• Removing the myth of fouling in CSP steam generator design

    (Jan 22, 2015)

    The use of fouling factors is mistakenly requested in concentrated solar power (CSP) steam generator technical specifications, resulting in up to 30% oversized steam generator components, increased material costs and hindered CSP competitiveness as a result.

  • Protecting steel structures in CSP plants: A different approach

    (Jan 19, 2015)

    Steel is widely used in CSP plants and it represents an important part of the total solar field cost. Considering the latter accounts for between 40 % and 50 % of the CAPEX of a plant, a product that increases its lifetime will result in substantial cost savings for CSP developers.

  • Hybrid: The new mantra for CSP revival in India

    (Jan 19, 2015)

    CSP is making a comeback in India with the recently announced solar-biomass power plant. Could hybridisation finally pave the way for CSP deployment in the country?

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: January 19 -26

    (Jan 26, 2015)

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa Yield, BrightSource Energy, Solar Trust of America, California Energy Commission; ANEST; KA CARE, Chatham House; Flabeg FE, ACWA Group; The Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: January 12 – 19

    (Jan 19, 2015)

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: CSP Today, the Saudi Electricity Company, General Electric; Abengoa, Arizona Public Service; ACS Cobra, Saeta Yield.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: January 5 – 12

    (Jan 12, 2015)

    GDF Suez, Department of Energy of South Africa, SIOC Community Development Trust, Investec Bank, Lereko Metier, Public Investment Corporation; SolarReserve, ACWA Power; STT; Ibiden Co. Ltd, Masdar; Abengoa, EIG Global Energy Partners; ARPA-E.