The World Bank explores the potential of solar thermal concentration in the Middle East and North Africa


More than 100 senior energy officials from seven countries in the MENA region – Middle East and North Africa – have met in Ouarzazate, Morocco, for the first meeting of the Solar Thermal Concentration Energy Knowledge and Innovation Program (CSP) in the Middle East (MENA CSP KIP), a World Bank initiative to promote this form […]

Ivanpah, one of the world’s largest solar thermal plants


NRG together with Google, BrightSource Energy and other investors, has built one of the largest solar thermal power projects in the world, the Ivanpah power plant. However, when it started operating in 2014, mechanical problems prevented it from fulfilling its contractual obligations. A stumbling block that seems to be already solved.


Solar thermal power covered 4% in Spain in summer


According to the latest data by Protermosolar, solar thermal power in Spain generated about 4% of the electricity in our country during the summer months. Specifically, in June, the production of solar thermal power supplied 4.4% of the energy consumed.

How to store solar thermal energy in molten silicon


A team of researchers at the Solar Energy Institute (IES-UPM) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is developing a new system that allows storing energy in molten silicon, the most abundant element in the earth’s crust. The finding paves the way for a new generation of low cost solar thermal power plants.


The solar thermal plant Bokpoort, African record of continuous supply


A milestone for the renewable industry. The Bokpoort solar thermal plant in South Africa, built by the engineering and technology group SENER, ACCIONA and TSK provides 161 hours, almost six days of continuous electricity at full capacity, a record in Africa.

SENER and ACCIONA start the construction of the Kathu solar thermal complex for € 500 M


Located in the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa, this solar thermal project is part of the national energy plan IRP 2010 (Integrated Resource Program), which envisages an increase in the generation capacity of the country to reach 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% would be renewable.