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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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solana

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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Gemasolar

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.

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First concentrated solar plant in South Africa nearly online

First concentrated solar plant in South Africa nearly online

Construction of Khi Solar One tower in South Africa’s Northern Cape province brings Abengoa CSP plant one step closer to completion.

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Solar warrior, Port Augusta mayor Joy Baluch dies, age 80

Solar warrior, Port Augusta mayor Joy Baluch dies, age 80

Dream to see concentrating solar power plant built in Port Augusta lives on as ‘warrior’ mayor loses battle with cancer.

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port augusta

Alinta seeks ARENA funds for study into Port Augusta solar

Alinta seeks ARENA funding for full study into Port Augusta solar options, and says it is looking at big solar opportunities in the Pilbara.

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World's biggest solar thermal plant passes first functional test

World’s biggest solar thermal plant passes first functional test

The 377-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant passes milestone ‘first flux’ test, demonstrating that it is essentially ready for operation.

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Floating solar islands to test viability of offshore CSP plants

Floating solar islands to test viability of offshore CSP plants

Three solar-powered floating labs are being built in Switzerland to demonstrate the efficacy of floating concentrated solar power plants.