PHOTON: PV and CSP thanks to a pioneering project

The PHOTON project sets out to implement new technological developments in CSP tower plants in order to reduce the cost of the solar field and the receiver. The project started in late 2017, financed...

Scarabeus: reducing the LCOE of CSP plants through sCO2 technology

CSP plants are set to play an important role in the energy supply mix in the 21st century. Unfortunately, the LCOE of CSP (currently about 150 €/MWh) has not achieved the level targeted (100...

CSP plants boost their contribution to become the lynch pin of Spain’s energy transitioncial...

Another year on, CSP plants in Spain have continued to demonstrate their reliability, achieving peak contributions of around 10%. During the summer months they usually supply more than 7% during a large part of...

The year that marked an upturn for CSP with recognition of its value

2018 has been a particularly important year for the CSP sector for several significant reasons. Firstly, this is the year that will see the largest new annual capacity to be commissioned in the entire...

Turnkey projects and technological solutions for CSP plants

TSK is an international company specialising in the implementation of turnkey projects and the supply of technological solutions for different industrial sectors: electrical infrastructures, industrial plants, conventional or renewable power plants, water treatment plants,...

Hybridising CSP and biomass: an energy model capable of generating uninterrupted clean energy

Fluctuations in the prices of fossil fuels, the need to address climate change and the growing energy demand, present the current energy model with major challenges. To address them at the same time as...

MinWaterCSP Project. Minimising water consumption in CSP plants

CSP plants are often installed in dry areas where solar irradiation is high and water resources are scarce. This is a serious environmental barrier in sunny arid regions like North Africa, the Middle East,...

Positive changes taking place in China’s CSP industry

In 2017, CSP reached a global installed capacity of 5.1 GW. According to the IEA, that figure is expected to grow to 10 GW by 2022, with almost all new capacity incorporating storage. Worldwide,...

Dubai sets a record low bid for CSP at 9.45 c$/kWh

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the bid prices of the four consortia selected to develop the 200 MW Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park....

Next generation CSP technologies and their costs reduction potential

The US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative in 2011 with the goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with power from conventional generation technologies by 2020. The initiative includes cost and performance...