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.

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Gains from CSP with storage hinge on market-specific designs

CSP developers must target energy storage capacities based on market needs to maximize cost advantages from longer dispatchability and higher...

CSP competition heats up as Fresnel design taps higher temperatures

Frenell's latest CSP plant design incorporates a higher-temperature molten salt system to provide overnight storage and a lower cost of energy...

Wilson Solarpower targets $50/MWh; Abengoa signs deal with creditors

Solar thermal news you need to know.

CSP developers seek cost savings to protect overnight storage advantage

Developers are focusing on performance improvements, standardization and supply chain savings from large-scale deployments to fend off competition...

CSP cost forecasts undervalue benefit to future grid balancing

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...

South African CSP plant records 24-hour output; GE assumes Ashalim EPC role

Abengoa's Khi Solar One completes 24-hour commercial output

ACWA Power starts up South African plant; Israel's Ashalim to use advanced technology

ACWA Power completes its first South African plant

Saudi Arabia’s first ISCC plant to set record low CSP cost

Site activities are underway for the Duba 1 Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) station which will host the largest integrated CSP capacity in the...

UAE’s MISP center accelerates pre-commercial tech development

The Masdar Institute Solar Platform is working with technology firms to drive up temperature capabilities, improve efficiencies and reduce the cost...

Stellio heliostat set to cut CSP tower costs by 20%

A new heliostat modeled on South African data is using a pentagonal reflector design, innovative construction techniques and smart software to boost...

US energy-dense storage system set to raise tower efficiency

Southern Research plans to commission by October 2017 a 1 MWh(th) energy storage demonstration unit using its high temperature thermochemical...

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