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Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona is famous for Gaudí’s architecture and a world-class Picasso museum, but it should also be known for its commitment to sustainability, and solar.

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World's largest solar thermal plant starts operating

World’s largest solar thermal plant starts operating

Deep in drought-stricken California’s Mojave Desert, the 377MW Ivanpah solar thermal plant has started operating three of its generating units.

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ARENA, Alinta agree funds for Port Augusta solar thermal study

ARENA to co-fund solar thermal energy feasibility study for Port Augusta. However, the study will not be complete until 2016.

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Wind, solar, international bids dominate Sth Africa renewables round

Wind, solar, international bids dominate Sth Africa renewables round

South Africa has chosen 17 preferred bidders – most of them solar and wind – from 93 contenders in round three of its renewable energy tenders program.

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De Bortoli to launch Oz wine industry's largest solar system

De Bortoli to launch Oz wine industry’s largest solar system

De Bortoli Wines to launch its 230kW PV generator and 200kW solar thermal pre-heater – the largest of their kind installed at any Australian winery to date.

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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.

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100 pct renewables: it may be closer than we think

100 pct renewables: it may be closer than we think

The goal of having 100 per cent renewable energy is no longer a mere aspiration, it could be inevitable. The plunging technology costs of wind and solar have unleashed economic forces that could be unstoppable.

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Solar thermal developers plot their revenge on solar PV

Solar thermal developers plot their revenge on solar PV

Solar thermal technology developers sidelined by the plunge in the price of solar PV in recent years believe that the addition of cost-effective storage is their way back into the market. eSolar is adding storage to its solar tower technology as it chases the mining, industrial and oil recovery markets.

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Miners embrace solar power – as a cost saving measure

Miners embrace solar power – as a cost saving measure

Mining companies are now embracing solar PV and solar thermal technologies to reduce their dependence of diesel and other fossil fuels – and to keep a lid on soaring energy costs. The first solar thermal plant for a mining operation has been opened, and BHP has tested the waters by commissioning a 1MW project for its high-altitude Chilean copper project.