30 Jan '12, 8pm

The March of Concentrating Solar Power Continues: Filed under: Energy News

The March of Concentrating Solar Power Continues: Filed under: Energy News

Concentrating solar power, the rapidly-growing alternative to photovoltaic power, continues its expansion. A joint venture between two energy companies, one from Spain and one from Abu Dhabi, is set to build 6 GW of new CSP in the next three years in Spain, the US, and the Middle East. The company, Torresol Energy, is a joint venture between Spain’s Sener and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar . It recently opened two new 50-MW concentrating solar power sites in Spain. But its new plans put those stations in the, well, shade. Torresol Energy plans to invest up to $5 billion in new concentrating solar energy plants in Spain, the United Arab Emirates and wider Middle East, North Africa, and the sunny southwestern US. If it’s able to secure all the funding it’s looking for, it should be adding a total of 6,000 MW of new capacity. That’s the same capacity as the United Kingdom’s entire wind s...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/30/the-march-of-concentr...

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