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.

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SolarReserve's giant CSP project targets California peaks with 10-hour storage

U.S. CSP developers must respond to regional market needs to ensure utilities recognize the value of thermal energy storage in utility offtake...

CSP lenders push for competitive PPAs to build sustainable industry

Project sponsors must prioritize market-focused offtake contracts and tap all private and public debt sources to maximize bankability and build on...

China CSP projects pitch supply chain gains against local weather risks

China’s first utility-scale CSP plants will lower development costs using domestic supply but extreme weather conditions in high-DNI areas could...

Dubai set to hit record-low Middle East CSP price on its first project

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is eyeing a globally-competitive tariff of around $80/MWh for its first-ever CSP project, due to high...

China to install 1.4 GW CSP capacity by 2018; South Africa backs Redstone PPA

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SolarReserve eyes Chile CSP wins as surplus PV disrupts markets

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...

Developers forge China supply chain links in quest for competitive edge

Increasing confidence in China’s Feed in Tariff plans has supported a wave of new project proposals from international firms looking to optimize...

Dubai tenders for CSP plant; Construction starts on South Africa's Kathu

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South African tariff triggers proposed to ease grid blockages

South Africa could reduce transmission capacity shortages by introducing nodal pricing to support PV development in lower yield areas with less grid...

South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing...

MENA renewable energy lenders prioritize quality amid strong price pressure

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...

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