Aug 11, 2010
In a landmark event for the energy industry, four major industry players have joined forces to form the Hybrid Energy Consortium (“HEC”), focused on the design of next generation utility-scale commercial integrated solar combined cycle (“ISCC”) power plants. The founding members of the consortium are QGEN of the USA, FLABEG Group and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner Sohne GmbH, both of Germany and JGC Corporation of Japan – all known as innovators in their respective specialties in the energy industry.Download Press More >
Solar’s Long and Winding Road By Marc Gunther Published July 09, 2010
In 1969, the Nixon White House asked a young assistant professor of engineering at the University of Maryland whether solar energy made sense for America. Absolutely, he replied.
Four decades later, Fred Morse is still trying to persuade the government to put its muscle behind solar. Last week, he scored a big victory.
In his weekly radio address on July 3, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy had awarded a $1.45 billion loan guarantee to Abengoa Solar — a Spanish company where Morse is senior advisor for U.S. operations — to build one of the largest solar power More >
World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant to Come Up in Abu Dhabi on June 12th, 201
A consortium of some of the most renowned energy companies in the world would construct the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The plant would have a capacity of 100 MW.
Fuels from Sunlight
To access the Fuels from Sunlight FOA (reference number DE-FOA-0000214) please direct your browser to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx and search for “Fuels from Sunlight” in the search box (note that the search flag should be set to “Title” or “Title/Description”).
After nearly 3 billion years of evolution, nature can effectively convert sunlight into energy-rich chemical fuels using the abundant feedstocks of water and carbon dioxide. All fuels used today to power vehicles and create electricity, whether from fossil or biomass resources, are ultimately derived from photosynthesis. While biofuels are renewable resources that avoid the environmental consequences of burning the sequestered carbon More >