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    CSP - Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal


    • Acciona Energia-ANA on MC, ACXIF on OTC.PK, OH4K on AIM, Spanish construction co with a new green building and environmental focus. 24MW solar panel plant in Moura Portugal, building 91MW solar power plant in Portugal. -subsidiary Solargenix was the system integrator and provider of the parabolic troughs for the 64MW Nevada 1 solar thermal plant (100,000 ft2 of parabolic mirrors 15' tall in 6 rows 1200' long) at Boulder City Nevada for Arizona Public Service Corp. In Spain the co sets up 'Solar Gardens'- 400 trackers with 279 owners of the individual trackers makes an interesting business model for building solar tracker parks, also has see-wind (EHN!).
    • Ariva, ticker, 250MW in Rajasthan
    • FPL-owner/operator of SEGS 354MW solar power plant in Mojave Desert.
    • FPL Energy LLC- subsidiary of FPL Group Ltd., FPL on NYSE, has large solar ranches, (45% of) 141 MW solar array in Mohave Desert. see also wind. great company with one fault-website calls nuclear power 'clean power' when nuclear is not pollution free, clean, green or environmentally friendly. Kyoto Protocol-CO2 friendly ok, but can't use the word 'clean' to describe nuclear.
    • General Electric- GE on NYSE, WKN 851144 on FSE, via GE Financial Services buys 80% of see-Solar Millennium Beteilungen GmbH, a holding co with the opportunity to participate in 5 parabolic trough solar thermal power plants. GE is part of USCAP-United States Climate Action Partnership.
    • Godawari Power + Ispat Ltd-532734 on BOM, GPIL on NSE, wire, iron ore, minerals, electricity generation. June 19, 2013 start and July 4, 2013 commissioning, 50MW CSP solar power plant
    • Iberdrola SA- IBE on MCE50MW CSP in Spain.
    • Solar Millennium AG- WKN 721840, symbol S2M, ISIN DE0007218406, on ETR,FSE,BER,MUN,STU; SMLNF on NASDAQ OTC; IPO July 05. Parabolic solar collectors, solar chimney, solar park builder,
    • Solar Millennium has three projects in Spain, now sold to a solar fund. 50MW Andasol 1- and II (2008 75%) and III (2009 early start) in Granada w/ ACS-Cobra of Spain; jv with Endesa; 1000MW to China-Inner Mongolia by 2020, building solar plant in Ordos Inner Mongolia with Inner Mongolia Ruyi Industry Co Ltd. GE Financial Services buys 80% of subsidiary Solar Millennium Beteilungen GmbH which has opportunity to participate in 5 parabolic trough solar thermal power plants in Spain.
    • SunPower Corporation-SPWR on NASDAQ, IPO in fall of 2005 (7.7M shares @ $18); also parabolic solar energy collectors.
    • SOLEL-to build 533MW power plant for PG&E
    • Tracking the Sun-REA story on CSP
    • Nevada Solar One-built by Acciona
    • Hawaii-Keahole Solar Power micro-CSP farm.
    • Torresol Energy, not on markets, Sener + Masdar, 2Xparabolic trough + 1X central tower in Spain.
    • Masdar-Shams 1 CSP in UAE.
    • ACS-Andasol-2.
    • CSP Today-news
    • Godawari Power & Ispat Ltd- 50MW CSP in Rajasthan,- ‘Asia’s Biggest CSP Plant Sells Power at Half Price in India’ by Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg, June 17, 2013

    CSP - Solar Towers (Central Towers)


