IBM and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

IBM and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) are to collaborate on a research initiative to create a solar-powered water desalination plant. A new, energy efficient 30 000 cubic metres per day desalination plant will be built in Al Khafji and powered with ultra-high concentrator photovoltaic (UHCPV) technology that is being […]

California Approves Space-Based Solar Plant

The Green, Inc. blog of the New York Times reported on Thursday that California regulators approved a utility contract for the first space-based solar power plant in the U.S. The 200-megawatt orbiting solar farm would convert solar energy collected in space into radio frequency waves, which would be beamed to a ground station near Fresno, […]

B&W’s Solar Receiver Performs Well in Early Operations

An innovative solar receiver designed and manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has performed well during initial operations at eSolar’s Sierra SunTower commercial plant in southern California. B&W PGG is an operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Since startup, eSolar has been evaluating the performance of the tower-mounted […]

GE’s new solar inverter is suited for use in the multi-megawatt solar projects that are becoming an increasing percentage of new installations

Technology used in GE’s (NYSE:GE) wind turbines, known for proven performance and reliability, is now bringing similar benefits to large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Building on a platform of power electronics, monitoring and controls that enhance wind energy grid integration, GE has developed a 600 kW solar inverter, which includes grid-friendly features to deliver performance […]

Siemens has announced at the CSP Summit in Seville the release of a new solar receiver, the UVAC 2010

Siemens has announced at the CSP Summit in Seville the release of a new solar receiver, the UVAC 2010 (Universal Vacuum Air Collector), which further increases thermal heat production. The new UVAC 2010 is the next generation of the best-selling UVAC receiver, which is the key component for the solar fields of parabolic-trough power plants. […]

Delivery of Full-Scale Receiver to eSolar’s Sierra SunTower Power Plant Marks New Era for B&W

B&W Enters New Solar Receiver Market: Delivery of Full-Scale Receiver to eSolar’s Sierra SunTower Power Plant Marks New Era for B&W Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), a major operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), has designed, developed and manufactured a tower-mounted steam generation receiver for eSolar’s 5 MW […]