Jun 5, 2019
Mar 23, 2016
South Africa’s latest bidding round has seen seven CSP projects compete for 450 MW of capacity but limited grid investments could slow future growth.
Mar 9, 2016
CSP developers should aim to provide at least nine hours of storage to respond to South Africa's morning demand peak, in addition to evening load, Vikesh Rajpaul, Eskom's Renewables Unit CSP Program Manager, told CSP Today.
Feb 23, 2016
Site activities are underway for the Duba 1 Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) station which will host the largest integrated CSP capacity in the Arabian Gulf region.
Feb 9, 2016
Abengoa’s exit from the Shams 1 plant will be followed by other global asset sales but highly competitive developers are set to fill any gaps left in fast-growing Middle East and North Africa markets.
Jan 27, 2016
The Masdar Institute Solar Platform is working with technology firms to drive up temperature capabilities, improve efficiencies and reduce the cost of CSP plants.
Jan 12, 2016
A new heliostat modeled on South African data is using a pentagonal reflector design, innovative construction techniques and smart software to boost the cost efficiency of tower plants.
Dec 16, 2015
Southern Research plans to commission by October 2017 a 1 MWh(th) energy storage demonstration unit using its high temperature thermochemical technology, following a recent funding boost from the US Department of Energy.
Dec 2, 2015
The imminent start-up of Morocco's Noor I CSP Plant will be followed by lower cost adjacent plants thanks to technology gains such as larger trough apertures which have eclipsed the impact of higher cost dry cooling systems, Driss Berraho, Business Development Manager at ACWA Power, told CSP Today.