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First solar thermal tower plant in Latin America completes lifting and installation of its solar receiver at 220 meters high

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced that the Cerro Dominador solar thermal project, owned by EIG Global Energy Partners and built by Abengoa and ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert in Chile, has just achieved one of the key milestones of its development before its entry into operation: the raising and installation of its solar receiver at 220 meters high, which was placed in the highest part of the central tower of the complex, which is surrounded by 10,600 heliostats.

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Cubico Sustainable Investments acquires 50 MW operational concentrated solar power plant “Los Arenales” in Spain

Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico), a leader and global investor in renewable energy, announced today that it has acquired Arenales Solar PS, S.L., the owner of a 50 MW operational concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, from PanEuropean Infrastructure Fund, managed by DWS, a global infrastructure asset manager.
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Heliogen achieves breakthrough temperatures greater than 1,000°C from its concentrating solar thermal technology

Heliogen, a Bill Gates-backed U.S. clean energy company developing concentrated solar power focused on commercially replacing fossil fuels in industrial processes, announced its launch and that it has, for the first time commercially, concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

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Consortium of EDF, Masdar and Green of Africa win tender to build world’s first hybrid PV and CSP with storage solar plant in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) announced the awarding of the tender for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the project Noor Midelt I to the consortium led by EDF Renouvelables (France), in collaboration with Masdar (United Arab Emirates) and Green of Africa (Morocco) after a competitive international bidding process.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced this week up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, as well as facilitate the secure integration of those technologies into the nation’s electricity grid. Funding will also support efforts that prepare the workforce for the solar industry’s future needs.

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