South Africa’s acclaimed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme has stalled for more than two years as Eskom refused to sign PPAs with 37 IPPs
TuNur Ltd has filed a request in the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for the authorization of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe.
By Roger Lilley for EE Publishers. With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. It is
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) issued on 15 January 2017 a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a 200MW CSP plant, the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The lowest bid has come in at 9.45 US cents/kWh. The three
The 2010 SolarPACES Lifetime Award Winner Arnold Goldman passed away earlier this week. From SolarPACES we would like to express our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends. May 31, 2017 The solar industry lost a beloved innovator this week with the passing of Arnold Goldman, founder of BrightSource
On Friday 5 May, The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has condemned the Kingdom of Spain to pay €128 million to Eiser Infrastructure Limited and its affiliate Energia Solar Luxembourg due to the reforms undertaken by the Spanish Government affecting the
Investment in renewable energy still lacking in 17 countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia The 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.2% or USD 0.4 billion of global renewable energy
All the most important European concentrated solar energy R&D infrastructures are participating in the ‘Solar Facilities for the European Research Area Second Phase (SFERA II)’ Project, funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program ‘Capacities‘, Specific Program ‘Research Infrastructures’. Since one of the goals of
On September 1, 2016，China National Development and Reform Commission issued the notice of feed-in tariff policy for CSP plant. According to the document, the feed-in tariff for the solar thermal power demonstration projects is ￥1.15/kWh. The notice pointed out that the above price is only
September 13th, National Energy Administration issued a notice on the construction of concentrating solar power generation demonstration projects, up to 20 projects were included in this first demonstration project list and the status showed that the capacity was around 1.35GW . There are 9 tower
The Solar Thermal Electricity Global Outlook 2016 report is released by Greenpeace International, SolarPACES and ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) and shows that solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050. It also shows how
The Government of Greece has recently accepted the invitation from the Executive Committee of the IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programme Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES), extended at its meeting on March 24, 2015 in Rome, Italy, to join the SolarPACES programme.
1) Techno-economic Consultant to assist NamPower with the feasibility of CSP plants in NamPower. The funding for the Techno-economic Consultant will be financed by Sustainability 4All thought the EIB. The Procurement notice has been published on the EIB website and NamPower website. http://www.nampower.com.na/Tenders.aspx Short description of procurement
The 2016-2017 Calls of Horizon 2020 have been published and are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html
On the closing day of the SolarPACES 2015 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the Stellio Consortium, comprising schlaich bergermann partner sbp sonne, Ingemetal Solar and Masermic Mechatronics, received the SolarPACES 2015 Technology Innovation Award for the development of the Stellio Heliostat. Click here for
In this report, KIC InnoEnergy examines how technology innovation is anticipated to reduce the Levelised Cost of Electricity from European Solar Thermal Electricity plants over the next 12 to 15 years. You can download the report in our Library section.
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 aims to reduced uncertainty about the true costs of renewable power generation technologies, so that governments can be more ambitious and efficient in their policy support for renewables. You can download the report in our Research Results: Publications and Reports
Dahan solar tower power demo plant Participants: Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xi’an Jiaotong University;
Participants: Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xi’an Jiaotong University; Sun Yat-Sen University; Dongguan University of