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Concentrating solar power: Study shows greater potential for solar power

Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a large fraction of the power supply in a decarbonized energy system, shows a new study of the technology and its potential practical application.
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Australian Solar Thermal Power Innovation Project An Example of Private Investment Leveraged by Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Australian solar thermal power innovation company Vast Solar (www.vastsolar.com) announced today it had commenced construction of a 6MWth (1.1MWe) concentrating solar thermal (CST) power pilot
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SkyFuel’s Parabolic Trough Featured in Enel’s Hybrid Geothermal Plant

SkyFuel, Inc. is the technology provider for the parabolic trough solar field being integrated into the heating loop of Enel Green Power (EGP) North America’s Stillwater geothermal power plant.
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A molecular approach to solar power

Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining
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IPCC sets out vast potential for solar power

STA urges households and businesses to use their roofs to reduce greenhouse gases Government must enable mid and large scale rooftop solar market The full report on
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NREL Report Finds Similar Value in Two CSP Technologies

Findings demonstrate increasing importance for systems with thermal energy storage
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Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will participate today in the opening of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant.
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Solar thermal power a cost-effective ingredient for powering a hungry grid

Concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia's power grid, saving almost $1b in network investment according to a new collaborative study
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"The energy label shows solar thermal technology in its best light."

In the coming year, the EU wants to introduce the energy label for heating systems and water heaters.
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Game Birds Enjoy UK`s Largest Solar Thermal Installation

Renewable specialist, TGE Group has installed the UK’s largest commercial, solar thermal installation, in a flagship project to provide space heating for a game rearing business in Shropshire
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ARENA commits $1 million for solar thermal study in South Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced it would partner with natural gas and electricity provider, Alinta, and the South Australian Government to undertake
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Chilean Ministry of Energy and CORFO announce company chosen to build the first Concentrated Solar Power plant in Latin America

This technology allows for continuous electricity storage and transmission, representing one of the most important global innovations in renewable energy production.
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Abengoa to develop South America’s largest solar-thermal plant in Chile

The solar plant, which will use molten salts tower technology, will have an advanced storage system enabling it to generate electricity for up to 17.5 hours without direct solar radiation
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Abengoa receives new R&D competitive award from the US Dept of Energy for next generation parabolic trough

US$2 million competitive award received to improve solar parabolic trough technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency
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Copper Promises Cheaper, Sturdier Fuel Cells

Converting solar energy into storable fuel remains one of the greatest challenges of modern chemistry.
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2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains

