Solar storm as desert plan to power Europe falters 19 November 2012Last updated at 03:34 GMT By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service Desertec had ambitious plans to deliver electricity from renewable sources to Europe via undersea cables An ambitious plan to provide 15% of Europe's power needs from solar plants in North Africa has run into trouble. The Desertec initiative hoped to deliver electricity from a network of renewable energy sources to Europe via cables under the sea.
How to Use Solar Energy at Night SUNSHINE STORAGE IN A SALT: The molten salts stored in the two tanks pictured here amidst the rows of troughs at the Andasol 1 power plant in Spain will allow solar energy to produce electricity even at night.Image: COURTESY OF SOLAR MILLENNIUM Near Granada, Spain, more than 28,000 metric tons of salt is now coursing through pipes at the Andasol 1 power plant.
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Photovoltaics Photovoltaic SUDI shade is an autonomous and mobile station in France that provides energy for electric vehicles using solar energy.
Insolation US annual average solar energy received by a latitude tilt photovoltaic cell (modeled)
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Are Solar Thermal Power Plants Doomed? Solar thermal power plants--which produce power from the heat of the sun--remain one of our favorite renewable energy technologies, but it might be in serious trouble. And this time the culprit is not cheap natural gas, the Koch Brothers, or the desert tortoise advocates. This time, the adversary is the other half of the solar family.
Solar based large scale power plants: what is the best option? - Bensebaa - 2010 - Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
The Market for Concentrated Solar Power is Hot and Getting Hotter BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite competitive photovoltaic prices and lingering environmental and financing concerns, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are poised for gigawatt-scale adoption in 2011; and future growth will remain healthy as the generation stack increasingly incorporates CSP plants in excess of 100 MW. However, in order to land their share of this emerging market, utilities and developers alike will need a clear grasp of the economic and performance factors driving adoption of CSP’s four main technology contenders, according to a new report from Lux Research. “Solar Thermal Update: The Renaissance of Concentrating Solar Power”
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The Rise of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
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Concentrated solar power Concentrated solar power (also called concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP) systems use mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight, or solar thermal energy, onto a small area. Electrical power is produced when the concentrated light is converted to heat, which drives a heat engine (usually a steam turbine) connected to an electrical power generator or powers a thermochemical reaction (experimental as of 2013). CSP is being widely commercialized and the CSP market has seen about 740 MW of generating capacity added between 2007 and the end of 2010. More than half of this (about 478 MW) was installed during 2010, bringing the global total to 1095 MW.
Algeria plans to invest in silicon Silicon nanorods Youssef Yousfi, the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, has announced that the state-owned electricity and gas company Sonelgaz is preparing to invest €250 million in silicon exploration.
A brief history of the origin of Sahar@Green vision (1928) - DESERTEC A brief History of the origin of Modern Optics, Solar Technology, and Sahar@Green vision : two Genius (Abu Ali Hasan Ibn Al-Haitham 965-1040, and Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah 1895-1935)
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Après une polémique qui a duré plusieurs mois sur l’adhésion ou non de l’Algérie au projet Desertec, une visite du président de la République,Abdelaziz Bouteflika, en Allemagne a donné lieu à des contacts entre les promoteurs de Desertec et des responsables algériens qui faisaient partie de la délégation officielle, notamment le ministre de l’Energie et des Mines, Youcef Yousfi. L'Algérie et DESERTEC - DESERTEC
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