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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Solar CSP. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Large floating solar project by next year

Two floating solar projects with the capacity of 10 MW each are coming up in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to harness unutilised water bodies. "Two 10 MW floating solar projects, which will be the largest so far in the country, will come up in Andra Pradesh and Kerala. We are carrying out the design," leading… read more →

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Reliance Power Announces 6,000 MW Solar Park in Rajasthan

Reliance Power has signed a n MoU with Rajasthan government to develop a 6,000 MW solar park in the state over the next 10 years. The CSP plant is expected to generate about 250 million kilowatt hours of clean and green energy annually, equivalent to consumption of 2,30,000 households. read more →

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MGPL Commissions 50 MW Solar CSP in AP

MEIL Green Power Limited (MGPL), a unit of Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited (MEIL), has commissioned a 50 MW concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant on 13 November, 2014 at Nagalapuram village in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The power plant is spread over an area… read more →

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Reliance Power Commissions 100 MW Solar CSP project in Rajasthan

Reliance Power started operations at its 100-megawatt solar energy plant - claimed to be the world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project - built at a cost of Rs 2,100 crore in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. The project "has been successfully synchronised with the grid and power generation… read more →

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World Record for Concentrator Photovoltaics

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg Germany) has been successfully developing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology for many years. In this technology Fresnel lenses are used to bundle sunlight and focus it onto miniature, highly efficient solar cells. The “FLATCON”… read more →

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Alstom obtains in Israel, the financing for its first solar power plant

Megalim Solar Power Ltd (Megalim) - a special purpose company formed by Alstom (25.05%), BrightSource (25.05%), and NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (49,9%) - obtained the financing of the European Investment Bank and the Bank Hapoalim for the construction and operation of the Ashalim Thermal… read more →

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Concentrating solar power: Study shows greater potential

Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a substantial amount of current energy demand, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the Mediterranean region, for example, the study shows that a connected CSP system could provide 70-80% of current electricity demand,… read more →

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University of Pune gets Rs 3-crore aid to set up solar lab

The University of Pune's School of Energy Studies has got a central grant of Rs 3 crore to set up a new research, development and testing laboratory for concentrated solar energy. The lab, once operational, will be among two labs of its kind in the country. The Solar Energy Centre in Gurgaon, Haryana,… read more →

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Up to 6-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report,… read more →

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India in world's top five nations in CSP technology capacity

India is among the world's top five nations in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology capacity rankings topped by the US, according to a new report. India is placed fourth, ahead of China, in the rankings recently released in a report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21 Century (Ren21),… read more →

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