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Concentrating Solar Power Simplified In Spain
by Lauren Craig, November 23rd, 2011 Engineering, procurement and construction firm ABB has launched a new concentrating solar power (CSP) technology that the company says uses considerably less material, land and water than other CSP plants. ...
Clean Line, TVA team to promote HVDC wind transmission
The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding to identify the full range of benefits that high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission projects may provide to TVA's stakeholders. They will also explore non-discriminatory methods for TVA to ...
Shared strategy, measured progress
Created the same year was its “industrial branch,” Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii GmbH), which aims to develop hundreds of GW of solar energy by 2050. However, supplying the Southern rim of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe to the North obviously ...
Intersolar India 2011 To Help Take Stock Of Indian Solar Energy Market
Intersolar India provides the ideal platform for meeting the right people and for the rapid and qualitative deployment of both grid-connected and off-grid PV and concentrating solar thermal power technology across India. Intersolar India kicks off on ...
Ecology Global Network
Step Forward | Giving Thanks in 2011
Ecology Global Network
In Morocco, Desertec, a German-led initiative to tap solar energy in the deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East to meet Europe's long-term energy needs will start construction of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) next year. ...
Potential vehicle for strengthened North-South cooperation
In this context, it is therefore not surprising that one year to the day of the launch of the Union for the Mediterranean, Germany presented the Desertec initiative. Its objective is to meet 15% of energy needs with solar energy from North Africa by ...
Hopes and aspirations of Mediterranean states
The principal plan, for which work is supported financially by the German public bank KfW, backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (FDA), will include a feasibility study for a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant ...
Chilling news as Google ditches renewables research in winter “spring cleaning”
Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)
This including funding companies like Brightsource Energy and eSolar to help expand their work on concentrating solar power technology, and in Potter Drilling to advance its innovative geothermal drilling technology. Google also sponsored research to ...
Plummeting PV prices persuade Google to kill its CSP programme
Desertec Industrial Initiative
One of the scenarios put forward in 2005 by the preliminary studies suggested that creating an extensive network of solar thermal power plants with high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines throughout MENA, sufficient to provide 17% of ...
Electricity across Mediterranean: Master plan by 2014
As for the type of transmission lines, Medgrid prefers to lay down HVDC (high-voltage direct current) cables, which are said to be a more economical solution than HVAC (high-voltage alternating current) in submarine options where distances are greater ...
Energy Matters Video News - Episode 49 - November 23, 2011
The World Bank has announced it will step in to help Morocco finance the 500 megawatt Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant. The project will be key to the country's plan of achieving 2000 megawatts of installed solar energy capacity by 2020. ...
APS to build solar plant in east Yuma
APS has partnered in several other solar projects throughout Arizona, including the Solana, a 280-megawatt concentrating solar power plant in Gila Bend, as well as the Paloma and Cotton Center solar power plants, both 17-megawatt facilities in Gila ...
GE touts hybrid gas, solar energy and wind power plant as answer to energy crisis
The Dervish license extension also paves the way for a second plant using GE's FlexEfficiency technology and eSolar's concentrated solar power. Energy Output License Extension Paves Way for MetCap to Add Second Unit of GE's New FlexEfficiency* ...