EIA Today in Energy report: Several large, new solar thermal power plants are expected to begin commercial operation by the end of 2013, more than doubling the solar thermal generating capacity in the United States.
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Large-scale solar thermal desalination plants will benefit UAE, says Masdar Institute faculty
The UAE and the GCC region will enormously benefit from large-scale solar thermal desalination plants as the thermal desalination (MSF/MED) and hybrid (integrated ...
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New Concentrator Technology Reduces PV Surface Area by Factor of 1000
One of the semifinalists in the 2012 CleanTech Open is developing a unique solar concentrator that is capable of reducing the surface area needed ...
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Making Mirrors for the Sun
With $1.5 million from the Department of Energy, UA researchers are continuing to improve groundbreaking technology to produce solar electricity at a price competitive with non-renewable energy sources. ...
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LightManufacturing Introduces Groundbreaking Solar Thermal Manufacturing System
The new approach avoids pitfalls that plague solar electric....
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Solar Thermal Technology Developed by Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc.
Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced today its development program for a solar thermal technology that will serve industrial needs for process heat and steam. ...
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LightManufacturing Introduces Groundbreaking Solar Thermal Manufacturing System
The new approach avoids pitfalls that plague solar electric....
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Solar Thermal Technology Developed by Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc.
Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced today its development program for a solar thermal technology that will serve industrial needs for process heat and steam. ...
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Cogenra Solar to Install Hybrid Solar Technology at Facebook’s New Headquarters
Social media company the first of its kind to adopt Cogenra’s solar PV and thermal cogeneration technology at its new corporate campus in Menlo Park....
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Researchers Unveil Innovative Solar Cooling Project
Using solar thermal energy to power an air conditioning unit can be difficult and expensive. ...
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Solar power, with a side of hot running water
New system for flat-panel solar power could be combined with hot water systems for greater efficiency....
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Researchers Unveil Innovative Solar Cooling Project
Using solar thermal energy to power an air conditioning unit can be difficult and expensive. ...
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Solar power, with a side of hot running water
New system for flat-panel solar power could be combined with hot water systems for greater efficiency....
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Largest Commercial Solar Dish in North America
Southwest Solar Technologies Inc. announced today that it has commissioned the largest commercial solar dish in North America, one of the largest in the world. ...
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SCHOTT Solar has its hopes riding on high-quality solutions in the areas of photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants
SCHOTT Solar AG will be presenting a wide variety of new products at the industry trade fair Intersolar in Munich (Neue Messe München). ...
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Thermodynamic solars: a new italian technology
Encouraging news in the renewable energy come from solar thermal industry that, in 2009, has experienced considerable growth and that seems destined to play an even more important in coming years....
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SCHOTT Solar has its hopes riding on high-quality solutions in the areas of photovoltaic and solar thermal power plants
SCHOTT Solar AG will be presenting a wide variety of new products at the industry trade fair Intersolar in Munich (Neue Messe München). ...
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Thermodynamic solars: a new italian technology
Encouraging news in the renewable energy come from solar thermal industry that, in 2009, has experienced considerable growth and that seems destined to play an even more important in coming years....
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New Hybrid Solar Collector Produced By Solimpeks Corp
The Volther hybrid solar collector, which produces electricity and hot water simultaneously....
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New Solar Receivers Boost Efficiency
Siemens has optimized the receiver tubes for solar thermal facilities....
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New solar technology achieves major milestone
The world’s first utility-scale solar thermal power plant based on Linear Fresnel technology has started construction in Murcia, Spain. ...
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New Solar Receivers Boost Efficiency
Siemens has optimized the receiver tubes for solar thermal facilities....
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New solar technology achieves major milestone
The world’s first utility-scale solar thermal power plant based on Linear Fresnel technology has started construction in Murcia, Spain. ...
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Chevron and GreenGulf Sign Agreement to Study Solar Energy in Qatar
Joint study to test solar energy technologies and their application in Qatar....
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Alcoa and National Renewable Energy Lab Testing New Innovative Concentrating Solar Power System
Advanced Alcoa Design and Technology to Lower Cost to Generate Energy from the Sun....
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Insulators made into conductors
MIT team coaxes polymers to line up, transforming them into materials that could dissipate heat....
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Alcoa and National Renewable Energy Lab Testing New Innovative Concentrating Solar Power System
Advanced Alcoa Design and Technology to Lower Cost to Generate Energy from the Sun....
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Insulators made into conductors
MIT team coaxes polymers to line up, transforming them into materials that could dissipate heat....
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Axion Power(TM) Awarded Government Grant To Develop Solar Power Storage System
State of Pennsylvania to Sponsor Development of Renewable Energy Storage System....
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Department of Energy Selects Atrato Velocity1000
New Zero Footprint Facility Employs Atrato High Density Disk Arrays to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Performance of Its VMware Environment....
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Two Market Leaders - One Strong Brand
The Tyrolean solar thermal expert TiSUN and the American boiler manufacturer Lochinvar join in co-operation in the American solar thermal market...
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Department of Energy Selects Atrato Velocity1000
New Zero Footprint Facility Employs Atrato High Density Disk Arrays to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Performance of Its VMware Environment....
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Two Market Leaders - One Strong Brand
The Tyrolean solar thermal expert TiSUN and the American boiler manufacturer Lochinvar join in co-operation in the American solar thermal market...
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