Tag Archives: Solar thermal energy

TNERC deals a hard blow to Solar PV suggesting just Rs. 5.78 per KWhr with NO escalation

Comprehensive Tariff Order on Solar Power” (Comments/Suggestions are invited on or before 31.08.2013)  With more solar power developers line up to set up their projects in the state, Tamil Nadu Elec­tricity Regulatory Com­mission (TNERC) issued a consultative paper on comprehensive … Continue reading

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The Economic and Reliability Benefits of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage: Recent Studies and Research Needs

Foreword As the penetration of wind and solar generation becomes a significant portion of grid power, utilities and government policy makers have begun to sponsor analyses to compare alternative renewable resource portfolios. This has resulted in calculations of net system costs … Continue reading

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Godawari CSP comes online but with no storage, undermining its true purpose

Parabolic troughs harness energy from the sun at the Godawari solar-thermal power plant, near Nokh, Rajasthan, India. Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg   Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd. (GODPI) started Asia’s biggest solar-thermal plant as India limps toward clean-energy targets with prices … Continue reading

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India May Defer Fines on $1 Billion Solar Thermal Plants

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is seeking to defer penalties on about $1 billion of solar-thermal power projects that are delayed by a lack of water, financing difficulties and equipment shortages. Seven projects totaling 470 megawatts in capacity … Continue reading

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