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By / October 11, 2011

Check ’em out: US firm uses solar power to recover oil reserves A new technology to increase oil production is being tested on one of US’s oldest oil fields in one of the largest demonstration projects of its kind. The new project was launched by Chevron Technology Ventures at the Coalinga Field in California. More…

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American solar thermal firm to shine in China

By / January 11, 2010

Reuters reported that concentrating solar thermal (CST) company eSolar has reached a deal to license its technology to a Chinese power equipment maker that plans to build a 2,000 megawatt (MW) CST project in China over the next 10 years. CST uses the sun to heat water, producing steam to power a turbine and create…

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Chevron taps CST to get more oil

By / August 25, 2009

Chevron disclosed plans to use concentrated solar thermal technology from Brightsource Energy to enhance oil recovery from an aging well in central California. That’s right. They are using the solar energy to make it easier for them to get at the fossil fuels. But at least they are making the process, itself, greener. The system…

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Getting to concentrating solar thermal power’s potential

By / July 23, 2009

A new report released by the World Resources Institute claims that an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped in the Southwest U.S. That’s hardly news. But interestingly enough, the WRI offers Congress ways to tap into this abundant resource. It should be noted that WRI’s report focuses, without explanation, solely on one form of…

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