China invests in concentrated solar energy

Chinese utility purchases innovative technology from American company China is looking to take advantage of innovative technology in order to further boost its solar energy capacity. One of the country’s energy utilities has turned to BrightSource Energy, a developer based in California, signing a deal to purchase new technology from the company. The technology that the utility is purchasing is the same being used to power a solar farm outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The technology leverages the power or mirrors in order to concentrate sunlight. Concentrated solar energy shows…

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Concentrated solar power gets a major boost in China

The solar energy market is growing, showing no signs of slowing down Solar energy has been growing aggressively throughout the world. The majority of this growth is being seen in the photovoltaic solar panel sector, which accounts for the majority of the solar market currently. There is another form of solar power that is gaining momentum, however. Concentrated solar power systems is becoming more popular as the demand for clean electricity grows. Now, this form of solar energy has acquired major support from a country that is becoming heavily invested…

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South Africa shows strong support for solar energy

Solar power is gaining momentum in South Africa Solar energy is beginning to gain ground in South Africa. In the past, solar panels had been quite rare in the country, with only the rich being able to afford these energy systems for their homes. With the cost of photovoltaic technology falling, however, the availability of solar energy is expanding rapidly. In 2010, the South African government launched the Integrated Resource Plan, which aims to bolster the country’s energy generation infrastructure. Solar energy has come to play a significant role in…

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Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Industry 2015 Market Overview: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Industry 2015 Market Research Report” to its database. The Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions and classifications. The Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and…

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in the US, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in the US, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its database. Summary Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in the US, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the CSP market in the US. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global CSP market with forecasts up to 2025. The report…

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Spain, Market Outlook to 2025: Research Report by MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Spain, Market Outlook to 2025 – Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its database. Summary “Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Spain, Market Outlook to 2025 Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the CSP market in Spain. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global CSP market with forecasts up to 2025. The report analyzes the…

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Xina solar energy project wins more funding

South Africa’s solar sector is seeing more activity as banks continue to support renewable energy In South Africa, numerous solar energy projects are beginning to take form, thanks to financial support from various European banks that have an interest in clean power. Many of these projects involve tapping into the thermal power of the sun. This thermal energy can be used to evaporate water, turning it into steam and pushing it through turbines that generate electrical power. The use of thermal energy could displace the need for fossil-fuels when it…

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New record in global solar energy capacity set in 2013

Report shows that solar installations have reached new heights in 2013 The Worldwatch Institute has released its latest Vital Signs Online report, which highlights progress made in the solar energy field. Solar power has been seeing strong growth and adoption throughout the world for some time. Much of this growth has been powered by the need for cleaner energy, but also because of the potential economic benefits of solar power systems. In 2013, solar energy installations and power generation reached new highs. Worldwide solar capacity has reached 39 GW, with…

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Breakthrough in concentrated solar energy made in Australia

Breakthrough from CSIRO may eventually find its way to the United States A breakthrough in concentrated solar power made in Australia may be coming to the United States. Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have developed a “supercritical” steam system for concentrated solar power facilities. This system utilized concentrated sunlight to generate super hot, highly pressurized steam. CSIRO is one of the partners of Abengoa, which is a leading clean technology organization with operations in the U.S. This partnership may bring CSIRO’s breakthrough to the U.S.…

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Value of solar energy could be increased with the aid of thermal energy storage

Solar power continues to grow throughout the US, but energy storage remains a problematic issue Solar energy is gaining momentum, but like other forms of clean power, it is struggling to overcome problems regarding efficiency. In the U.S., solar power has moved from the realm of novelty to priority and the federal government has begun heavily investing in solar projects throughout the country. The problem, however, is that energy storage technology has not advanced at the same pace as energy technology itself. This means that there is a disparity between…

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New solar energy system comes online in Australia

Australia - Solar Energy

Concentrated solar energy system reaches completion Silex Systems, an Australian developer of solar energy systems and other such technologies, has announced the successful completion of a new concentrated solar energy system that is based in Mildura, Victoria. The system exists as a demonstration project designed to show off the prospects of concentrated solar power. Silex suggests that the completion of the system and its connection to the Australian energy grid represents a major milestone for clean power and the country’s efforts to break away from fossil-fuels. Concentrated solar power continues…

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New solar energy systems begins construction in Morocco

Morocco Solar Energy

Morocco begins construction of promising solar energy system A massive new solar energy system has begun construction in Morocco this week. The country has been receiving a great deal of attention from renewable energy companies around the world due to the abundant sunshine it receives year-round. Morocco has become a very promising market for solar energy and this fact has not gone unnoticed by the government. King Mohammed VI officially celebrated the beginning of construction on this new solar energy system with a groundbreaking ceremony to show his support for…

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New solar energy system finds home at Edwards Air Force Base

Solar landfill - image of solar far

Solar energy continues to grow in popularity with US military The U.S. military has held a keen interest in alternative energy for some time. The Department of Defense recently highlighted energy as a matter of national security and has been working to make the country as energy independent as possible. The military has begun showing more interest in solar energy recently, especially concentrated solar power (CSP) systems, which are capable of producing much more electrical power than traditional solar energy systems. Semprius to demonstrate new solar energy system Semprius, a…

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Researchers develop highly efficient solar panel system

University of Arizona research

New solar panel could double the efficiency of solar energy systems A research team from the University of Arizona has developed a new kind of solar panel that may be a precursor to highly efficient solar energy systems. The solar panel is based off old telescope technology and the solar panels that are often used aboard spacecraft and satellites. Inspired by these technologies, researchers have created a solar panel that they claim boasts of double the efficiency seen in conventional solar energy technologies. Solar energy continues to grow in popularity…

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Breakthrough in concentrated solar power from partnership between 3M and Gossamer Space Frames

New solar collector could unlock great potential for solar energy Solar thermal energy has taken a large step forward due to a new partnership between 3M’s Renewable Energy Division and Gossamer Space Frames, a developer of solar energy technologies. This week, the two companies revealed a new solar energy collection system that is designed specifically to reduce the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. CSP is a type of solar energy system in which sunlight is concentrated and directed at solar panels. These systems create a large amount of…

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University of Delaware researchers experiment with concentrated sunlight to make hydrogen gas

University of Delaware hydrogen fuel research

Hydrogen fuel cell research in the U.S. Researchers from the University of Delaware, led by Professor Erik Koepf, have been working on ways to make hydrogen fuel cells more environmentally sound. Fuel cells are often considered clean energy machines because a great deal of attention has been drawn to the fact that the systems themselves produce no harmful emissions. Fuel cells are not stand alone energy systems, however, and they require a source of electricity in order to operate. This electricity is usually provided by burning natural gas, a process…

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