    • 1000's of reflectors point to top of a tower, concentrating the sun to heat liquid to super high temperatures
    • Abengoa SA- ABG on MC, operating in 70 countries. large engineering and environmental co. CSP solar tower tech via Solucar Energia-see-youtube video-video600 mirrors reflecting onto a 40 story tall tower in Andalusia Spain making 11MW, Europe's first commercial solar power plant. see YouTube video of tower.
    • Cosmo Oil Co-5007 on TSE, major petroleum distributor, Dec 2007 jv with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR-ADFEC) to research solar thermal.
    • Desertec, $400B project, Seimens, E.ON, ABB, Deutsche Bank, Munich Re, 15% of Europes electricity by 2050.
    • Google-GOOG on NASDAQ, invested in eSolar Inc solar thermal power plants. and BrightSource- a solar-thermal co.
    • IBM-recycling scrap silicon wafers that then can be used by the solar industry. invention of a liquid metal for CSP.
    • PG&E-PCG on NYSE, 550MW $1B CSP plant with Optisolar, plus 250MW CPV plant with see-SunPower, $3B to buy 900MW from 5Xsolar central tower thermal power plants built by BrightSource Energy at Broadwell dry lake.
    • United Technologies-UTX on NYSE, CSP - solar tower tech using salts.
    • WorleyParsons Ltd-WOR on ASX, WYGPF.PK, huge engineering firm, 27,700 employees, 34 countries, 105 offices, to build 250MW $1B solar power plant in Australia, 34 plants by 2020.
    • Solar Systems
    • Solar Tres-15MW under construction, Andalusa Spain
    • Solar Two-10MW tower in Mojave Desert, operational 1982-1986 as Solar One, and 1996 to 1999 as Solar Two (redesigned Solar One), featured in the movie 'Bagdad Cafe"
    • PS10-11MW, operational, 25km west of Seville, Spain
    • Torresol Energy, not on markets, Sener + Masdar, 2Xparabolic trough + 1X central tower in Spain.
    • eSolar- $130M funding towards 245MW central tower CSP for SCE Southern California Edison at Lancaster area of S. California.
    • SolarMOOC Acadamy- Concentrated Solar Power - A Conventional Power Plant Fueled by the Sun, The Turning Point in Utility Scale Generation with Dr. Morse of Abengoa. Video presentation.

    CSP - Solar Dish


    • concentrates solar power to heat a liquid
    • uses tracker technology
    • Sterling Cycle-solar thermal power plant using Stirling Energy concentrator tech.
    • CSP in Mojave Desert, USA-since 19xx
    • Stantec, on TSX, engineering firm. involved with 2GW, 20,000 acre Utility Scale Solar Electricity project in California using Sterling Energy System.
    • Tracking the Sun-REA story on CSP

    CPV Thermal - + Fresnel Lens


    • Entech Solar- ENSL on OTC.BB, has 20X concentrator CPV Thermal tech.
    • MAN AG-MAN on FSE, parent co of MAN Ferrostaal which owns 43% of SPG Sun Power Group, solar thermal power using Fresnel lens.

    Solar Chimney


    • hot air rises driving wind turbine within a special for purpose built chimney
    • EnviroMission Ltd-EVM on ASX, EVOMY on NASDAQ OTC, 200MW solar tower project in Austraia. merger with SolarMission Technology Inc of Texas in 07. Solar Mission owns the development rights to the tower tech in the USA and elsewhere. in 2001 SolarMission received equity in Enviromission at Enviromission's IPO in return for the marketing rights for Australia.
    • Solar Millennium AG-WKN 721840, symbol S2M, ISIN DE0007218406, on ETR,FSE,BER,MUN,STU; SMLNF on NASDAQ OTC; IPO July 05. Parabolic solar collectors, solar chimney, solar park builder, 50MW Anda Sol project in Granada w/ ACS-Cobra of Spain; jv with Endesa; 1000MW to China-Inner Mongolia by 2020, building solar plant in Ordos Inner Mongolia with Inner Mongolia Ruyi Industry Co Ltd. GE Financial Services buys 80% of subsidiary Solar Millennium Beteilungen GmbH which has opportunity to participate in 5 parabolic trough solar thermal power plants in Spain.

    CSP-SunCone


    • Open Energy Corp- OEGY on NASDAQ OTCBB, sold O&G holdings in 2005, now has solar and water desalination, SolarSave BIPV roofing membrane. SunCone CSP tech, pre-commercial, concentrates sun to heat a fluid. Formerly see Barnabus Energy- BBSE on NASDAQ OTCBB.

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