The most recent successful bidders for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-specific Window 3.5 announced in December 2014 are Kathu CSP and Redstone CSP projects. Window 3 CSP projects, Xina Solar One and Ilanga I, also achieved financial close in December.
Margaret Mutschler , Head of Renewables and Power Generation at NamPower, the national power utility responsible for Namibia’s generation and transmission, will be participating at CSP Today South Africa 2015 (14-15 April, Cape Town).
This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: The PIC, South Africa’s Department of Energy, Abengoa, IDC, KaXu Community Trust, Cobra, Emvelo, Investec, Eskom; ESTELA, EIA; Stanford University's Carnegie Institution for Science and NREL.
Last year saw important developments in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry in South Africa. The Department of Energy (DoE) announced the long-awaited financial close of Window 3 and the outcome of the CSP-specific Window 3.5, under its REIPPP Program.
This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa, the IDC, the PIC, Kaxu Community Trust, Eskom, AfDB, IFC, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Absa, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank, the IEA and Germany's government.
In the past quarter 500 MW of CSP projects have been awarded under government-backed renewable energy programs. Of this, 400 MW has been allocated to consortiums including the Saudi-based developer, ACWA Power.
Morocco and South Africa’s results in recent CSP bids have shaken up the industry. Several questions have arisen about future bidding prices, funding sources, competitiveness and the technological edge CSP can provide.