Sep 20, 2015
New CSP capacity is expected to dip in 2016 and bounce back in 2017 to resume steady growth over the next decade as national energy policies stabilise market conditions, according to the newly released CSP Today Markets Forecast Report: 2015-2025.
Aug 18, 2015
A new Investment Tax Credit proposal linked to installation costs would raise CSP tax breaks from the end of 2016, the point at which the 30% credit for all solar projects is currently scheduled to drop to 10%.
Aug 17, 2015
Growth in PV capacity is improving the business case for CSP with storage and a regulatory push towards storage is providing a further boost for developers, leading industry figures told CSP Today.
Jul 29, 2015
California's SolarReserve wants to bring in an investor with the financial clout to raise more than $4 billion in equity to help fund the next phase of the company's global development, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, said.
Jul 28, 2015
GlassPoint Solar’s massive 1.0 GW Miraah CSP plant in Oman establishes solar thermal as a key asset for enhanced oil recovery as operators continue to optimise production in a low oil price environment.
Jul 16, 2015
We caught up with ACWA Power’s President and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan, the CEO of SolarReserve, Kevin Smith, and the President of Estela, Luis Crespo to discuss the road to cost reduction and bid success.
Jul 10, 2015
Israel’s Ashalim projects are set to dominate the country’s CSP landscape as the State’s land allocations and energy market regulation hold back other development, Oren Gadot, CEO of CSP developer Heliofocus, said.
Jul 9, 2015
Concentrated Solar Power has the potential to produce 10% of South Africa’s electricity requirements but grid connections need to be improved in key solar Provinces like the Northern Cape, Nandu Bhula, CEO of ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort, said.
Jun 26, 2015
In a rare joint venture, US developer BrightSource is facilitating utility-scale CSP in China, a huge market which has been consulting the US on long-term renewable policy.
Jun 19, 2015
The growing use of renewable energy yieldcos supports the case for CSP projects as these dividend growth-oriented public firms depend on assets that provide a high capacity factor.
Jun 5, 2015
The development of scalable storage-only technology, using electricity to heat molten salts, would help reduce costs for CSP projects, Justin Raade, CEO of energy storage systems supplier Halotechnics, said.
Jun 5, 2015
The development of scalable storage-only technology, using electricity to heat molten salts, would help reduce costs for CSP projects, Justin Raade, CEO of energy storage systems sup-plier Halotechnics, said.
May 28, 2015
Lebanese engineering firm Phoenix Energy has developed a dish Stirling CSP system for off-grid use but its mass production is being held back by the lack of competitively priced 1-5 kW Stirling engines, Dany Kaddoum, project manager at Phoenix Energy, said.