27 Aug '12, 5pm

What Do Solar Power Towers Say About the DOE Loan Program?: SolarReserve’s 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar p...

What Do Solar Power Towers Say About the DOE Loan Program?: SolarReserve’s 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar p...

SolarReserve ’s 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar power tower in northern Nevada, with its proprietary multiple-hour molten salts storage capability, is on schedule to go on-line in December 2013. BrightSource Energy ’s 370-megawatt Ivanpah solar power tower complex in California’s Mojave Desert, with a proprietary pressurized steam technology, is on schedule to go on-line at about the same time. Crescent Dunes is backed by a $737 million DOE loan guarantee and holds a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with NV Energy for 100 percent of the electricity. Ivanpah is backed by a $1.63 billion guarantee and has a similar 25-year PPA with California’s PG&E. Some question the economic viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies -- costs at Crescent Dunes’ were announced at thirteen cents per kilowatt-hour. But builders of these groundbreaking projects say costs...

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