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SolarReserve Aquires Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Concentrating Solar Power Business

SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, has acquired Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) business. The acquisition includes intellectual property (IP) rights and patents related to molten salt technology for concentrating solar-thermal power and electricity storage applications, as well as heliostat designs and collector field control systems. “The technology

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Welcome To SPI — Here’s What You Need To Know

By Frank Andorka, Senior Editor For those of you attending Solar Power International (SPI), the team at Solar Energy Trade Shows (the company handling the show’s logistics, or SETS) compiled a list of what you need to know before arriving in Las Vegas: Before you travel to the show, schedule meetings with your current clients

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Which Generating Technology Has The Greatest Advantage?

In a perfect world, all solar generating technology would work together to form an alliance to challenge conventional energy as well as competing renewable technologies for the hearts, minds and lungs of energy consumers everywhere. In an even more perfect world all renewable technologies would work together to displace conventional sources of energy, including nuclear

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Which Solar Generating Technology Has The Greatest Advantage In The U.S. Market?

All solar technologies have advantages and disadvantages, and all have to contend with being a variable resource. By Paula Mints, SPV Market Research In a perfect world, all solar technologies would work together to form an alliance to challenge conventional energy as well as competing renewable technologies for the hearts, minds and lungs of energy

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2014 Trends: Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) was the hot technology in the United States five or six years ago, before silicon prices plummeted and made rooftop installations more affordable. As prices for silicon and thin-film panels continue to fall, is there are place for CSP in the U.S. solar mix? By Frank Andorka, Editorial Director Marco Geraghty, research

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Department Of Energy: 2014 Year Of CSP

The Department of Energy (DoE) recently announced that $10 million will be distributed in Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Washington and California for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. Concentrated solar power technologies use mirrors to focus and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver from which a heat transfer

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NRG Energy Joins CSP Today USA 2014 As A Key Sponsor

NRG Energy will be the exclusive lanyard sponsor at CSP Today USA 2014.  NRG Energy, which partly owns and operates the 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, will be giving a presentation at CSP Today USA 2014 about running the world’s largest CSP plant. BrightSource Energy, another CSP developer and co-owner of Ivanpah, will discuss the

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Exosun and Soitec Combine Expertise, Launch New Concentrator PV System

Exosun, French expert in the design, development and supply of solar trackers for ground-mounted utility-scale solar power plants, and Soitec, a leader in the supply of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules, have joined forces to offer a new CPV system. Comprising an Exosun tracker holding 18 to 24 Soitec CPV modules, this CX S540 model delivers output

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SunPower Corp. Sells More Than 70 MW In Cell Packages For Two Projects

  SunPower Corp., a solar technology and energy services provider, sold more than 70 MW of cell packages to the Huaxia Concentrated Photovoltaic Power Co. joint-venture (JV) in Inner Mongolia, China. These packages will be used for the first phase of two SunPower C7 Tracker projects, which includes a 20-MW project in Saihan and a 100-MW

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UPDATED: Report Lists Top Export Markets For U.S. Renwable Energy Products

UPDATED (9:43 am, March 13): The report now includes the solar-specific section of the report between the fourth and fifth paragraphs. According to a newly released report from the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), Canada, China, Brazil, Chile and Mexico will be the top five markets for U.S. renewable energy exports during the