23 May '11, 4pm

Plant Optimization Now Crucial for Large-scale CSP: The United States has emerged as a leader in the new global...

However, despite this progress the long-term sustainability of CSP is by no means guaranteed. Reducing LCOE is a priority if CSP has any hope of competing with the dwindling prices and fierce competition from photovoltaics. In addition, 100MW+ projects like those being built in the US are new territory for all involved and success will come down to mastering the design, construction and operation of large-scale plants. Now more than ever it is essential that the industry utilizes its past experience to take its place as a renewables heavyweight. In a recent interview with CSP Today, Ken Anderson (Plant Manager, Cogentrix Energy) commented that “as plants become larger, the failure rate of projects increases”. To tackle this problem, the 2nd CSP Plant Optimization USA Conference has been launched, taking place September 7-8 in San Francisco. The event will bring together te...

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cleantechnica.com 22 May '11, 9am

The Obama administration provided a loan guarantee of $737 million to SolarReserve on Thursday to construct the first larg...

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renewableenergyworld.com 25 May '11, 10am

With thousands of online votes, the Concentrated Solar Thermal industry has selected its favourites to win the highly pric...

GOP cut crucial weather satellites with fierce hurricane season looming

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climateprogress.org 23 May '11, 11am

GOP cut crucial weather satellites with fierce hurricane season looming May 23, 2011 Climate Progress reported in March th...

ABB underline the importance of CSP optimisatio...

renewableenergyworld.com 17 May '11, 11am

As recent research has shown that the combination of initial investment and operations and maintenance expenses now accoun...

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treehugger.com 24 May '11, 2pm

Image courtesy of Greenpeace USA LIVE CHAT WITH THE ACTIVISTS AT 1:30 EST Greenpeace activists have climbed one of the nat...

CSP: Targeting Grid-Parity in Spain

CSP: Targeting Grid-Parity in Spain

renewableenergyworld.com 24 May '11, 1pm

In the longer-term, to make concessional finance less critical, generation costs will need to be dramatically lower. This ...

CSP TODAY USA – Latest Program and Keynote Spea...

renewableenergyworld.com 20 May '11, 2pm

CSP Today is also glad to report that Sara Moffat Energy and Public Lands Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Harry R...