The two installations have created 700 jobs during the construction phase and 50 for their operation. ACCIONA Energy has put its 50 MW “Palma del RÃo I” CSP plant into service to generate clean electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 35,000 homes. It represents an investment of around 247 million euros and it is [...]
The solar thermal power plant Andasol 3 in Andalusia, southern Spain, for the first time produced solar generated steam during a test phase in which the rows of parabolic mirrors were aligned with the sun. This test is another successful step on the way to completing and commissioning the solar power plant which will generate [...]
Heraeus Thin Film Materials to Exhibit High Efficiency Sputtering Targets for Solar Applications at Intersolar North America 2011 The Heraeus Thin Film Materials Division will showcase a selection of planar and rotatable sputtering targets for the photovoltaic and solar thermal markets at Intersolar North America 2011 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center West Hall from July [...]
Termosolar Alcazar, a 50/50 joint venture between SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects and Preneal, a Spanish developer of renewable energy projects, today announced the Spanish government’s award of tender for the venture’s 50 megawatt (MW) solar thermal plant to be built in Alcazar de San Juan. The Termosolar Alcazar Power Project [...]
Want toÂ invest inÂ a couple of slightly used solar thermal power plants in Spain? It is sure to be a better bet than Nuclear plants in Japan. ( or anywhere else for that matter). The Wallstreet Journal is reporting that Spanish construction company Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (ACS.MC) is trying to unload its renewable [...]
Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, reported today that its first quarter 2011 revenues rose by 43% with respect to the first quarter of 2010, to 1,656 million euros, while EBITDA increased by 30%, reaching 254 million euros.
Idener: Talking controls for the maturing CSP industry As the attention of the CSP industry turns towards understanding how to optimise the output of new and existing plants, system controls have become a vital cog in the process. Idener, a spin-off from the University of Sevilleâ€™s technological base, are developing these controls, and have just [...]
Solar Millennium AG took over the project company of the planned 50 MW solar thermal parabolic trough power plant Arenales from Fotowatio Renewable Ventures together with OHL Industrial, a division of the Spanish construction group ObrascÃ³n Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL). Both companies each acquired 50 percent of the shares. With this transaction the Solar Millennium [...]
Mitsui WebsiteFCC and Japanese company Mitsui, partners in the GÃºzman solar thermal power plant project, have closed funding for the project with a 226 million euro loan. Japanese bank Mizuho and Spain’s BBVA have granted project finance (i.e. non-recourse) for the plant, which will cost 272 million euro.
Recently the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fÃ¼r Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and Spanish utility company Endesa inaugurated a direct solar steam generation and energy storage pilot plant at Carboneras, located in southern Spain.
Villanueva de la Serena/Madrid. At a festive celebration, MarÃa Dolores Aguilar, Vice President of the Junta de Extremadura (local government), JosÃ© Luis Navarro Ribera, Minister of Industry, Energy and Environment of the Junta de Extremadura and Miguel Ãngel Gallardo Miranda, the mayor of the city of Villanueva de la Serena today laid the foundation stone [...]
ACCIONA already has four plants in operation and two under construction in this technology, totaling 314 MW and an investment of around 1.4 billion euros At a ceremony attended by the President of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Guillermo FernÃ¡ndez Vara, ACCIONA today opened its CSP plant at Majadas de TiÃ©tar (CÃ¡ceres), in which it [...]
Recently, the Prime Minister of Spain JosÃ© Luis RodrÃguez Zapatero visited Masdar City to experience firsthand the visible progress of the sustainable, cutting-edge urban development and to reaffirm the growing cooperation between the two nations in the development and deployment of renewable energy.