CSP Today

  • CSP projects set for cost reductions from wider roll out of molten salt storage: Halotech-nics

    The development of scalable storage-only technology, using electricity to heat molten salts, would help reduce costs for CSP projects, Justin Raade, CEO of energy storage systems sup-plier Halotechnics, said.

  • Phoenix' lightweight remote CSP system awaits Stirling engine revival

    Lebanese engineering firm Phoenix Energy has developed a dish Stirling CSP system for off-grid use but its mass production is being held back by the lack of competitively priced 1-5 kW Stirling engines, Dany Kaddoum, project manager at Phoenix Energy, said.

  • CSP 2015 plant data to highlight output costs against tech risk

    New operational data from utility scale solar towers will provide firms with a clearer Levelized Cost of Energy to compare against the risks of the relatively new technology.

  • Nexus targets process heat, micro-grids with land-saving design

    Start-up Nexus Renewables is developing a linear parabolic reflector and thermal storage system which reduces land use by a third compared with other trough plants, Kevin Friesth, company CEO, said.

  • Localization, innovation to drive CSP in MENA: Rioglass

    CSP suppliers and developers will need to focus on local content and local presence, in addition to component cost reductions, to be successful in the growing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market, Jeroen van Schijndel, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Rioglass, told CSP Today.

  • MENASOL Awards 2015 finalists announced

    CSP Today and PV Insider are proud to annoucne the finalists of the first ever MENASOL Awards to be held in Dubai on the 13th May 2015. The awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner following the networking drinks of the award winning 7th annual Menasol conference.

  • CSP optimization in MENA: where regional and industry challenges blend

    Svante Bundgaard, CEO of Aalborg CSP, will be one of the key speakers at the award-winning MENASOL 2015 conference.

  • Crescent Dunes curbs Avian risk after standby algorithm change

    SolarReserve has seen no bird deaths at its 110 MW Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada since it changed the standby algorithm on the plant, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP today.

  • South Africa to bid 1800 MW among unsuccessful bidders from Windows 1 to 4

    South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, announced last week that the government will issue a "request for further proposals" (RFP) for projects across all technology types from bidders who were unsuccessful in rounds one to four of the programme.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: April 13 – 20

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: South Africa Ministry of Energy; Sastela; Acciona; Abengoa, HSBC, Citigroup, Bankia, Credit Agricole CIB, Morgan Stanley, Natixis, Santander, Société Générale and Goldman Sachs.

  • Is CSP an expensive or a viable investment?

    This article is the second of The Expert Column Series, a space where two experts present their opinions on a topic proposed by CSP Today. This time, Simon Stevens (Bracewell & Guiliani) and Kevin Smith (SolarReserve) discuss the present sentiment toward the costs of CSP.

  • What yieldco finance can do for the solar industry

    As the solar industry matures, reducing financing cost is now becoming big news, and not just for PV, but now for CSP as well.

  • CSP: An expensive or viable investment?

    This article is the second of The Expert Column Series, a space where two experts present their opinions on a topic proposed by CSP Today. This time, Simon Stevens (Bracewell & Guiliani) and Kevin Smith (SolarReserve) discuss the present sentiment toward the costs of CSP.

  • South Africa: Leading the way forward for CSP

    China, Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets like India are expected to be the major contributors to emissions and energy demand growth in the coming decades.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: April 7 – 13

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: The Conservation Council of South Australia; Acciona, Sener, South African Department of Energy; KfW, Eskom.

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