31 Dec '12, 5pm

2013: A Big Year For Concentrating #Solar Power? #csp

By some measures, concentrating solar power (CSP) in the U.S. experienced a slow 2012, with no large projects coming online and some others encountering difficulties. But as the industry begins 2013, CSP is still a notable force in the industry. The Google-backed Ivanpah CSP project, billed by developer Brightsource Energy as the largest CSP plant in the world, recently reached the three-quarters completion mark. BrightSource and the project's engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Bechtel, broke ground in October 2010. According to the company, more than 2,100 construction workers are currently on-site, busily installing pylons, heliostats and control-system software. Final commissioning is expected in 2013. The completion of Ivanpah - which, like many utility-scale solar plants, has faced lawsuits and was required to change its site design in order to miti...

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