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.

  • An insider’s look at the MIST’s beam-down solar platform

    Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Assistant Professor at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), sheds light on recent developments at the 100 kW beam-down solar demonstration plant and the CSPonD project.

  • Executive Viewpoint: Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Assistant Professor at The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

    Dr. Nicolas Calvet also chairs the Masdar Institute Solar Platform and leads the Thermal Energy Storage Research Group.

  • Noor I in pictures

    Morocco’s first CSP plant is to be launched in the second semester of this year and CSP wanted to show you some of the most impressive pictures of the project.

  • How are CSP-related investments perceived by banks in the Gulf Region?

    CSP could play a big role in the Middle East in five years’ time, says top analyst, but financiers must be prepared to update their cost estimates on a yearly basis in order to keep pace with rapidly changing renewable energy (RE) markets.

  • Increasing CSP competitiveness in South Africa

    While the South African market has seen a significant increase in competitiveness in the concentrated solar power (CSP) realm, inflexible project parameters may hinder cost reduction.

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