Breakthrough in CPV Technology

Suncycle CPV hybrid and compact

its compact design means it can be used in different applications and installed in various locations including on rooftops. The Dutch Army is interested to use it at missions in the world.

This breakthrough in solar technology is the world’s first Concentrated Photovoltaic system (CPV) with a built-in tracking system. THE solar hybrid technology allows for higher system efficiency and less electricity costs. 

This unique technology has great potential to help meet global energy demand.

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India connects 360 MW solar to the grid

India connected 360 MW solar to the grid

Adani Group, the India-headquartered industry, has connected half of the solar power plant to the grid. Location: Tamil, India

Half of the largest solar park in India is now connected to the national grid. The plant is located near Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

ABB announced that it commissioned five substations to connect the 648 MW solar park.

Of the total 648 MW of capacity, 360 MW is now connected to the grid. Read More

Renewable Energy for a Clean, Healthy World

Public anger, Shell is not too big to fall

Public anger: never too big to fall

At present, we don’t have to burn fossils fuels anymore. We have all these renewable energy resources that will supply more than enough energy for current and future energy demands. Read More

Iran builds solar power plant

Iran builds solar power plant

Students visit a solar power plant in Iran

Iran starts building a solar power plant in Hamadan. 

Germany’s ‘Planet In Green’ has been chosen for the 100 MW Solar Plant.

Germany will invest $2.9 billion in Hamedan over a 10-year period and each year, solar panels and other facilities which use solar power (including power plants). Read More

Coal producer Shenhua invests in sun

Coal producer Shenhua invests in sun

That molten salt can be used immediately to superheat water, or stored in insulated tanks to drive the thermal-power process during cloudy weather or at night.

Shenhua Group in China, the biggest coal producer in the world, and the American company SolarReserve intent to invest 2 billion dollars in concentrated solar power.

The aim is to realize 1GW of solar projects in China.

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CSP Global Outlook 2016

CSP Global Outlook 2016

Solar Power would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than 37 billion tons
This corresponds to 4 years of CO2 emissions from China.
This is the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant

CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) and the normal PV could supply in 12 percent of the energy needs of the world in 2050. 

This report, shows how Solar Power could create millions of jobs. Read More

China’s goal 2020: 10 GW CSP

China's goal 2020: 10 GW CSP

Four big CSP plants will be realized gradually from 2018-2020, using the experiences of demonstration projects.

CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) is growing in China. Before, China tested two small-scale CSP-plants in the operational phase.

Bloomberg: ‘China plans to more than triple solar power capacity by 2020 to as much as 143 gigawatts to help reduce carbon emissions’

Right now, China is building seven plants and again zeven in the near future.  Read More

Pretty small-scale plug and play CSP application

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CSP plug and play system

Electricity and heat dish with a Stirling engine

Microgen is providing Stirling engines to the Italian company Innova that the engine will use for two products:

  1. a dish that supplies 1 kWp power and 3 kWth heat, the so-called Trinum co-generator
  2. and Turbocaldo, which produces only 7.4 kWth heat at a temperature of 110 oC.

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The Future Of Solar Energy by MIT

Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges

Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges

A few weeks ago, MIT published an interesting report about the future of solar energy. An important conclusion of the report is that solar energy in its various forms, is essential for our future.

Another important conclusion is that solar energy on a large scale, will develop best if governments ensure that there is a price attached to CO2 emissions. Read More

CSP: Green Cucumbers from the Sahara

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A Saltwater Greenhouse Grows Vegetables In Places Vegetables Won’t Grow

Cucumber may be a vegetable that thrives in hot weather, but growing in the Quatar Sahara?

The cucumber is a plant that is quite thirsty!

And, as you know, the Sahara desert is extreme dry. Read More

2014 record year for renewable energy

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Green power: Global investments reached USD 300 billion. A relatively large proportion of these billions has been done by emerging countries such as Burundi, Kenya, Honduras, Jordan and Uruguay.

According to the Global Status Report 2015 REN21, 2014 was a record year for investments in renewable energy.

Especially in Solar and Wind Energy.

The number of countries have set targets for green energy has risen to 164.  Read More

Time for more Concentrated Solar Power Plants?

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

The agreement of the G7, June 2015, involves a transformation of electricity generation towards renewables and nuclear by 2050.

Concentrated Solar Power is one of the answers for this transformation and get rid of fossil fuel by the end of the century. Read More