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Politics

President Obama reiterates the need to act against climate change

President Obama reiterates the need to act against climate change

Thursday, 22 January 2015

No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change according to United States President Barack Obama President Obama reiter...

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Living Green

A three-pronged approach to saving energy, the environment and money at a go

A three-pronged approach to saving energy, the environment and money at a go

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Over the last three decades, one of the most notable topics on global forums has been energy use. With effects of insatiable demand for energy becomin...

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Renewables

What makes sustainable energy an eco-friendly power?

What makes sustainable energy an eco-friendly power?

Monday, 26 January 2015

Climate change and depleting fossil fuel resources have driven world governments to consider alternative energy sources and and sustainable energy has...

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Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Second-generation solar tower unveiled in Spain


From top: The PS20, Eureka, and PS10 solar towers. Image courtesy of Abengoa Solar, S.A.

Spain’s Abengoa Solar unveiled on June 19 its first experimental high-temperature solar tower called Eureka in the Spanish state of Andalusia.

The solar energy complex is centered by the 164-foot solar tower, which is fed concentrated solar energy from 35 ground-based heliostats spread across 16,000 square feet. The generation capacity of the experimental solar plant is two megawatts (MW). The Eureka solar facility also includes a thermal energy storage system that enables electricity generation after daylight hours.

The Eureka solar concentrated energy tower is the experimental phase of Solucar Platform complex. When completed in 2013, the Solucar Platform concentrated solar plant will have a 300-MW output. The Solucar Platform complex will provide enough electricity for 153,000 households, and avoid the emission of 185,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, and four million metric tons over the course of its life.

Abengoa has four other solar concentration solar plants in the same region, and another in the Caceres province. Abengoa has two tower solar concentrator plants: the 11-MW PS10, and the 20-MW PS20 in the same Solucar Platform complex. Abengoa’s two parabolic trough concentrator plants in the same region will combine for 100 MW annually when completed in 2011. The Caceres plant will also use parabolic trough technology, and will have an annual output of 50 MW. The Caceres plant just received its building permits in the beginning of this month.

Abengoa Solar S.A. is involved across solar energy technologies, from solar concentrator troughs, solar concentrator towers, and standard photovoltaics (PV). The company has offices in Spain, the US, Morocco, Algeria, and China.

Abengoa Solar’s parent company Abengoa operates five business units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies, and Engineering and Industrial Construction. It has operations in over 70 countries. It is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange.


Mike R. Lopez


Source:

1 http://www.abengoasolar.com

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