22 Aug '11, 4pm

New PV Technology for World's Largest CSP Plant in Mojave: With the price of solar panels dropping significantly...

New PV Technology for World's Largest CSP Plant in Mojave: With the price of solar panels dropping significantly...

Solar Millennium will now use PV at its CSP plant With the price of solar panels dropping significantly over the last five years, Germany’s Solar Millennium AG reports it will convert the first 500 megawatts of its 1,000 MW Blythe solar power plant in the Mojave desert from concentrated solar power/solar thermal system to PV. It will decide what technology to use for the second half of the project at a later date. The company has not named who the PV panel supplier will be for the project. “Solar Millennium responds quickly and pragmatically to market conditions, and at the moment the California market favors PV technology,” said Solar Millennium CEO Christophe Wolff said in a prepared statement. This announcement represents the latest in a number of similar conversions this year by solar thermal power plant developers in California. This year at least four projects, produ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/22/new-pv-technology-for...

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