Nov 28, 2018
Technology coupling gains and a favorable development framework could see prices for Morocco’s pioneering Noor Midelt hybrid projects trend towards the lowest global CSP tariffs, experts told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference.
Nov 14, 2018
New software combining dispatch algorithms with probabilistic forecasting could reduce CSP bid prices by a quarter and spur fresh U.S. CSP deployment, Mike Wagner, Principal Investigator at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.
Oct 31, 2018
U.S. researchers are seeking data from over half of global CSP projects to help lower financing costs that are hampering competitiveness, Mark Mehos, Program Manager, CSP at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.
Oct 17, 2018
CSP developers must optimize baseload generation, solar heat production and innovative purchase contracts to gain a share of the growing mining customer market, sector experts told New Energy Update.
Oct 3, 2018
CSP could be economically viable without subsidies in markets with over 50% variable renewable energy penetration and wind curtailment needs could create the greatest opportunities, a study by Chinese and U.S. researchers has found.
Sep 19, 2018
As the U.S. launches new research into CSP desalination technology, developers must focus on entire system costs to gain a share of the growing desalination market, experts told New Energy Update.
Sep 5, 2018
Boosted by streamlined permitting and falling costs, Sandstone project developer SolarReserve is preparing to enter into power purchase talks with Californian utilities in the coming months, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told New Energy Update.
Aug 15, 2018
Activity in hybrid CSP-PV projects is growing as developers integrate design advantages and operational synergies to offer lower-cost baseload power, CSP experts told New Energy Update.