Polaris solar PV net news: according to the CSPPLAZA Research Centre, in 2016, built the global solar thermal power generation installed capacity growth slowed in 2015, only increased the 76.86MW on a 4940MW basis, total operating capacity of about 5017MW, an increase of only 1.56%. But along with Morocco, and South Africa, as well as the rapid development of China and other emerging markets, is expected in the next two years built the global solar thermal power generation capacity will have increased significantly.
South Africa: new installed capacity of 50MW
Capacity biggest for South Africa, put into operation on February 5, 2016 KhiSolarOne Tower-type solar thermal power plants, 50MW installed. Added on March 2, 2015 KaXuSolarOne slot grid connected operation of installed capacity of 100MW solar thermal power stations and in December 2015 and put into operation the Bokpoort trough solar thermal installed capacity of 50MW power station, at the end of 2016, South Africa built solar-thermal power total installed capacity increased to 200.56MWe.
Meanwhile, South Africa REIPPPP the third phase of the plan b bidding round, the winning project of Kathu trough solar thermal power station installed capacity of 100MW in October 2016 to commence construction, the project configuration 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage systems, built in South Africa the Northern Cape Province, scheduled for 28 months, Spain Sener and Acciona consortium consisting of EPC general contractor for the project.
By the end of 2016, South Africa built solar-thermal power generation projects totalled 3, namely XinaSolarOne, developed by Abengoa project, developed by the Engie Kathu project and developed by Emvelo Ilanga1 power plant, the total installed capacity of 300MW. These items are REIPPPP plan the third round of the winning project, three projects are expected to be put into operation between 2017-2018 to grid. Which is XinaSolarOne is the more advanced development, the plant is expected to be in 2017, the second quarter grid. RedStone with the stage III b-round winning project power station for a PPA agreement signed an extension could not be built as planned.
Map: 2012-2016 built global CSP installed capacity (graphic: CSPPLAZA)
China: new installed capacity 10.2MW
2016 in China doing quite well, total installed capacity of 10.2MW. Grid-connected on December 26, the inaugural Energy Tower power station 10MW in Dunhuang molten salt, Gansu province, on October 12 and grid-connected operation access 800 m molten salt trough model loop installed to 200kW. Built that makes solar-thermal power in China’s total installed capacity up to 28.3MW. Controlled Delhi 10MW in molten salt Tower power station on August 20, 2016, grid-connected, but because the project is based on the revamping project of 10MW of hydraulic project quality, so the new installed capacity not included in the 2016 new installed capacity statistic.
China building of project including CAs 863 project slot type light hot power technology research and model project, small test project, China strong trillion Yang Zhangjiakou 15MWe improved Fresnel light hot model project, and Lanzhou big into Dunhuang 10MW Fresnel melt salt power station, test sex model project, and in the wide nuclear delingha 50MW slot type power station, and first energy-saving Dunhuang 100MW Tower type power station, and in the control solar delingha 50MW power station, commercial model project.
2016 for demonstration projects of the Chinese market price policies, such as landing, expected in 2018, China will have built capacity for massive growth.
Map: States total CSP capacity built figure (graphic: CSPPLAZA)
Australia: new installed capacity of about 13MWe
Australia added two hot new market in 2016 project, installed 13MWe. In 2016, Vastsolar in Australia Jemalong operation 1.1MWe the completion of modular tower-type solar thermal power plant model. The project consists of 3500 heliostat Jetha, 5 sets, and other related facilities, a total of 5 modules, single machine for the 1.2MWth of the Tower, Tower is 27 metres high.
On October 6, 2016, Denmark AalborgCSP for SunFarms building Sun farms project in Port Augusta, South Australia formally put into operation, installed capacity of the project 36MWth, supplied by eSolar Tower solar thermal system, lens aperture area of 51505m2. This is the world’s first integrated energy system based on solar thermal technology (IES) project, integrated solar thermal energy production, electricity generation and seawater desalination in one, making the desert farms to be able to use clean energy to supply energy. The conversion efficiency of electric power 11.9MWe 33% rough translations of the item.
Photo: CSP completed 2016 new installed capacity of States (graphic: CSPPLAZA)
United States: new installed capacity 2MW
United States market installed 2MWe. On March 29, 2016, is located in United States, Nevada’s first geothermal and photovoltaic thermal hybrid power station that runs two and solar power systems Stillwater official incorporation operation of hybrid power station, which the trough solar thermal system installed is configured to 2MWe.
SolarReserve announced on February 22 that 110MW Crescent dunes Tower power station official incorporation of molten salt operation and 110MW full power output, in fact, the station since November 2015 into the grid during commissioning, but officials previously has not been formally announced, the new installed capacity of the project had been included in the 2015, are no longer included in the 2016 new installed capacity statistic.
Morocco: new installed capacity 1MW
Morocco market new installed capacity of 1MW. September 2016, Italy Enerray company in Morocco from Marrakesh, the Gore area, 70 km of green energy park built a Fresnel light and heat of 1MW ORC power plant, the plant was IRESEN (Institute for solar energy and new energy) of a project, aperture area of 11400m m².
On February 4, Morocco’s first large-scale commercial solar thermal power installed capacity of 160MW NOOR1 trough power plant official commissioning, Morocco King Mohammed VI attended the commissioning ceremony at the seat of power. NOOR1 power plant in 2015 have been put into operation in the second half after the commissioning ceremony was held December 27, 2015, but Morocco Government officials put a stop to terminate, but deferred to officially put into operation this year. The project had been included in the 2015 new capacity, are no longer included in the 2016 new installed capacity statistic.
Italy: new installed capacity of about 0.66MWe
Italy market 2016 added installed 2MWth,2016 years July, global first to sand as workers quality of Tower type light hot power station recently in Italy Sicily official debut, the power station installed 2MWth, equipped with 786 Taiwan tingri mirror, used Tower type two times reflection concentrated set hot technology, power station accounted for to area 2.25 hectares, is located in Sicily Northwest, Nissan steam volume for 20.5 tons, annual can reduced about 890 tons of carbon dioxide emissions volume. The project is the core technology of STEM, that is short for SolarThermoElectricMagaldi, this is a air fluidized bed/sand-based solar steam generation technology, the project is the first MW-level compliance
Original title: the global solar thermal power generation capacity built end of 2016 to 5017MW