The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power facility represented a significant breakthrough in the global solar industry and an important new field of cooperation between Spain and the UAE.
CSP may be deployed along with other renewable technologies such as wind power and solar PV which may contribute to increasing the reliability of supply in the absence of good grid connections.
Incorporation of solar thermal energy storage and/or auxiliary firing has an impact on the value of Concentrated Solar Power generation in electricity markets.
Concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) sits alongside photovoltaic solar energy electricity generation as a commercially available renewable energy technology capable of harnessing the immense solar resource.
CSP Today has just published a comprehensive report entitled “CSP Parabolic Trough Report—Costs and Performance”.