CSP Today

  • CSP Today Executive Viewpoint: Margaret Mutschler, Head of Renewables at NamPower

    CSP Today speaks to Margaret Mutschler, Head of Renewables at NamPower, the national power utility responsible for Namibia’s generation and transmission.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: March 2 – 9

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: the SwRI, the US DoE; the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the University of Cambridge, PwC, Masdar; CSP Today.

  • Regulatory changes affect Kuwait’s CSP projects

    Last week, we heard that Kuwait’s Shagaya CSP project has been retendered and that Al Abdaliyah ISCC plant will have to pass a new law. CSP Today investigates.

  • Installed CSP capacity now over 4.5 GW

    The installed CSP capacity now stands at over 4.5 GW, with a further 11 GW in the pipeline.

  • The role of storage in cutting CSP costs

    Historically storage has been seen as a useful asset for CSP, but one that increased costs. Now it is being touted as a major route to cost-competitiveness.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 23 – March 2

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa, IDC, Eskom; Algerian Ministry of Energy; Morgan Stanley, ACS, GIP, Saeta Yield, Spanish Securities & Exchange Commission; Dow Chemical, NEST AS and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

  • 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.

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