Palen Concentrated Solar Power project is on hold, but its Spanish developer is powering ahead with plans to build massive solar towers across the Southwest.
Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California.
The projects include thermal energy storage for concentrated solar power plants and improved forecasting for wind power and solar energy production.
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.
BrightSource Energy says the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is doing just fine.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, currently the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, is located in the California Mojave Desert, southwest of Las Vegas.
Abengoa has decided to continue pushing forward with the development of the Palen concentrated solar power (CSP) project regardless of the withdrawal of its planning application in September.
Abengoa announced last week that it had bought out BrightSource’s interest in Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), and that it would develop the project on its own.
The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project will now incorporate Abengoa’s technology, including a large storage system, to better meet the needs of California.
The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California.
Concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage could fill the gaps in intermittent renewable generation
Concentrated solar power with storage could fill the gaps in intermittent renewable generation, limiting the need for carbon-emitting natural gas plants.
The media has not been kind to the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry of late.
BrightSource Energy and Abengoa Solar withdrew their application for the Palen concentrating solar power project Friday afternoon.