November 20th, 2017 | by Susan Kraemer
Claiming budget cuts, Spain's ruling conservative party has once again kneecapped solar, this time, it is advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies research at the world famous solar research lab Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in the Tabernas region of Spain, part of the Center for Energy, Environment and Technological Research (CIEMAT)
November 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Sandia Labs have invented a new 3D printing technique to make more efficient solar absorbers for small scale CSP facilities. The work is supported by the US and Indian governments.
November 5th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been in the news — again — for making laughable comments about fossil fuels and climate change — and sexual violence, to boot. Yes, perhaps he really is just that dumb. However, while everyone is pointing and laughing at Secretary Perry, his agency just pushed out a new article that maps the way for solar power to push coal and nuclear energy out of the picture
November 4th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
The team over at Climate Launchpad brought Andrea and me over to Cyprus for the epic Climate Launchpad Grand Final this year and we were blown away by the stretching solutions posed by the 105 startups in attendance
October 17th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
It's very easy to slam oil & gas giants for their role in global emissions and their hesitance to give up luxurious lifestyles and steady revenue streams — not to mention conspiratorial tricks and scams when those are at play, which they sometimes are. But there are also a couple of things to consider
September 29th, 2017 | by Jeremy Bloom
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claims he's not a fossil fuel puppet. “People ask me, ‘am I a fossil fuel guy?’ " he says. “I'm like, ‘no, I'm all the above.’ " But when it comes to solar energy -- a critical component of 'all of the above' -- and the best use of public lands, his logic is... for the birds.
September 26th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
The US Energy Dept. is still hoping to prove that concentrating solar power works wonders, this time for low cost, sustainable water desalination
September 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The Gulf emirate of Dubai announced on Saturday the contract for the mammoth Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a 700 MW solar CSP extension awarded to a consortium made up of Chinese-based Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power.
September 19th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Dubai will soon be home to the world's largest concentrated solar power facility. The 700 megawatt facility will cost more than $4 billion to construct. The cost of energy from the plant is set at 7.3 cents per kilowatt-hour.
August 28th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Almost every nuclear power plant in the US is losing money. New nuclear facilities will never be profitable says BNEF. Green Tech Media says solar in the US will equal nuclear in installed capacity by the end of this year.
August 24th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Pittsburgh has committed to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions and energy and water usage by the year 2030, leading North American cities in this regard. It has made significant headway toward these goals, largely by applying lots of cleantech, according to the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s newly released 2016 Progress Report
August 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Solar and wind power are slashing the cost of electricity in Australia and driving coal and natural gas out of business. That's a good thing for the country and an even better thing for the planet.
August 18th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
The South Australia government has contracted the US company SolarReserve to deliver all its power needs, which will be supplied by a 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage facility to be built in the former coal town of Port Augusta.
August 18th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath As the South Australian government basks in the glow of procuring a second [&hellip
August 11th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
The dream of shipping endless watts of solar power from the Sahara Desert to Europe is still alive thanks to Tunisia and Nur Energie
July 22nd, 2017 | by Karl Burkart
Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses
June 22nd, 2017 | by Tina Casey
Concentrating solar power could snatch the huge food processing market away from the fossil fuel industry, if a new CSP demo plant proves successful
April 13th, 2017 | by Saurabh
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will allocate a 200-megawatt concentrated solar power project in June of this year.
February 22nd, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
The US-based developers of the world’s leading solar tower and storage technologies has expressed surprise that Australia’s federal government is pursuing “new coal” plants, saying that solar towers with storage beats coal on just about all fronts
January 30th, 2017 | by Saurabh
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) announced a fresh tender for the iconic Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park just days after Dubai announced long-term renewable energy targets
January 30th, 2017 | by Saurabh
Israel will soon have the world’s tallest solar power tower, giving a massive boost to the country’s renewable energy efforts.
January 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Ashalim project, deep in the Negev desert, is made up of three plots, with a fourth planned in the future. Each uses a different solar technology. One project is a concentrated solar installation with a tower 250 meters tall.
January 10th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
The innovative solar company Giant Leap Solar is collaborating with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on solar tech 10x cheaper than fossil fuel