SolarReserve’s giant Concentrated Solar Power project in Nevada

The Sandstone project would see up to 10 solar towers built in Nevada for a total capacity of 2 GW. 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 [...]

Debunking Myths about Concentrated Solar Power

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California (US), the world’s largest solar power plant, is a concentrating solar power (CSP) complex that uses more than 300,000 mirrors to generate electricity. On 19 May when a small fire shut down a generating tower the mainstream press jumped on the news [...]

California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar power, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Concentrated Solar Power generation could provide around 6,000 TWh in California

The report, "Efficient use of land to meet sustainable energy needs" was published in Nature Climate Change, and found that there is enough space in the state suitable for solar power to power three to five Californias.

California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014

California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014: the Genesis project in Riverside County and the Ivanpah and Mojave projects in San Bernardino County.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Mojave 280 MW declares commercial operation

Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California.

California makes investment in Concentrated Solar Power R&D program

The projects include thermal energy storage for concentrated solar power plants and improved forecasting for wind power and solar energy production.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage cheaper than photovoltaic (PV) with batteries

Abengoa is now evaluating a new design that could reduce proposed capacity but plans Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) as a single tower including thermal energy storage.