Assessing the bankability of project controls will be key to mitigating the risks and monetizing more value from energy storage systems moving forward, according to Michael Kleinberg, senior consultant at risk management company DNV GL.
Saudi Aramco sees PV storage as most economic at under 4 storage hours
Jun 1, 2016
PV with lithium-ion battery storage is more cost-competitive than CSP for storing up to four hours of energy, based on today’s technology and cost, said Tim Polega, executive head of Saudi Aramco's renewable energy program.
Tech firms respond to growing plant portfolios with new optimization solutions
Jun 30, 2015
New technologies such as mass-module imaging software by Germany’s Photovoltaik-Institut provide investors with more advanced error assessment tools to make cost-saving decisions on product warranties and production optimization.
US energy storage installations jump 40% in 2014 as Lithium-ion still dominates
Apr 20, 2015
In 2014, 180 individual energy storage installations for a total market size of $128 million were completed in the US. This year is expected to be the biggest in the market’s history.
Why CSP need not fear MIT’s steam generation breakthrough
Sep 12, 2014
An MIT discovery that allows steam to be generated at ambient temperatures and pressures looks unlikely to land the CSP sector in hot water.
SunOyster set to Double the Power
Nov 4, 2013
Just in time for the CSP Today conference in Seville - where the SunOyster is exhibitor - the Hamburg-based company completed the installation of its first zero series machine in Germany.
Benefits of big and small scale CSP plants
Oct 21, 2013
CSP provides electricity to the grid in a far more stable way than other technologies can, but due to its scalability it can also provide important cost-effective industrial solutions.
Abengoa completes first solar tower receiver in South Africa
Sep 2, 2013
Last week Seville-based CSP developer Abengoa completed the first solar tower receiver structure in South Africa. The structure is part of the 50MW Khi Solar One plant in the Northern Cape region.