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  • CSP and mining in Chile

    With a mining industry that produces 35% of the world´s copper, it is imperative for Chile´s economic growth to produce energy from a source that is secure, dispatchable and unlimited. In an exclusive online webinar last week, hosted by CSP Today, experts discussed the positive impact that solar CSP could have on Chile’s mining industry. With many mining markets located in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Italy: the next CSP hotspot?

    Italy could potentially have a booming CSP market, thanks to high DNI levels in the southern parts of the country and in the main islands of Sardinia and Sicily – where one of the newest CSP plants, the 50 MW Mazara, is being built. Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for CSP generation and industrial needs for process heat should make the market even more attractive. So why aren't developers flocking ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

    Part 1: Finding the right partners for Noor II and III When the Request For Qualifications [RFQ] for Noor II and III came out we started talking to companies we knew well through our experience with Torresol and Shams.  However, this was the first bidding process in which we had participated on the bidding side here at Masdar.  At Shams 1[100MW project in Abu Dhabi] and on other ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Landmark week for CSP in South Africa

    1 November 2011, London, CSP Today On Friday 4th November the IPP Procurement Programme in South Africa will see the deadline for the first round of bids. The IPP programme has been designed to contribute towards the target of 3 725 megawatts of renewable energy and towards socio-economic and environmentally sustainable growth. The vision is to start and stimulate the renewable industry in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 8 Reasons You Won`t Pass Your EHS Certification Exam

    You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam. However, there may be some things you haven’t considered that will keep you from passing your certification exam. I’ve talked to many clients over the years and there are some common themes in regards to reasons why candidates ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • Kuwait: A CSP market worth entering?

    Kuwait's renewable energy plans show that CSP has a paramount role to play in the country's future energy mix, but when will developments pick up pace? Progress in Kuwait's CSP projects has been slower than anticipated. While the net gas importer signed multi-year supply deals for liquefied natural gas with Qatargas and Shell, and is considering similar agreements with Iran and the United ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Determining performance characteristics crucial for CSP

    Why is the performance testing of newly developed plants important for the future of large scale projects in the US? As the development of large-scale CSP projects begins in the United States, the ability to accurately determine the performance characteristics in the efficiency, heat losses and overall power output of plants under operation is essential for generating widespread confidence in CSP ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Today Markets Report 2014

    The next few years are likely to be defining ones for the future development of CSP in Chile and the opportunities are beginning to develop. Plan your business strategy for CSP investment with in-depth analysis of global CSP market conditions. Special focus on South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the USA, India, Chile, China and the UAE. Project pipelines: making use of the CSP Today ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Gujarat looking to promote the CSP advantage

    As India’s National Solar Mission takes a back seat for concentrated solar power projects, regional opportunities have sprung to the fore – and Gujarat intends to capitalize. When it was announced in December that the CSP allocation of the National Solar Mission would be delayed, developers began looking further afield in the quest for new projects.  Gujarat has been pushing ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • A CSP developer`s DNI dream

    In an emerging CSP market such as South Africa, one of the many challenges developers face is siting the project based on acquiring accurate Direct Normal Irradiation data, as optimal siting of CSP plants is a key component to plant efficiency, and ultimate profitability. London, UK, August 24 2011 DNI plays a role because it is used to predict the output of concentrated solar power ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Determining performance characteristics crucial for CSP

    As the development of large-scale CSP projects begins in the United States, the ability to accurately determine the performance characteristics in the efficiency, heat losses and overall power output of plants under operation is essential for generating widespread confidence in CSP technologies. After more than 10 years in hibernation, parabolic trough technology has been revived again with ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Supply chain roadblocks problematic for Indian CSP

    CSP Today explore the difficulties that the Indian CSP industry have faced in treading the fine line between reliance on foreign expertise and building a local manufacturing base, as solar power ramps up in the country. Developing an indigenous supply chain for solar thermal power projects in India was a fundamental goal of the National Solar Mission (NSM), launched by the Indian Government in ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Today Markets Forecast Report: 2015-2025

    Streamline resources and plan market strategies in line with the shifting capacity trajectories The CSP Today Markets Forecast 2015-2025 presents both a short- and long-term outlook on the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) in the global market, as well as in six key markets. Using data from the CSP Today Global Tracker and insights from industry stakeholders, the forecast aims ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Indian CSP - Concentrating efforts to meet the JNNSN deadline

    CSP Today reveals the important steps Indian developers are taking to meet the JNNSM deadline in May 2013. In December 2010 the Phase I bidding process of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in India was completed with more than sixty companies submitting bids. The reverse bidding mechanism that was introduced under the JNNSM meant that solar projects were awarded to the lowest ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP could be the best energy solution for the mining industry

    Chile could be the make or break of the concentrated solar power industry in finding a way to work closely with the mining industry. Many mining companies in the Great North would greatly benefit from being able to take advantage of an abundant and free solar resource that could eliminate reliance on expensive energy imports. As part of the inaugural CSP Today LATAM conference, CSP Today has ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP´s growth directly connected to the industry’s diversification

    A recent CSP Today webinar exclusively focused on the diversification opportunities for the CSP industry revealed the present situation of CSP and the action plan to be followed by the sector to grow despite adversity The global economic downturn, the lower prices of PV and natural gas and the approval of a royal decree suspending all incentives for renewable energy sources in Spain; have ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

    The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California. DRECP would close approximately 20 million acres of a 22 million acre area of California desert lands to large-scale renewable energy development, while still allowing renewable development on ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

    A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Today Markets Report 2015 - Morocco

    Plan your CSP business strategy in Morocco: Project pipeline: Analyze the country’s pipeline with detailed project data and breakdowns by project status and technology Local CSP ecosystem: Find a list of key players and potential local partners including government agencies, developers, EPCs and component suppliers CSP Today’s Markets Scorecard 2015: ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Local challenges confronting the CSP market in South Africa

    Lacking of a definitive Government energy policy in South Africa has been a key barrier hindering progress in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market in the country. The CSP Today’s South Africa 3 part guide’ states: “The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), published in mid-2010, identified South Africa’s 2013 renewables target of 10,000 GWh of energy from all renewable ...


    By FCBI Energy

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