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MENA/Chile: Concentrating Solar Benchmark Costs

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 25, 2017
SunShotA tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market has been the driver for most of these developments, their outcomes are likewise relevant to solar thermal, where concentrating technologies have been used to provide heating or cooling for industrial processes. Two recent webinars organised by Spanish-based consultancy ATA Insights and focused on CSP in the MENA region and Chile had developers and researchers discuss the main drivers for cost cutting and the technology outlook in the short and medium term. The chart illustrates the SunShot aim to bring down the cost of parabolic trough collectors from around 200 USD/m² to 75 USD/m².
Source: Department of Energy, USA
 

UAE: Green Buildings Certification and Impact on Solar Technology Deployment

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 1, 2015
Green Building RatingThe countries in the Gulf region have taken the path of mandatory green building certifications instead of solar building obligations, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leading the ranking on the highest number of green buildings: 823 of an overall 1,281 green premises in the Gulf nations are located in the UAE. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman follow far behind. The ranking is based on information from online database www.usgbc.org/projects, which includes 80,917 premises certified according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system developed in the USA. The global database is managed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and shows that the other Gulf countries – e.g., Bahrain, Yemen and Kuwait – only have 15 buildings altogether. The country with the largest share of highly ranked buildings with Silver, Gold or Platinum is Saudi Arabia, where green headquarters seem to provide a great PR boost for companies and institutions. 
Source: USGBC
 

Non-Tracking Wide-Angle Concentrators for Industrial Process Heat (2014)

Submitted by Francesco Gattiglio on October 31, 2014

This presentation was presented at the 2014 UC Solar Research Symposium held in San Francisco at the University of California on 17 October 2014. The author of this Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Project is Professor Roland Winston, Director of the Advanced Solar Technologies Institute at the University of California Merced.

UAE/Dubai: Solar-Heated Chocolate Factory

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 12, 2013

Austrian collector manufacturer Tisun has announced that it sold 510 m² of solar collectors to an “international confectionery manufacturer” in Jebel Ali in the emirate of Dubai. The company which installed the 200 collectors in May was Tisun’s subsidiary Tisun GCC, located in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates and responsible for the distribution of the Tisun collectors in Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Photo: Tisun

Solar Thermal Systems (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 2, 2012

This is a presentation by Murat Aydemir from the company Viessmann Middle East. The presentation was given during the Green Building Conference in Dubai in 2008.

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