Energy storage, renewables and markets

The fact that all new power plants in Spain are expected to be renewable, added to the progressive closure of existing conventional power plants, prompts us to reflect upon the kind of market model that will enable the transition towards a low carbon energy system. This poses two fundamental questions. [...]

Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven [...]

China’s goal: 10 GW Concentrated Solar Power in 2020

CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) is growing in China. Before, China experimented with two small-scale CSP-plants operational. Right now, China is building seven CSP plants and again zeven in the near future.  China’s National Energy Administration did proposals for a green future including 3 objectives: for PV for CSP and for [...]

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power Tower Will Power Up in March

Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power will begin commercial operation before the end of March, and SolarReserve’s south-central Nevada solar project won’t stumble out of the gate the way power-tower forerunner Ivanpah