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  • 2008-04-02

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it has entered into a series of contracts with BrightSource Energy, Inc. for solar thermal power projects. The first three contracts are for a total of 500 megawatts (MW) of power to be supplied from three projects.

  • 2008-04-01

    Greentech Media and The Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development have announced the availability of Concentrating Solar Power - Technology, Cost, and Markets, the industry’s most comprehensive research report to date on the burgeoning CSP market. Over the past six months alone, over $30 Billion in investment has been proposed for plants to be constructed in the next several years. The report finds that this number could grow as large as $200 Billion for installations through 2020.

  • 2008-03-21

    DLR surveys the options for a combined solar/natural gas power station

    A vision which promises much for the future: Electricity and temperature control from solar power and natural gas. Scientists at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are now taking control of the development of a hybrid solar-powered gas turbine system with combined heat and power for Abu Dhabi.

  • 2008-03-20

    The development of a new generation of large-scale, low-cost solar thermal power plants is the focus of a joint research agreement signed between Algeria and Germany.

  • 2008-03-13

    Spanish engineering group Sener Grupo De Ingenieria S.A. and Masdar have announced joint venture Torresol Energy. The new company will design, build and operate concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the world’s Sunbelt regions. One of Torresol Energy’s primary objectives is to widen the adoption of CSP and bring it closer to grid parity.

    Source: Solar Energy News

  • 2008-03-06

    Study: New scientific findings from Ausra show solar can affordably power our cars, homes, factories and economy

  • 2008-03-04

    Executives from SCHOTT AG, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and local dignitaries have ceremonially broken ground on the company’s new manufacturing facility. The site, located in the Mesa del Sol region of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will produce both photovoltaic (PV) modules and receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants (CSP). Production is expected to begin as early as spring 2009.

    Initially, the company will construct a 200,000 square-foot facility, which will employ 350 people. SCHOTT Solar will invest approximately $100 million to start production in New Mexico.

  • 2008-02-22

    Abengoa Solar has signed a contract with Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), to build, own and operate what would be on of the largest solar power plants in the world if operating today. The plant, scheduled to go into operation by 2011, will be located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix.

    It will sell the electricity produced to APS over the next 30 years for a total revenue of around $4 billion, bringing over $1 billion in economic benefits to the state of Arizona. The solar plant has been named Solana, meaning “a sunny place” in Spanish.

  • 2008-02-12

    DLR surveys the options for a combined solar/natural gas power station

  • 2008-01-17

    MAN sets up Solar Millennium regional headquarters in Dubai as part of Middle East expansion initiative.