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Category Archives: CSP
An innovative CSP storage demonstration project is being pursued by Sandia National Laboratories and Areva at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The CSP storage pilot project, partly funded by the DOE, uses the French industrialist’s Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) technology married to a molten salt test loop to reduce the cost of concentrating solar power projects.
CSP in Saudi Arabia made progress today with the new commissioning announcement by Solar Systems of Australia, a Silex company. A 1MW demonstration project began production at the Nofa Equestrian Resort, a recreational facility owned by His Highness, Prince Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer. As shown in the project image, the plant uses Solar System’s “dense array” dish concentrator solar technology. There are 26 dishes in total and project economics were justified by displacing on-site diesel generation for the remote facility.