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Sep 7, 2016
The U.S.-based developer plans to repeat its bid for two CSP projects in Chile's upcoming tender as the energy storage capability of the plants could prevent a growing oversupply of PV capacity and the costs are competitive against fossil fuels, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP Today.
Aug 24, 2016
Frenell's latest CSP plant design incorporates a higher-temperature molten salt system to provide overnight storage and a lower cost of energy in a move which could boost lagging Fresnel deployment.
Jul 27, 2016
Developers are focusing on performance improvements, standardization and supply chain savings from large-scale deployments to fend off competition from falling PV and battery prices, industry experts told CSP Today.
Jul 13, 2016
Increasing confidence in China’s Feed in Tariff plans has supported a wave of new project proposals from international firms looking to optimize supply chain opportunities.
Jun 29, 2016
CSP generation costs could drop to $77/MWh by 2025 but storage and hybrid solar plants can provide further value by following load, Jose Alfonso Nebrera, Director of Spanish engineering firm ACS SCE, said at the MENASOL 2016 conference on May 26.
Jun 10, 2016
South Africa could reduce transmission capacity shortages by introducing nodal pricing to support PV development in lower yield areas with less grid constraints and optimize the placement of wind and CSP plants, Corne van der Westhuizen, Project Development Manager at Juwi, said.
Jun 9, 2016
Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8.
May 27, 2016
Lenders to new solar and wind projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will favor quality and performance over cost and will require governments to embrace private partnerships, leading financiers said at the MENASol 2016 conference on May 26.
May 26, 2016
Saudi Arabia can meet its growing power needs solely through the deployment of new solar projects with energy storage, Dr Ibrahim Babelli, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia, said at the MENASol 2016 conference on May 25.
May 18, 2016
South Africa's CSP expansion has thus far been driven by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) but industry experts see strong growth potential in industrial and microgrid applications.