1. Why are blue chips piling into solar?

    Précis:  Honda’s entry into the US Solar Energy Industries Association is yet another example of a growing attraction for PV among major corporations. But what is driving the trend? Eon, Google, Honda and QVC may not be names you traditionally associate with the solar industry. For now, that is. All...
  2. PV Intelligence Brief 15-29 October

    Précis:  Companies and organisations mentioned include: Dominion, Somer Solar Center, Canadian Solar, Tata Power, Demeter Power, QVC, SunPartner Technologies, 3M, Suntech Dominion acquires Connecticut solar project Dominion has acquired a solar project in Somers, Connecticut, capable of producing approximately 5MW of electricity, from Kyocera in a deal worth an undisclosed...
  3. Bringing down PV systems costs

    Précis:  Cost reduction in the PV industry has tended to focus on cell technology. But what of materials use, installation and maintenance expense? We look at some alternative ways to improve efficiency across the PV supply chain By Jason Deign in Barcelona Do not expect a handshake when you meet...
  4. South Africa will buy an extra 1 456 megawatts of renewable energy from independent developers to boost power supply in Africa’s largest economy and reduce its reliance on coal-fired power stations, the department of energy says.

    The department said it has signed agreements with power producers for 17 projects worth 33 billion rand ($3.25 billion) in the third stage of the renewable energy buying programme. South Africa had already signed off a total of 47 projects to build about 2 400 MW in the first and...
  5. South Africa: awarded two bidders for 200 MW CSP allocation in REIPPPP

    UPDATE: Abengoa and Emvelo have been selected for 100 MW each South Africa’s Department of Energy has published an announcement in its website regarding the third window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The DoE allocated 200 MW for concentrated solar power technology in this third...
  6. Heliostats to brighten Rjukan dark winter days

    Heliostats can be useful for many other purposes other than Concentrated Solar Power, such as reflecting the sunlight to simply lighten a dark area. So far, I have seen some homemade devices to reflect sunlight to a regularly dark side of a house, but not to lighten a whole town’s...
  7. Abengoa completes tower construction for Khi Solar One CSP plant

    Spain’s Abengoa has announced it has succesfullu complete the tower construction for the Khi Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant being built in South Africa. The company, jointly with project partners Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Khi Community Trust, have received the visit of representatives from the government of...
  8. Schott to supply molten salt receivers to modernize ENEL’s Archimede CSP plant

    The Italian power company Enel will install molten salt receivers with technology from SCHOTT when modernizing certain parts of Archimede CSP plant, the world’s largest molten salt solar power plant. These are bad news for Archimede Solar Energy (ASE), so far, the only company to supply tubes to be used...
  9. Groundbreaking ceremony for Ouarzazate CSP plant in Morocco

    Morocco’s King, Mohamed VI, has presided the groundbreaking ceremony held last Friday of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Plant being built in the province of Ouarzazate, Morocco. The 160 MW parabolic trough CSP plant was awarded to Saudi’s ACWA in a tender process that ended up last January. ACWA awarded the...
  10. US DOE to boost thermochemical energy storage with $20 M for new research projects

    US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new funding opportunity (FOA). The “Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS)“ program will award $20 million to up to 24 projects to research and develop thermochemical energy storage (TCES) systems to be applied to Concentrated Solar Power...

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