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Morocco opens first solar thermal plant as it shoots for 52% renewables

Morocco opens first solar thermal plant as it shoots for 52% renewables

Morocco will open its first solar thermal plant in the next few days, the first of 2,000MW of solar capacity to be built in next 5 years as the country aims to replace more than half of its fossil fuel imports with renewable energy by 2030.

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Renewables clean up at Chile energy auction, including 24-hour solar

Renewables clean up at Chile energy auction, including 24-hour solar

Chile energy auction sees wind and solar sweep aside fossil fuel alternatives, including a $97/MWh bid for “overnight” solar, meaning storage included.

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Frustrated with slow solar thermal progress? Print your own 3D solar plant

Frustrated with slow solar thermal progress? Print your own 3D solar plant

Australian research group releases 3D printable model of 25MW concentrating solar thermal power plant in bid to spread the word on CST’s huge potential.

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Construction begins on huge solar tower plant for Port Augusta farm

Construction begins on huge solar tower plant for Port Augusta farm

Construction begins on CSP tower plant for Sundrop Farms – a world first use of large-scale CSP for heat, water and power to grow tomatoes in the SA desert.

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Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

In the quest for competitive concentrated solar power, storage is a must.

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1GW solar plant - the world's largest - planned for Omani oil field

1GW solar plant – the world’s largest – planned for Omani oil field

It’s a gigawatt of concentrated solar power for enhanced oil production.

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The US installed 6.2GW of solar in 2014, up 30% over 2013

The US installed 6.2GW of solar in 2014, up 30% over 2013

GTM Research and SEIA announce the latest findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight report.

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Will the BrightSource-Abengoa tower be last CSP project in US?

Will the BrightSource-Abengoa tower be last CSP project in US?

Can concentrated solar thermal (with or without storage) ever compete with photovoltaics in terms of electrical generation?

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World’s largest solar thermal plant with storage comes on-line

The biggest parabolic trough array with molten salt storage has opened for business in Arizona – one of 3 key projects marking the renaissance of solar thermal energy.

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Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output

The Gemasolar power plant with molten salt storage marks 2nd anniversary with a record-breaking 36 consecutive days of 24/7 output from solar.

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World's biggest solar thermal power plant fires up for first time

World’s biggest solar thermal power plant fires up for first time

The 377MW Ivanpah solar power tower plant has exported electricity to the local grid for the first time as it prepares for its grand opening.