Solar Thermal

Parabolic trough power station in small format

For a start, it is tiny: it has an electrical capacity of only 5 MW. Solarlite writes in a press release that power plants with capacities of as little as 500 kW would even be possible. The parabolic troughs of the mini power station are made from a GRP composite material, which keeps the mirror in form.

Despatch Industries 2010 First Half Firing Furnace Sales Surpass 7GW

Minneapolis - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, proudly announces that, in the first half of 2010, the company has sold 7GW of nameplate metallization firing production capacity, surpassing orders received in 2008 & 2009 combined.

Best efficiency scores for new perforated glazed air collector

A performance factor by CSA is more than a marketing advantage for a company. It is considered when calculating the level of the incentives granted by the EcoEnergy for Renewable Heat programme, which runs until March 2011.

CSP tower plant Ivanpah gets approval

BrightSource Energy, developer of the project, expects to begin with the construction this fall. For that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has to give an approval, which is expected during the next few weeks. Ivanpah will consist of a total of three independent power stations to be built consecutively. All three plants are scheduled to be finished by 2014.

Groundbreaking of Ivanpah power tower plant

<b>US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and NRG CEO David Crane at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on October 27th.</b><br><br><i>Photo: BrightSource Energy</i><br>

The plant is expected to be fully operational by mid 2013. California Governor Schwarzenegger and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined with members of the BrightSource Energy team, project partners, and local, state and federal officials to commemorate the event.

2<sup>nd</sup> SMEthermal: solar industry meets equipment suppliers

It thus closes a gap in the solar thermal technology conference calendar in Europe. Previously, there was no forum where collector and storage tank manufacturers on the one side and machine and material suppliers on the other could exchange views.

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