Two global companies, eSolar and Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced that they have partnered to leverage their respective expertise in solar thermal energy solutions, local content-optimized component design, and manufacturing to offer industry-leading cost and value for utility-scale power plants.
HOUSTON, TEXASâ€”GE Energy announced today that it has entered into an investment and licensing agreement with California-based eSolar that enables GE (NYSE: GE) to deploy Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) technology to customers worldwide.
BURBANK, Calif. and SINGAPORE.Â eSolar, the leading provider of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal power plant technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) for design services relating to next generation heliostats and solar collector systems.
Power Tower Technology A field of sun-tracking heliostats reflects solar heat to a thermal receiver mounted atop a central power tower. The focused heat boils water within the thermal receiver and produces steam. The plant pipes the steam from each thermal receiver and aggregates it at the turbine, powering a power generator. The steam then [...]
Here is a short list of some of the worlds solar thermal energy companies and links to their websites. Abengoa Acciona Ausra BrightSource Energy/ Luz II eSolar Iberdrola Infinia Schott Sener AeronÃ¡utica SkyFuel Solar Euromed Solar Millennium SolarReserve Solel Sopogy Stirling Energy Systems Torresol Energy Wizard Power
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The condenser for the power plant block of the Andasol 3 Solar Thermal power project arrived at the building site near La Calahorra on Monday. Also the turbine for the Andasol 3 power plant has already reached the Mediterranean coast in the south of Spain. At the same time, the generator that was built in [...]
Reuters is reporting that Florida Power and light seems to have picked Solar PV technology or Solar Thermal power as their solar energy generation of choice. A the local distributed the level solar PV has advantages over some solar thermal technologies in that they do not scale down well. Yet!Â Where Concentrated Solar energy really [...]
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week announced the selections of projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power. This funding will support improvements in CSP systems, components, and thermal energy storage to accelerate [...]
eSolar, a Google and Idealab backed startup providing modular, scalable solar thermal power technology, has partnered with Clean Energy Solutions (CES) of South Africa to open eSolarSA.Â Through the agreement, CES is granted the exclusive right to represent and distribute eSolar’s concentrating solar power technology throughout a seven-country region, including the Republic of South Africa, [...]
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced recently that the company was awarded an engineering services contract by eSolar, Inc., for the design of a 46 megawatt concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. Fluor will provide design optimization to rapidly scale eSolarâ€™s 46 megawatt power plants. The undisclosed contract value was booked in the companyâ€™s third quarter of [...]
Company’s Breakthrough Technology Enables New Blueprint for Solar Thermal Deployment Lancaster, Calif. â€“ August 5, 2009 â€“ With 24,000 mirrors glimmering under the Antelope Valley summer sun, eSolar, a leading provider of modular, scalable solar thermal power technology, today unveiled its 5-megawatt (MW) Sierra SunTower solar power plant. The full-scale power plant, the only power [...]
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced recently that it has entered into an agreement with Alpine SunTower, LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc.Â for 92 megawatts (MW) of renewable, solar thermal power. The Alpine SunTower project features eSolar’s modular, scalable solar thermal technology and is scheduled for completion in 2012. The project will be [...]
Â eSolar, a producer of modular, scalable solar thermal power plants, recently announced an exclusive licensing agreement with the ACME Group, a leader in the field of energy, environmental and telecommunications infrastructure solutions in India, to build up to 1,000 MW of solar thermal power plants over the next 10 years. eSolar names ACME as [...]