The giant 700 MW project in Dubai will combine tower and trough technologies and use scale and local infrastructure synergies to set a new benchmark price of $73/MWh for CSP with storage, Andrea Lovato, ACWA Power's Executive Director of Business Development, told New Energy Update.
GlassPoint Solar’s massive 1.0 GW Miraah CSP plant in Oman establishes solar thermal as a key asset for enhanced oil recovery as operators continue to optimise production in a low oil price environment.
We caught up with ACWA Power’s President and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan, the CEO of SolarReserve, Kevin Smith, and the President of Estela, Luis Crespo to discuss the road to cost reduction and bid success.
Israel’s Ashalim projects are set to dominate the country’s CSP landscape as the State’s land allocations and energy market regulation hold back other development, Oren Gadot, CEO of CSP developer Heliofocus, said.
Concentrated Solar Power has the potential to produce 10% of South Africa’s electricity requirements but grid connections need to be improved in key solar Provinces like the Northern Cape, Nandu Bhula, CEO of ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort, said.
The development of scalable storage-only technology, using electricity to heat molten salts, would help reduce costs for CSP projects, Justin Raade, CEO of energy storage systems supplier Halotechnics, said.
The development of scalable storage-only technology, using electricity to heat molten salts, would help reduce costs for CSP projects, Justin Raade, CEO of energy storage systems sup-plier Halotechnics, said.
Lebanese engineering firm Phoenix Energy has developed a dish Stirling CSP system for off-grid use but its mass production is being held back by the lack of competitively priced 1-5 kW Stirling engines, Dany Kaddoum, project manager at Phoenix Energy, said.
CSP suppliers and developers will need to focus on local content and local presence, in addition to component cost reductions, to be successful in the growing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market, Jeroen van Schijndel, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Rioglass, told CSP Today.
CSP Today and PV Insider are proud to annoucne the finalists of the first ever MENASOL Awards to be held in Dubai on the 13th May 2015. The awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner following the networking drinks of the award winning 7th annual Menasol conference.