29 Oct '13, 2pm

US Solar Surge: Flipping Switches on a Hoover Dam of Utility-scale Concentrated Solar Power

During the few years the program had funding, it created the greatest increase in utility-scale clean energy in U.S. history, enabling the construction of some of the largest solar plants in the world, ending European hegemony in concentrated solar power (CSP). CSP creates electricity the old-fashioned way with turbines turned by steam, except that the fuel creating steam is not shoveled in constantly as coal or gas, but delivered free as sunlight. Competing with fossil energy, CSP can deliver dispatchable electricity on demand at any time day or night because of its inherent ability to provide thermal energy storage. On October 9th, Abengoa’s 280-MW Solana project quietly started shipping this dispatchable thermal electricity to the Arizona grid — during a government shutdown instigated by some of the same animosity to subsidies that shuttered the loan guarantee program. ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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