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Oct 16, 2019
The ground-breaking 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant could start commissioning by end of 2019 and the fund-owned developer is studying larger projects at three other sites in northern Chile, Francisco Vizcaino, Project Director at Cerro Dominador, told New Energy Update.
Oct 2, 2019
A 4.5 GW solar build plan proposed by multilaterals and governments in Botswana and Namibia will present significant scaling challenges, requiring clear political momentum and a ramped tendering and development process, regional experts told New Energy Update.
Sep 18, 2019
In record time, Abengoa met granular performance targets at Xina Solar One that maximize evening output, highlighting the advancements made in CSP construction and operations.
Sep 11, 2019
Soon to complete its first full-scale module in Morocco, CSP developer 247Solar predicts series build gains could reduce capex to $3,000/kWe and sees advantages for industrial energy supply.
Jul 31, 2019
A new ceramic particle CSP receiver soon to be tested in the U.S. could lower the cost of energy by up to 20% and accelerate industrial heat deployment through particle transport innovations, Reiner Buck, Head of Solar Tower Systems at German Aerospace Centre (DLR), told New Energy Update.
Jul 17, 2019
European researchers are preparing to install automated dry-cleaning and sensor technology at operational CSP plants that will cut water usage, labor costs and stabilize reflectance levels.
Jul 3, 2019
Kuwait has expanded its 2030 renewables target at the Shagaya renewable energy complex to 4 GW but CSP developers will have to wait until a third phase of development, due online in 2025-26, to secure projects, Osamah Alsayegh, Executive Director of Energy & Building Research Center at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, told New Energy Update.
Jun 19, 2019
Tests at the world's highest-temperature sCO2 turbine indicate lower costs and faster ramping will make even smaller CSP plants competitive, U.S. researchers told New Energy Update.