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CSP Tracker Quarterly Update March 2018

The March 2018 edition of the quarterly update analyses the latest developments in the global CSP market, offering key insights including:

- A market specific technology spotlight
- Financial news on loan approvals and funding opportunities
- Latest progress, targets and deadlines across regional markets
- Insight into upcoming events for CSP projects and markets
- Project development, market development, corporate deals and political news

CSP Tracker Quarterly Update December 2017

*Updates on Aurora and Freedom Energy One CSP projects in South Australia
*Andes Green Energy plans two solar-hybrid projects in Chile
*New CSP plant comes online in Sardinia, Italy
*Updates on the 2 GW Sandstone project in the United States
*RioHuan JV starts manufacturing parabolic trough mirrors in China
*Construction updates on Miraah solar thermal project in Oman
*Waad Al Shamal ISCC in Saudi Arabia breaks ground
*CSP technology advancements at Sandia National Laboratories
*Newly announced CSP funding opportunities

CSP Tracker Quarterly Update September 2017

*Two large-scale CSP parks proposed in China
*Five teams shortlisted for 800 MW Noor Midelt solar complex
*DOE announces $62 million in new CSP funding
*SolarReserve receives environmental approval for 390 MW Likana CSP project
*Latest progress on Atacama 1 in Chile
*TuNur files request for authorization for 4.5 GW solar export project
*DEWA awards 700 MW CSP project at 7.3 US cents/kWh
*Xina Solar One enters operation in South Africa
*SolarReserve signs PPA for 150 MW CSP plant in South Australia

CSP Tracker Quarterly Update June 2017

*Australia's latest plans for CSP development
*DEWA receives bids from four consortia for 200 MW CSP project.
*Spain loses its first international court case over cuts to CSP subsidies
*CSP energy storage firm to work with US DOE's Argonne National Laboratory
*Abengoa completes financial restructuring
*Finland research centre develops hybrid CSP-fossil fuel plant design

CSP Tracker Quarterly Update April 2017

*Saudi Arabia CSP plan to 2023.
*Dubai targeting 1 GW of CSP by 2030.
*China’s 13th Five-Year Plan for CSP between 2016 and 2020.
*South Australia’s CSP project proposals for Port Augusta.
*Chile's140 MW CEME 1 CSP-PV hybrid complex.
*Kuwait Oil Company’s newly announced solar enhanced oil recovery project.
*NamPower’s 150 MW CSP project.

CSP Today Quarterly Update December 2016

In this edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update:

*Agua Prieta II ISCC project in Mexico enters operation
*Thermax, Frenell start construction on Asia’s first integrated CSP plant
*MASEN to launch tender for Noor Midelt in early 2017
*SUNCNIM achieves financial close for its eLLO project in France
*SolarReserve proposes six CSP projects for South Australia
*ACWA Power establishes new renewable energy subsidiary
*Abengoa’s Xina Solar One enters commissioning
*DEWA invites EOIs for 200 MW CSP tower project
*TuNur project in Tunisia to be implemented in two phases
*247Solar, Stellenergy partner to build South Africa’s first 247Solar CSP plant
*U.S. BLM releases new rule for solar development on public lands
*SolarReserve plans 2 GW of new CSP capacity in Nevada

CSP Today Quarterly Update September 2016

In this edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update:
*China announces feed-in-tariffs for CSP demonstration projects
*Construction progress made on Xina Solar One, Kathu CSP plant, Noor II and Noor III
*MASEN invites pre-qualifications for the development of Noor Midelt phase one
*New projects added to South Africa and Chile’s project pipeline
*2 MW CSP demo plant inaugurated in Sicily
*Dubai to tender 200 MW CSP tower project with storage
*U.S. DoE awards nearly $9 million to six CSP R&D projects

CSP Today Quarterly Update June 2016

In this edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update
* Two US CSP OEMs sign separate join ventures with Chinese companies to develop 1 GW of CSP each
* Hybrid CSP-PV projects go ahead in Argentina, Chile and Mexico
* Kom Ombo project (Egypt) doubles in size, reaching 100 MW
* Deadline extended in Abdaliyah ISCC project in Kuwait

CSP Today Quarterly Update March 2016

In this edition of the quarterly update:
* Information on South Africa's pipeline: five projects under development (500 MW) and 17 in planning (2,400 MW)
* Expression's of interest called for Morocco's new hybrid PV-CSP project: Noor Midelt project
* Construction started on Saudi Arabia's first CSP projects: Duba 1 and Waad Al Shamaal.
* Launch of two landmark projects in Africa: Noor 1 and Khi Solar One.

CSP Today Quarterly Update December 2015

This edition of the Quarterly Update covers the most significant news of the last three months, including:
• In the next month, once the Noor I project comes on-line, installed CSP capacity worldwide will reach 4,839 MW, from around 4,249 MW in the same quarter last year.

• The largest number of new CSP projects to be announced over the last three months was in China and South Africa

• Brazil has invited proposals for CSP R&D projects; Chile is auctioning 443 hectares of state-owned land for the development of renewable energy projects, including CSP; and China has invited proposals for the development of commercial CSP demonstration projects.

• Gujarat Solar One in India, Shagaya in Kuwait, and Nampower project in Namibia are currently moving forward.

CSP Today Quarterly Update: September 2015 edition

The September 2015 edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update analyses the latest developments in the global CSP market, offering key insights into the latest market developments including:

- New project announcements in Chile, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Oman
- Updates on Elecnor’s Camarones in Chile, ACWA Power’s Bokpoort in Morocco, Megalim’s Ashalim Plot-B in Israel, and CGN’s Qinghai Delingha in China
- California's first CSP-powered desalination plant.

CSP Today Quarterly Update: June 2015 edition

The June 2015 edition of the CSP Today Quarterly Update analyses the latest developments in the global CSP market, offering key insights into the latest market developments including:
- The outcomes of Window 4 under South Africa’s REIPPPP and what to expect for Window 5
- New projects gaining traction in Chile
- Breakdowns of project pipelines according to country, status and technology in over 30 CSP markets with detailed analysis of South Africa, Morocco, USA, Chile, Australia, India, Cyprus, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE

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