Posts tagged: Concentrated solar power

Google Makes Big Clean Energy Purchase to Power Data Centers

Mountain View says its purchase of 842 megawatts is the largest ever by a non-utility company. By: Billy Steele Powering #Google‘s online empire takes a lot of energy, and the company wants to use all clean sources to run its data centers by 2025. The company announced the next step towards that milestone today with […]

New Material Combines Photons for Big Solar Energy Gains

By Graham Templeton An innovative new approach to solar energy from University of California Riverside could dramatically increase the amount of light available to contemporary solar panel designs. Rather than widening the absorption spectrum of the solar panels themselves, this new study looked at taking currently inaccessible infra-red light and turning it into visible light. They hope that by […]

Could this be the world’s most efficient solar electricity system?

Using military technology and a zero-emission engine invented by a 19th-century Scot, Swedish firm seeks to revolutionise solar energy production By: Jeffrey Barbee A new solar electricity generation system that developers claim is the most efficient in the world, is being tested in South Africa’s Kalahari desert. The Swedish company behind the project – which […]

Ontario Signs Up 99 MW of New Solar Power Projects

By Zachary The Ontario Power Authority has just extended its solar feed-in tariff program and selected another 99 MW of solar power projects to receive payments from it. This comes from 330 new contracts. In case you’re not familiar with feed-in tariffs, they are when renewable energy power producers are guaranteed a specific rate for […]

Tiny Solar Thermal Power Plant Solves Gigantic Salt Problem

Tiny Solar Thermal Power Plant Solves Gigantic Salt Problem (via Clean Technica) We’ve been getting all excited about Ivanpah and Crescent Dunes, two new gigantic concentrating solar thermal projects in California and Nevada. Now let’s turn our attention to a third solar thermal plant at the Panoche Water and Drainage District… Tweet