Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) set to take a big role in the future energy mix, and huge price falls are coming. Just one question - how to reduce CSP's thirst for water?
This is the question many Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry players have been asking and it seems it could have a positive answer.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology providers need to improve system efficiency and reduce costs to compete with flat-panel PV.
The GTM Research forecasts 802 megawatts of Concentrating Solar Power for 2013, including Abengoa’s 280-megawatt Solana Generating Station with storage.
Concentrated solar power technology is an emerging, environmentally friendly way to produce electricity.
Renewable energies have suffered huge changes in recent years, increasing their competitiveness with fossil fuels in both prices and efficiency.
CSP installations in the United States are forecast to set new records in 2013, with total capacity increasing by a staggering 120%, to 1889.66MW.
A recent CSP Today webinar on the prospects for the concentrated solar thermal power industry in the Middle East and North Africa is now available for viewing.
Concentrating solar power, in which mirrors focus light over a large area into a central generator, has seen costs drop to as little as USD 0.14/kWh.
A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies.
The analysis covers solar energy photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), wind power, hydropower and biomass for power generation.
The biggest challenge for concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies is getting down the cost curve. But as with wind energy and photovoltaic solar energy that went before it, it’s a classic chicken and egg situation.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has a target for cost of electricity from Concentrating Solar Power of 6c/kWh.