CSP’s costs are dropping as the market gains steam in the Middle East and China. Can this once-promising technology regain its mojo? Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming [...]
Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018
An estimated 550 MW of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) came online in 2018, increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW. CSP is also known as solar thermal electricity (STE). This annual increase represents the largest gain since 2014, and it occurred despite delays [...]
The Chinese Government’s recent launching of an ambitious strategic program to develop solar thermal power in the country will elevate it to a leading position by the year 2030, as well as will be serving as a basis for boosting this sector of renewables on a global scale. One of [...]
Solar thermal energy (STE), often named Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), is expected to play an important role in the world’s future electricity supply. Thermal energy storage, an essential part of a concentrating solar thermal power plant, allows for decoupling of solar energy harvest and subsequent electricity production. By this [...]
ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, is organising a half-day workshop “How Political Commitment Drives the STE/CSP Deployment Worldwide” on the 12th January 2017. We are pleased to invite you to our event and join us for the discussion on how political commitment driving the STE/CSP deployment [...]
New report shows that solar thermal electricity could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050 while creating millions of jobs. Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050, given the right conditions, [...]
Despite its inherent advantages, Concentrated Solar Power is still in a state of infancy in India.