• Nominations for MENASOL Awards 2015 are now open

    (Feb 24, 2015)

    The Award Winning Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Expo is organizing for the first time the MENASOL Awards 2015 to celebrate CSP and PV companies in their effort to develop solar power in the region.

  • Why Shari’a compliant finance matters for CSP projects in the Gulf region

    (Feb 20, 2015)

    Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power is growing its Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) portfolio rapidly within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • When will CSP take off in emerging markets?

    (Feb 13, 2015)

    Many countries seem to have the ideal conditions for CSP: high DNI, vast stretches of empty land, and an urgent need for alternative energy sources. So why aren’t these markets adopting the only renewable energy technology that can produce power around the clock?

  • Heatcrete or Molten Salt?

    (Feb 13, 2015)

    This article is the first of The Expert Column series, a space where two experts present their opinions with regards to a topic proposed by CSP Today. This time, Juan Barragán (NEST AS) and Mark Schmitz (TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH) discuss: Heatcrete or Molten Salt?

  • Flux lab research gets KTH boost

    (Feb 6, 2015)

    A Nordic solar flux laboratory at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden now offers CSP developers greater flexibility in carrying out new research.

  • Does wind plus storage pose a threat to CSP?

    (Jan 30, 2015)

    CSP developers have traditionally feared competition from PV, but wind coupled with storage is potentially just as great a danger.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 23 – March 2

    (Mar 2, 2015)

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa, IDC, Eskom; Algerian Ministry of Energy; Morgan Stanley, ACS, GIP, Saeta Yield, Spanish Securities & Exchange Commission; Dow Chemical, NEST AS and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 16 - 23

    (Feb 23, 2015)

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organizations: The Cyprus Institute (CyI); Nevada Bureau of Land Management, SolarReserve, NV Energy; Desertec, the WEF; Aora Solar, the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and the Ethiopian Energy Authority.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: February 9 - 16

    (Feb 16, 2015)

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Exergy Power, SolarReserve; ACS, Saeta Yield; Reliance Power, the Government of Rajasthan; North China Electric Power University, the Chinese Academy of Science.

  • Nominations for MENASOL Awards 2015 are now open

    (Feb 24, 2015)

    The Award Winning Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Expo is organizing for the first time the MENASOL Awards 2015 to celebrate CSP and PV companies in their effort to develop solar power in the region.

  • MESIA to host a breakfast briefing with ACWA POWER

    (Feb 3, 2015)

    This Thursday 12 February the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) will host a Breakfast Briefing with Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, in Dubai.

  • 600 MW of CSP being developed in South Africa

    (Feb 2, 2015)

    Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects are advancing rapidly in South Africa, with government support for independent power producers (IPPs) and new interest from financiers and investors.