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U.S. E.P.A. sets emission standards for cars and fuel

U.S. E.P.A. sets emission standards for cars and fuel

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has set emission standards for...

A.D.B. running on 100 percent renewable energy

A.D.B. running on 100 percent renewable energy

The Manila headquarters of the Asian Development Bank is now running on 100 perc...

First Solar achieves record breaking conversion efficiency for CdTe solar cell

First Solar achieves record breaking conversion efficiency for CdTe solar cell

Thin-film solar company, First Solar, Inc. has set a new world record for cadmiu...

Mongolia’s second and largest wind farm to be developed by Ferrostaal

Mongolia’s second and largest wind farm to be developed by Ferrostaal

Mongolia is set to connect a 52 megawatt wind farm project – their largest so fa...

Increasing renewable energy supply in China more economical then continued reliance on coal – WWF

Increasing renewable energy supply in China more economical then continued reliance on coal – WWF

China can transition to 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at a ...

Hong Kong approves latest rounds of green transportation trials

Hong Kong approves latest rounds of green transportation trials

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department has approved $10.7 million worth...

Toyota’s wireless vehicle charging system tested

Toyota’s wireless vehicle charging system tested

Toyota Motor Corporation is starting verification testing on its newly developed...

Business

NEDO reduces coal use of cement plant in Malaysia

NEDO reduces coal use of cement plant in Malaysia

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NEDO, along with the Malaysian government, has completed the installation of...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Three simple ways to make your site or blog eco-friendly

Three simple ways to make your site or blog eco-friendly

Friday, 21 March 2014

Almost any website or blog can be turned eco-friendly when certain tools, apps or processes are used. Below we look at a few ways in which you can do ...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Green heating: 4 steps to make your home furnace energy efficient

Green heating: 4 steps to make your home furnace energy efficient

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Fuel bills are not about to get cheaper anytime soon and there is little doubt that the winter fuel bills in particular can make it feel like your fin...

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Opinion

Why plants are the most precious assets of the future

Why plants are the most precious assets of the future

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Remember the movie Wall-E? Yes, it’s the movie of a garbage-scooping old-fashioned robot which falls in love with an advanced exemplary stylish robot....

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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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