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  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) slipped from an all-time high in production of 885 GWh in 2008 to 862 GWh in 2009. New capacity becoming operational in 2010 pushed production to 1121 GWh and an estimated 1475 GWh in 2011. The wholesale value from this technology, also known as Solar Thermal power, generated $68 USD million in 2008, $102 million in 2009, to $362 million in 2010. 2011 sales should ...


  • Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrating Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced a new concentrating solar power (CSP) project led by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The project will integrate utility-scale CSP technology with SMUD’s 500-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired Cosumnes Power Plant. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates world’s largest concentrating solar power project

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will participate today in the opening of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. As President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is becoming a global leader in solar energy -- demonstrated by a new industry report which found that U.S. utility-scale solar set a record with ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Concentrated Solar Power Market 2012-2016 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New opportunities for the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Industry

    CSP project environmental approval and CSP-PV mix signifies even more potential for the concentrated solar thermal power industry to grow in the US 03 April, London With the recent approval of Solar Reserve’s 200-megawatt, two-tower Saguache Solar Energy Project comes a sense of excitement for not only Solar Reserve, but the industry as a whole.  As Solana, Ivanpah, Cresecent ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Research Report

    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) slipped from an all-time high in production of 885 GWh in 2008 to 862 GWh in 2009. New capacity becoming operational in 2010 pushed production to 1121 GWh and an estimated 1475 GWh in 2011. The wholesale value from this technology, also known as Solar Thermal power, generated $68 USD million in 2008, $102 million in 2009, to $362 million in 2010. 2011 sales should ...


  • Major Solar Power Market Segments for Trackers Installations - Solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power

    The installation of trackers in solar power projects increased from 434 MW in 2009 to 1,997 MW in 2012. In 2012, 998 MW of tracker capacity was installed in solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects and 953 MW in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects, equivalent to 50% and 47.7% shares of the total number of solar trackers installed respectively. Currently, Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) projects ...


  • Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation as a result. Also ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation as a result. Also ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar energy to be cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments totaling $10 million over five years for two university-led projects to advance innovative ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Thermal Power capacity continues growing despite economic uncertainty

    Usual suspects Spain and the USA lead the industry with a combined market share of over 90% of projects under construction. New markets open up in MENA, Australia and India where 1.9 GW of CSP have been announced, according to new report by CSP Today Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) bucks the downward economic trend by continuing to grow apace despite tough economic times, According ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Focus on concentrated solar power: E.ON promotes research into heat storage systems

    The new call for applications under E.ON’s international research initiative focuses on a highly topical energy trend: 'Heat storage for concentrated solar power'. This topic is the third key subject area on which E.ON is inviting universities and institutes worldwide to submit proposals for innovative research projects. Concentrated solar power (CSP) bundles the sun’s rays so that electricity ...


    By E.ON AG

  • North America’s Concentrated Solar Power Industry to Convene in San Francisco This June

    Over 650 Concentrated Solar Power industry leaders are set to meet in San Francisco this June 24-25 for the 4th Annual Concentrated Solar Power Summit. The largest industry event of it’s kind in North America. Most recent CSP Today findings have shown that over the next 3 years North America will prove to be a booming market for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power – set to be worth in excess of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Power leading energy storage race in 2014

    Regulatory bodies including CPUC and FERC continue to roll out requirements supporting the development of energy storage technologies to deal with the problem of grid intermittency created by high levels of renewable integration. As a result of this there is growing interest in concentrated solar power (CSP) as a procurement option. The strongest storage mandate to date has been set out by the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Growing a local concentrated solar thermal power economy in South Africa

    In recent months South Africa has seen a dramatic change in its energy policy as the Department of Energy, NERSA and Eskom have taken steps to move to a renewable energy future. On November 4th the Independent Power Producer bidding process for the first 200MW of CSP will close, leaving many anxious developers waiting until COP17 to find out if their project has won the tender. In answering the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Mitsubishi Corp Enters Concentrated Solar Power Generation Business in Spain

    Mitsubishi Corporation ("MC") has acquired a share in Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") generation plants (4 plants with total of 200 MW in capacity) and become the first Japanese company to own CSP plants under commercial operational stage. All the four plants, until MC's acquisition, are held by Acciona, which is the world's largest independent (non-utility) renewable energy developer and owner. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Namibia evaluating concentrated solar power potential in feasibility study

    Namibian utility NamPower is the implementing agent for the execution of a new feasibility study to establish a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant with storage in the country. NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) are working on the feasibility of a CSP plant of at least 50 MW with storage. The final plant specifications will be confirmed through the feasibility study. As Margaret ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Concentrated Solar Power Could Supply 11.3% of Global Electricity by 2050

    Global concentrated solar power (CSP) markets are growing faster than ever. CSP's dispatchability, increased efficiency and track record in innovation has led to projections that by 2050, with appropriate support, CSP could provide 11.3% of global electricity, with 9.6% ...

  • Voting commences to recognize the best of the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power industry

    The battle between CSP developers, EPCs, technology providers and manufactures has begun as the CSP Today USA 2012 Award nominations officially opened this week.  This year’s prestigious awards ceremony will be taking place on June 27 in Las Vegas with an exciting new line up of awards Heidi Hafes, CSP Today, London Amidst the backdrop of a challenging US CSP market, there have ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Marked by Volatility, Concentrated Solar Power Market To More Than Double by 2020

    At the moment, the market for concentrated solar power (CSP) systems is paused -- not stopped, according to a recent report from Pike Research. The sector has been marked by volatility since the technology began to experience a revival in 2004, and that up-and-down movement is likely to persist through the remainder of the decade as the price of rival photovoltaic modules continues its dramatic ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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