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Noor II and Noor III eye cost savings from site integration
May 4, 2016
With similar timeframes and a shared site, the Noor II and Noor III CSP projects in Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex are expected to gain from multiple synergies during both construction and operations, Badis Derradji, ACWA Power’s managing director for Morocco, told CSP Today.
Yieldcos require pipeline growth to recover from oil, fiscal policy impact
Sep 14, 2015
An anticipated hike in US interest rates paired with the looming expiration of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) may prompt solar developers and investors to re-think how to use Yieldcos and other financial products to finance future solar projects, Moody’s Vice President & Senior Credit Officer Swami Venkataraman told PV Insider.
CSP could provide 10% of South Africa’s power if grid links improved
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.
Winners of the MENASOL 2015 Awards
May 19, 2015
CSP Today and PV Insider are proud to announce the winners of the MENASOL 2015 Awards. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, 13th May, as part of the 7th Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference and Expo, MENASOL 2015.
European utilities: Will a growing renewable focus benefit CSP?
Jan 23, 2015
E.ON’s bold decision to focus solely on renewable generation raises the question of whether CSP might be needed for base-load power by like-minded European utilities.
CSP projects: The costs of lagging behind schedule
Nov 27, 2014
CSP project delays may be caused by many different reasons: from unexpected archaeological findings at a CSP site to problems with contractors, as well as long permitting proceedings. However, what all of them have in common is their power to cause important financial problems for CSP developers.
Italy: the next CSP hotspot?
Oct 17, 2014
Italy's southern regions are not too different from Spain's when it comes to the solar irradiance received, and with 17 CSP projects at different stages of development, the market could easily supply itself and its neighbours.
Shifting Sands in the Global CSP Market
Oct 10, 2014
The CSP industry has witnessed an exhilarating series of developments over the last few years. While emerging markets like South Africa and Morocco continue to advance, others, such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are progressing at a slower-than-expected pace.
Tough times ahead for CSP in Australia
Sep 24, 2014
Despite many favourable conditions for CSP, grid-connected projects have had a hard time taking off in Australia. Things are unlikely to get better with the current government.
Industrial applications: a new Holy Grail for CSP?
Sep 19, 2014
CSP has always been first and foremost about grid energy generation. But with PV offering a cheaper alternative, perhaps it makes sense to focus on other applications.
Why CSP need not fear MIT’s steam generation breakthrough
Sep 12, 2014
An MIT discovery that allows steam to be generated at ambient temperatures and pressures looks unlikely to land the CSP sector in hot water.