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Nov 30, 2016
South Africa CSP developers must work closely with state power utility Eskom to develop co-funding models for grid connections that will spur development in a market held back by weak state finances and uncertain capacity targets.
Nov 16, 2016
U.S. CSP developers must respond to regional market needs to ensure utilities recognize the value of thermal energy storage in utility offtake contracts, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP Today.
Nov 2, 2016
Project sponsors must prioritize market-focused offtake contracts and tap all private and public debt sources to maximize bankability and build on rising confidence in CSP technology, industry experts told CSP Today.
Oct 19, 2016
China’s first utility-scale CSP plants will lower development costs using domestic supply but extreme weather conditions in high-DNI areas could offset savings, industry experts told CSP Today.
Oct 5, 2016
CSP developers must target energy storage capacities based on market needs to maximize cost advantages from longer dispatchability and higher capacity factors, industry experts told CSP Today.
Sep 21, 2016
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is eyeing a globally-competitive tariff of around $80/MWh for its first-ever CSP project, due to high investor confidence in local banking markets and global pricing pressure from growing project pipelines, experts told CSP Today.
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.