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How Concentrating Solar Power Is Gearing Up For The Age Of Nickel (CleanTechnica Interview)

June 11th, 2018 | by Tina Casey

As if concentrating solar power isn't complicated enough already, now they have to go and add more bells and whistles? Glad you asked! CleanTechnica has been contacting some of the funded projects to get the insider perspective on the Energy Department's high temperature strategy. In this installment, researchers John Shingledecker and Cara Libby
 of EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute graciously took some time for a phone interview


Solar Technologies Of Days Gone By — Solar Thermal Trains, Solar-Powered Ice Cream Makers, & Solar Steam Engines

April 22nd, 2018 | by James Ayre

Solar energy has been exploited in direct capacities, for various purposes, well before solar photovoltaic cell and module technology became the most prominent example of "solar energy technology." Solar stills, solar cookers, sunlight concentrators, solar furnaces, solar fire starters, et cetera, have a long history of use and/or suggestion of use. For instance, there's fairly good evidence (though disputed by some academics) that solar fire-starters have been in use in Central Asia for a fair many thousands of years


Political Shenanigans Got You Down? These 5 Global Trends Are Positively Changing The World Right Now

April 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business buddies. But there is also good quality news out there if you let independent journalists communicate what they know best, fields they master for the purpose of bringing more light to important matters


No Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough Needed For Renewable Energy To Flourish

March 4th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems. This interest is very reasonable and the news is exciting because these systems can fill in wind power and solar power electricity production gaps. In many places, they could replace gas-powered peaker plants


Renewable Energy Grid Parity Confusion, Old Data, & Media Errors

January 15th, 2018 | by George Harvey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been much in the news since it released its report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017. Article after article has told us that it said we could see the costs of renewable energy drop to meet those of fossil fuels by


What Changed In The Solar Market In November?

December 17th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

What was new in the world of solar energy in November? That is, what significant changes occurred in the industry? For the second month in a row, summarizing a list of those changes is the humble goal I'm trying to accomplish


All CSP Prices Now 7 Cents Or Under In MENA, Says ACWA Power

November 21st, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer

In September, ACWA Power contracted with DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) to build the world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at 700 MW with 15 hours of storage, at 7.3 cents per kWh, one of a cascading series in 2017 of bombshell record-low CSP prices in 2017.



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