Friday, April 3, 2020

The Exceptional Situations Commission has authorized two other charter flights

photo source: Posted by: Rusica Viorica News / Economic 01 Apr. 2020 / 10:01 ...

Masdar campus installs the first ‘solar concentrator’ in UAE

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar City, and Wahaj Solar has jointly announced the installation of a first-of-its-kind solar concentrator in the UAE at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform.

The installation is the first step in the development of a unique scalable high-temperature concentrated solar power system (CSP), including thermal energy storage for more efficient on-demand and ‘dispatchable’ electricity generation, solar fuels production or industrial process heat applications.

Solar concentrators use lenses that take a large area of sunlight and direct it towards a specific spot by bending the rays of light and focusing them.

Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice-president, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “The installation of the UAE’s first-of-a-kind solar concentrator marks the next stage of Masdar Institute Solar Platform’s (MISP) advancing research in solar energy technologies.

“The MISP stands as an example for innovation and we are keen to contribute to seeking new solutions to increase efficient clean generation of 24/7 power, which remains one of the strategic areas for the UAE,” he added.

The ASC10 model, a 10-metre diameter pre-commercial scale solar concentrator, designed and developed by UAE-based Wahaj Solar, is located at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, MISP, located at the Masdar City Campus.

The MISP is also part of the Masdar Solar Hub, which was launched in 2015 with focus on accelerating and testing pilot scale solar technologies.

The newly installed concentrator – a metallic reflector-based giant Fresnel lens with fixed focal point relative to the ground – will offer a concentration ratio close to 1000 suns and temperatures above 1000 degrees Celsius, enabling the system to achieve higher temperature with less mirror surface, compared to conventional CSP systems.

It can be combined with a more efficient high-temperature power generation system, helping to convert more solar energy into electricity. Moreover, high temperature thermal energy storage can be integrated with the ASC10.

With the newly installed concentrator, Khalifa University can develop other relevant projects to work on high-temperature thermal energy storage systems, including thermochemical energy storage or solar fuel production.

Latest Posts

Isnaad conducts disinfection drive at facilities for People of Determination

Isnaad, a subsidiary of Imdaad, recently provided disinfection services at Senses Residential and Day Care for Special Needs and the Emirates Down Syndrome Association...

Beema to offer customers one month of free car insurance amidst COVID-19

UAE - Beema Insurance, part of ENOC Group, announced its plans to support the people of the UAE to save money and provide financial...

Number of online stores in UAE reaches 51: TRA

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Tuesday that the list of applications of online stores in the country has reached 51.The updated...

UAE launches website to raise awareness on COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 1:18pm SUPPLIED: WEQAYA.AE There’s a new resource to find reliable, accurate information...

Don't Miss

MOVES-HSBC appoints co-heads of MENAT capital markets

DUBAI, March 31 (Reuters) - HSBC has appointed Samer Deghaili and Marc Abourjeily as co-heads of capital markets for the Middle East, North Africa...

UAE’s Dana Gas plans demerger of upstream, midstream businesses

Sharjah-based firm Dana Gas has announced plans to demerge its businesses to create two separate entities that will continue to be listed on the...

Family of Covid-19 patient tested

THE family of a Covid-19 positive woman was tested for the virus at Swakopmund yesterday and the results are still pending.The health ministry identified...

realme lanches its all new, realme 6 and 6i

realme, the fastest growing smartphone brand in the world, unveils the latest in the UAE with realme 6 and realme 6i. realme is known...

Emirates Literature Foundation launch digital webinar series for voices of future generations initiative

Dubai: The Emirates Literature Foundation, the Middle East consultant for the Voices of Future Generations initiative under the patronage of UNESCO, has launched a...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: