The U.S. Department of Energy is offering up to $10 million to support the development of advanced heat transfer fluids for concentrating solar power plants.
Green Prophet reports on a rather unique 35 meter high sun-ray collection tower that is part of a solar power facility in Spain coming online in early February.
Researchers from MIT and Germany say that mimicking the sunflower in laying out concentrating solar power plants will boost their efficiency.
The latest Global Solar Power Market analysis from Frost & Sullivan shows that solar is the second fastest global renewable energy market after wind power.
Engineering firm ABB has launched a new concentrating solar power plant design that it says is cheaper and easier to deploy than parabolic trough power plants.
Google pulls the plug on its power-tower focused renewable energy project, saying others are better equipped to take the solar research “to the next level.”
Concentrating solar power projects have been falling by the wayside, but Abengoa says it’s hard at work on the federally backed, 280-megawatt Mojave plant.