All eyes are on leading project developers as the global CSP community meets in Pretoria on 4-5 February.
Last week the CSP Today Global Tracker revealed that between now and early 2014 the total generation capacity of concentrated solar power in the United States will increase by more than 120%.
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the sale of power from SolarReserve 's 150-megawatt Rice Solar Energy Project to Pacific Gas & Electric via a 25-year power purchase agreement. This project will be the first large-scale solar project in the state to include energy storage capabilities , SolarReserve reported. * The Rice Solar Energy Project, located in eastern Riverside County and bearing a $750 million price tag, is expected to generate more than 5,300 direct, indirect and induced jobs during its 24-month construction period, the Santa Monica-based company stated. * SolarReserve's energy storage capability comes from the use of thousands of mirrors that focus sunlight onto a central tower containing molten salt, Bloomberg reported, which is funneled through a steam generator to produce electricity. The salt retains heat and can produce power at night. * "Eight to 10 hours of fully dispatchable storage is quite impressive and offers significant benefits to the system that we don't yet know how to quantify fully, but there's definitely value there," said CPUC Commissioner Mike Florio. * According to SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith , the CPUC was clear that the storage ability was a key factor in approving the Rice contract. "This capability will be crucial as California progresses towards its 33 percent renewable target," said Smith.
MCS-certified product now offered through Ecolution Renewables
The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is at DistribuTECH, the utility industry's leading smart grid event, today. The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator estimated that starting in 2012 $1.95 billion over five years is needed to enable the connection of distributed generation in Ontario.
PNE WIND UK was appointed as a preferred development partner
Non-Profit Development Organization Hires Dave Karpinski as VP of Operations
Introduced primarily to meet demand in the utilities sector, the innovative new AC high voltage capacitor range has been designed to operate continuously on 24kV medium voltage transmission lines, which can be adapted to carry high frequency communication signals.
CET Technology on board as German installation partner
New report outlines key considerations and best practices for smart grid consumer engagement
GSE Systems Introduces 3Di-TouchWall, Affordable Alternative to CAVE Simulation for Immersive 3D Training
"The application of true-to-life virtual environments connected to our high fidelity models is a strategic initiative of our company,"
Schneider Electric presents on the long term reliability and availability of solar inverter at RAMS® 2013
"Reliability, the key to a Better Bottom Line"
5 acre ground mount system provides electricity to high-usage consumer; PPA guarantees electricity rate for 25 years
Presenting a complete range of services in the field of offshore and onshore wind power, TÜV SÜD and PMSS will attend the EWEA Annual Event in Vienna. At their first joint appearance at the EWEA, Stand H 50, Hall A, TÜV SÜD and PMSS will showcase the strength of their combined service portfolio.
• The material was provided through ENER, PROINSO's official dealer in northern Brazil. • The modules and inverters were installed in the first self-consumption net metering facilities in the northeast, in Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará and one of the major cities in the region.
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