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  • What’s in store for CSP in 2012?

    The flurry of activity seen in the last 6 months demonstrates that CSP is a young but rapidly-evolving industry. In the second half of 2011 several plants were connected to the grid, new projects were announced and substantial projects were cancelled. So, what´s in store for the CSP industry in 2012? This is a critical question that the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Reviving the CSP Market in the US

    The time has come to face the difficulties in the CSP market in the US, and power the industry towards a prosperous future for the long term. The CSP Today USA 2012 conference, due to take place on 27-28 June in Las Vegas, is set to be the forum where the industry will gather to set the foundations of success for the challenging months ahead. Heidi Hafes, CSP Today, London ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP leaders to meet at International CSP Today Sevilla Summit in November

    CSP Today has launched its 7th International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, in which the main stakeholders gather to discuss the future of the industry. The entire global CSP community will be present at the summit to overcome current challenges. Sevilla will host for the 7th time the International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit (CSP Today Sevilla) on the 12-13th November 2013. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Light after a difficult year for CSP

    Cutting-edge research institutions, leading international companies and major stakeholders are coming together in the only technical-focused CSP event this year CSP Today Enhanced Plant Engineering 2013 (12-13 November, Sevilla). After a difficult year for CSP, with major regulation changes, project delays and increasing competition from other renewable energies, cutting-edge research ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • World’s largest CSP Fresnel plant is the first American CSP technology export

    The deserts of Arizona and Rajasthan may be over 8,000Km apart but they are linked by the deployment of CSP Fresnel technology. The common denominator is AREVA Solar, the technology supplier for a 5MW CSP booster installation on Tucson Electric Powers’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station and to Reliance Power’s new Indian plants.  AREVA Solar purchased California based Fresnel ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • How Gemasolar changed the landscape for CSP

    Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar tower plant represents one of the most important milestones in the history of CSP, the audience of a recent CSP Today webinar has heard. Santiago Arias remembers the reaction he got when people found out his company was looking into CSP storage at a SolarPACES conference six years ago. “Most of our competitors said we were mad to do something nobody ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Diversifying CSP into new and lucrative opportunities

    The international CSP community is set to meet this 13–14 November as CSP Today Sevilla returns in its sixth edition, bringing this year international delegations from the most promising new markets for CSP, site visits to Gemasolar and Palama del Rio II, the CSP Today International Awards, a targeted CSP exhibition and much more Whilst Spain has been a strong driving force for the CSP ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Gold Rush in South Africa

    With the first 200MW of Concentrated Solar Thermal Power allocated as part of South Africa’s IPP programme, the question at the forefront of the industry is does this represent a market changer or a one off opportunity? London, UK, August 17 2011 The Ministry of Energy in South Africa officially launched the Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Programme earlier this ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 ...


  • Morocco’s Noor hybrid projects extend the reach of CSP

    The first of these independent power projects, Noor Midelt, is envisioned as a solar power complex with a total installed capacity of 400 MW, utilizing 80–85% CSP and 15–20% PV.  Noor Tata, the second solar hybrid complex, will also have a capacity of around 400 MW and will be located between Midelt and Ouarzazate. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) will invite ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Technical analysis on CSP Tower technology in Chile released

    Following the publication of the report “CSP Tower and Chile – Part 1: Market Evolution”, CSP Today publishes the second part of the report entitled “Part 2: Technology”. The new piece covers the technical aspects of the technology that is growing considerably in Chile. Belén Gallego, CEO of CSP Today and one of the authors of the guide, explains the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP-PV pricing… The ongoing price war

    The ongoing PV vs CSP competition is studied in depth at the upcoming CSP TODAY USA 2011 event in Las Vegas (June 29-30). Solar Trust of America announced in May its decision to form a joint venture with leading PV developer SolarHybrid AG. It is the latest - ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Finalists announcement for the CSP Today US Awards 2011

    The 2nd edition of the CSP Today Awards USA 2011 will take place on Tuesday, 28th of June, as part of CSP TODAY USA 2011 conference, in its 5th edition this year. With thousands of online votes, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Idener: Talking controls for the maturing CSP industry

    As the attention of the CSP industry turns towards understanding how to optimise the output of new and existing plants, system controls have become a vital cog in the process.  Idener, a spin-off from the University of Seville’s technological base, are developing these controls, and have just been announced as a sponsor of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe conference, taking place 31st ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Plant Optimization Now Crucial for Large-scale CSP

    The United States has emerged as a leader in the new global energy economy, with the development of super-scale CSP plants set to revolutionize energy markets in the US – recently announced figures show there is 10,989MW of capacity in development today, and with $ 4.85bn of co-financing mobilized CSP looks set to dominate the renewable energy market in the US. However, despite this ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP Today: interview with Anoop Mathur from Terrafore

    Ahead of the First Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India, CSP Today catches up with Anoop Mathur from Terrafore, who will be speaking at the Summit. CSP Today: What are the main opportunities for the CSP companies in India? Anoop Mathur: It is the best and opportunistic time to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP plant optimisation – maximising output with Ferrostaal

    As part of the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), CSP Today have been speaking to the biggest companies participating in the summit – to find out why the CSP industry should be concerned with the optimisation of new and existing plants.  Research has indicated that balance of plant costs are now over 50% of the total lifetime cost of a ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • South African CSP: Weighing up the opportunity

    At first glance South Africa’s decision to invite bids for 200 MW of CSP is not doing the industry many favours. On closer inspection, however, there could be a sizeable opportunity. London, UK, September 28th  2011 This month 800-plus green power professionals gathered at South Africa’s largest conference centre, the Gallagher Estate, to hear about the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • CSP cost and feasibility considered in MENA webinar

    A recent CSP Today webinar on the prospects for the concentrated solar thermal power industry in the Middle East and North Africa is now available for viewing. The 60 minute webinar addressed the opportunities open across the MENA region for CSP companies, with a cost analysis for the technology and a detailed look at hybridization. Luis Crespo, President of ESTELA, ...


    By FCBI Energy

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