Developers must overcome limited build experience and China’s severe weather challenges to meet tight construction deadlines set out in the country’s first large-scale deployment program, industry experts said.
This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Exergy Power, SolarReserve; ACS, Saeta Yield; Reliance Power, the Government of Rajasthan; North China Electric Power University, the Chinese Academy of Science.
This article is the first of The Expert Column Series, a space where two experts present their opinions on a topic proposed by CSP Today. This time, Juan Barragán (NEST AS) and Mark Schmitz (TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH) discuss: Heatcrete or Molten Salt?
Many countries seem to have the ideal conditions for CSP: high DNI, vast stretches of empty land, and an urgent need for alternative energy sources. So why aren’t these markets adopting the only renewable energy technology that can produce power around the clock?
The CSP industry is working intensively to improve its competitiveness and it has made great efforts, ranging from component manufacturing optimisation and lower parasitic consumption to higher cycle efficiency. These have indeed led to significant cost reductions over the last years.
The CSP Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia (CSP TT NAM) project aims to increase the share of renewable energies in the Namibian energy mix by developing the technological framework and conditions for the transfer and deployment of CSP technology for on-grid power generation.
This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa Yield, BrightSource Energy, Solar Trust of America, California Energy Commission; ANEST; KA CARE, Chatham House; Flabeg FE, ACWA Group; The Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden.