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Feb 27, 2019
Industrial power and heat developers are adapting designs to minimize construction costs and shorten payback periods and greater financing support could see costs fall by a half, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Feb 13, 2019
U.S. researchers have developed a heat exchanger material for advanced high-temperature CSP plants that can be manufactured at lower costs than existing materials, project leaders told New Energy Update.
Jan 30, 2019
Western CSP companies operating in China must focus on robust intellectual property (IP) licenses and deeper supply and services bases to retain a share of the fastest-growing CSP market, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Jan 16, 2019
New heliostat designs that combine greater automation with manufacturing and installation efficiencies could be commercially available within three years, David Haas, Director of Heliostat Development at SolarReserve and Principal Investigator on the group’s HelioSR3 research project, told New Energy Update.
Dec 12, 2018
ACWA Power's Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV project in Dubai combines optimized 15-hour CSP storage with demand-focused tariffs and supply chain efficiency to hit the record-low price of $73/MWh, project partners told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference.
Nov 28, 2018
Technology coupling gains and a favorable development framework could see prices for Morocco’s pioneering Noor Midelt hybrid projects trend towards the lowest global CSP tariffs, experts told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference.
Nov 14, 2018
New software combining dispatch algorithms with probabilistic forecasting could reduce CSP bid prices by a quarter and spur fresh U.S. CSP deployment, Mike Wagner, Principal Investigator at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.
Oct 31, 2018
U.S. researchers are seeking data from over half of global CSP projects to help lower financing costs that are hampering competitiveness, Mark Mehos, Program Manager, CSP at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update.