CSP

Siemens to provide long-term service to first hybrid solar power plant in Algeria

Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to provide long-term maintenance services at Algeria’s first solar-combined cycle hybrid power plant. The order was placed by Abengoa for its 150 megawatt (MW) solar hybrid plant operating at the Hassi R’Mel natural gas field in northern Algeria.

Test facility for direct steam generation

Photo: DLR

The German Centre for Aerospace in southern Spain has commenced operation of a new test system for direct generation of steam for use in solar thermal power plants. The direct generation of steam from water will help to reduce the cost of solar thermal electricity.

Siemens to provide long-term service to first hybrid solar power plant in Algeria

Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to provide long-term maintenance services at Algeria’s first solar-combined cycle hybrid power plant. The order was placed by Abengoa for its 150 megawatt (MW) solar hybrid plant operating at the Hassi R’Mel natural gas field in northern Algeria.

toughTrough joins German CSP

The Bremen-based solar company toughTrough GmbH has joined the trade association "German CSP", which works for the promotion of German technology in the global market for solar thermal power plants.

AREVA and Technip to work on solar thermal (CSP) applications for oil and gas industry

AREVA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Technip, a leader in project management, to work on integrated Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) solutions for oil and gas industry.

BHEL launches indigenous solar steam turbine

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), a regular supplier of steam turbines for varied industrial applications from Hyderabad, has announced the launch of its solar power driven steam turbine for use in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generation.

Lightweight mirror

Parabolic trough and heliostat: The first prototypes of the heliostat and parabolic trough (Photos: toughTrough GmbH)

ToughTrough GmbH from Germany has developed a lightweight solar mirror for collector arrays, which the company says will reduce the cost of solar thermal power stations by 25%. The ToughTrough system is a self-supporting lightweight shell construction that is suitable for heliostats and for dish, Fresnel and parabolic trough collectors.

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