US awards $10m for concentrating solar energy storage

Six new research and development projects that will help advance concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies have been given $10 million (£5.9m) in total by the US Government. CSP technologies use mirrors to focus and concentrate sunlight onto a single point where it is used to heat up a liquid, produce steam and turn turbines to […]

IEA sets solar power target

The International Energy Agency has predicted that up to 25% of global electricity could be generated by solar power by 2050. IEA executive director Nobuo Tanaka said that solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) offer “considerable prospects for enhancing energy security while reducing energy-related CO2 emissions by almost six billion tonnes per year […]