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Ivanpah project successfully delivers clean power to grid

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert has just delivered its first output of energy to the grid. NRG Energy, Inc., through its subsidiary NRG Solar, announced on September 24 that they had achieved a critical “first sync” with the projects Unit 1 station and the power grid. The successful test is said to demonstrate the effectiveness of the stations technology...

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First solar tower in South Africa completed

Abengoa has completed construction on the solar tower for the Khi Solar One, a South African solar thermal project. Abengoa, together with project partners Industrial Development Corporation and the Khi Community Trust, celebrated the completion of the 205-meter tall Khi Solar One on August 26. The celebration included representatives from the government of South Africa. This is Abengoa’s third commercial solar tower...

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BrightSource signs M.O.U. for solar thermal projects in China

BrightSource Energy, Inc. will be entering the concentrating solar power market in China, signing memorandum of agreements with China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (C.R.E.E.I.). BrightSource will also be amending an existing M.O.U. that they have with CPI subsidiary Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. to guide its cooperation with CPR and Huanghe. The...

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Alstom, Soitec partner for 100 MW-solar project in France

French multinational conglomerate Alstom has signed a cooperative agreement with French semiconductor manufacturer Soitec to developed concentrated photovoltaic power plants in France. The agreement follows the French Energy Regulation Commission’s call for tender issued this March 13th for 100 MW-worth of solar power plants using whole or in-part concentrated photovoltaic technology. Under the cooperative...

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C.S.P. plant to rise in Negev desert in 2014

A 110 megawatt concentrating solar power plant will begin to rise in the Negev desert in 2014. Abengoa, a renewable energy and sustainability technologies company, is teaming up with Shikun & Binui, an Israeli global infrastructure group for the Ashalim concentrating solar power plant. In a statement released by Abengoa, the company disclosed that they have been nominated by the state of Israel as successful...

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Morocco kicks off construction of 160 MW solar thermal project

Morocco has officially commenced the construction of a 160-megawatt concentrated solar power plant near the desert city of Ouarzazate. The 7 billion dirhams ($817.55 million) project is expected to become the world’s largest solar facility of its kind when finished by 2015, surpassing the 100 MW Shams 1 solar thermal plant in the United Arab Emirates (see related story). A consortium led by Saudi...

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M.E.N.A. countries get $660 million for revised regional C.S.P. plan

Countries from the Middle East and North Africa are getting $660 million to proceed with an updated solar plan for the region. Under the Clean Investment Fund’s Clean Technology Fund, the M.E.N.A. countries of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia will receive financial support for an extensive plan to create 1,120 megawatts of clean energy from concentrated solar power. The endowment is expected to...

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Sunlight + natural gas: Lower emissions for power sector

Combining solar power and natural gas could reduce greenhouse gas emissions of power plants, while producing power that is cost competitive with conventional fossil fuel power. A new system being developed at the United States Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses concentrating solar power to help convert natural gas into syngas, which can be burned for electricity...

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Abengoa, BrightSource to build 500 MW solar towers in California

Abengoa and BrightSource Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop, build and operate the world’s two largest solar power towers in California. As partners, the two companies will work together to permit and finance the 500-megawatt Palen Electric Generating System, consisting of two 250 MW solar towers located at the Department of Interior Solar Energy Zone in Riverside County. The project will...

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World’s largest concentrated solar power plant launched in U.A.E.

The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant is now open in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Shams 1 is a 100-megawatt solar thermal facility commissioned by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, together with French energy company Total and Spain’s energy infrastructure company Abengoa Solar. Spread across a land area equivalent to 285 football fields, the $600 million solar project is...

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