CSP NEWS

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has set out its plans for seeking industry information as the first step in exploring how concentrated sunlight could generate reliable, affordable renewable energy with built-in storage for our national grids.   The new call aligns with the Federal Government's offer...

Growing power demand and desalination needs present a major opportunity for new CSP with storage to complement rising PV dispatch in Saudi Arabia’s renewables push, industry experts told New Energy Update. Saudi Arabia plans to launch its first bid round for 700 MW of solar and...

President Donald Trump’s advisers have recommended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) freezes a loan program that supported the construction of renewable energy and nuclear power plants, including NRG Energy’s 392 MW Ivanpah plant in California, Bloomberg reported February 8. Trump’s transition team has called for a...

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), proposes an upward revision of the benchmark cost of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) Technologies Programme. The initiative is taken with the aim to promote energy efficiency. The benchmark cost will be related to the performance efficiency in design...

The world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant is finally producing enough electricity. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Southern California initially failed to meet contractual obligations, and a yearlong forbearance deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expired Wednesday. After fine-tuning the complex facility that uses...

China’s innovation policy sets an ambitious goal: It shall be an innovative country by 2020 and global innovation leader by 2050, transforming from a factor-driven economy to an innovation-driven one. Indeed, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2016–2017, China has already succeeded in rising to...

A year on from the launch of Morocco’s Noor I solar farm, the North African country is continuing to take positive steps to reduce their environmental impact by transitioning to renewable energy sources. Having declared at COP21 in Paris last year that they were aiming to...