CSP Today

  • Crowdfunding for small-scale CSP projects

    A small but increasing number of CSP developers are using crowdfunding to raise funds for projects. So, how viable are such initiatives for financing small-scale CSP solar projects?

  • Could Saudi Arabia be a test bed for CSP technologies?

    Saudi Arabia’s decision to delay renewable energy investment might not be all bad news for CSP if the country opts to focus on innovation in the meantime.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 16 - 23

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organizations: The Cyprus Institute (CyI); Nevada Bureau of Land Management, SolarReserve, NV Energy; Desertec, the WEF; Aora Solar, the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and the Ethiopian Energy Authority.

  • CSP for thermal EOR: Weathering the storm

    Despite the decline in global oil prices, CSP developers involved in providing solar applications for thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) remain optimistic.

  • Why Shari’a compliant finance matters for CSP projects in the Gulf region

    Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power is growing its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) portfolio rapidly within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 9 - 16

    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.

  • Heatcrete or Molten Salt?

    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?

  • When will CSP take off in emerging markets?

    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?

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 2 - 9

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Brenmiller Energy; Abengoa, EIG, APW1; Saeta Yield, ACS, Spanish Securities Exchange Commission; CSP Today, Mesia, ACWA Power.

  • Flux lab research gets KTH boost

    A Nordic solar flux laboratory at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden now offers CSP developers greater flexibility in carrying out new research.

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage.

  • Could CSP compete for peaker power?

    CSP’s storage capabilities have traditionally been sold as a base-load or load-following package. But in some markets it might be worth saving energy for peak demand.

  • 600 MW of CSP being developed in South Africa

    Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects are advancing rapidly in South Africa, with government support for independent power producers (IPPs) and new interest from financiers and investors.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: January 26 - 2 February

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: NREL; IRENA; STEAG GmbH, the ICSID, Clifford Chance, Eiser Infrastructure, InfraRed, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Antin Infrastructure Partners, Masdar, NextEra, Renergy; GIP, ACS.

  • Does wind plus storage pose a threat to CSP?

    CSP developers have traditionally feared competition from PV, but wind coupled with storage is potentially just as great a danger.

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