Solar Thermal

Solar support for gas-fired power station

The gas-fired power station uses two gas turbines with a capacity of 150 MW each and a steam turbine with a capacity of 170 MW. The electrical efficiency of such combined cycle power plants reaches particularly high levels. The gas turbine is operated at high temperatures with the flue gas from gas combustion.

PAW opens three branch offices

“The US solar thermal market has a great potential. But the only way to open up this market is to be on site at any time”, comments the Manager for USA Lars Bergmann. With a subsidiary in France, which was already founded in 2008, PAW now has four branch offices outside Germany.

BrightSource Energy raises additional US$ 150 million

<b>BrightSource develops tower based CSP power plants.</b><br><br><i>Photo: BrightSource </i><br>

New investors including Alstom (US$ 55 million) and the California State Teachers Retirement Systems joined existing investors like VantagePoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

South African solar water heating body shifts gear

This at a time of heightened activity within the South African solar water heating industry with the announcement earlier this year of increased rebates from Eskom for installation of approved solar water heating systems (see S&WE 2/2010, p. 8).

Ezinc solar car is very assertive in Formula-G races

Formula-G races has been organising since 1995 by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) in Turkey. The main aim is future's clean energy "solar" is used to power for racing cars.

LN Solar leads solar industry into medium and high temperature applications

On 21st July, the medium temperature solar collector tubes, developed by LN Solar Co., Ltd and Tsinghua university, has been passed the identification held by identification committee, which composed of three Chinese Academy of Engineerings and .foremost experts in the field of solar energy industry.

Sopogy awarded funding for innovative solar thermal air conditioning project

Honolulu - Sopogy, Inc., a leading micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSPTM) technology developer, today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV) to integrate an innovative double-effect solar thermal air conditioning system at the Maui Ocean Center.