‘First concentrated solar thermal plant’ in Latin America reaches molten salt milestone

The salts from the Chilean desert have the capacity to conserve up to 17.5 extra hours of energy captured throughout the day

Toshiba and Abengoa to build giant UK biomass plant

Japanese firm Toshiba and a Spanish energy company have been awarded contracts to build what is claimed will be the largest biomass facility in the UK. The technology giant and Abengoa will build the €600 million (£426m) combined heat and power (CHP) plant located in the Port of Teesside, Middlesbrough. The project is expected to have a capacity of 299MW […]

Israel to get 110MW solar plant

A solar plant with a total capacity of 110MW will be built in Israel. Spanish company Abengoa and Israeli company Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy have announced they received funding worth $1 billion (£0.69bn). The cash to build the Ashalim plant comes from the European Investment Bank (EIB), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and local private […]

South America’s first solar thermal plant online

A solar thermal plant believed to be the first in South America has now officially gone online. Spanish firm Abengoa designed and built the 10MW plant for Minera El Tesoro to supply clean thermal energy. Located in the Antofagasta region in Chile, the plant consists of 1,280 solar thermal collector modules (pictured) and has been […]

EU bank gives South Africa €50m for first solar tower

An EU bank is giving a €50 million (£39.9 million) fund to South Africa for its first solar tower initiative. The 50MW Khi Solar One project will consist of a 200m high tower and more than 4,500 heliostats, which are large moving mirrors, to reflect light onto the tower. The plant will use concentrated solar […]

E.ON opens super Spanish solar project

A massive solar thermal plant, which uses thousands of mirrors to concentrate sunlight, has opened in Spain. The Helioenergy 1 plant, near Seville, uses 121,000 mirrors to concentrate sunlight and generate steam at a temperature of 400 degrees to drive turbines. Built and operated by E.ON and Abengoa, a Spanish company, the plant is spread […]