CSP Today

  • Noor I in pictures

    Morocco’s first CSP plant is to be launched in the second semester of this year and CSP wanted to show you some of the most impressive pictures of the project.

  • How are CSP-related investments perceived by banks in the Gulf Region?

    CSP could play a big role in the Middle East in five years’ time, says top analyst, but financiers must be prepared to update their cost estimates on a yearly basis in order to keep pace with rapidly changing renewable energy (RE) markets.

  • Increasing CSP competitiveness in South Africa

    While the South African market has seen a significant increase in competitiveness in the concentrated solar power (CSP) realm, inflexible project parameters may hinder cost reduction.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: March 30 – April 7

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: India’s NTPC, NCPS; STT, King Saud University, Bosch Rexroth AG; Frankfurt School for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance and the OPWP.

  • The value of combining CSP with wind power

    Amid growing awareness of the value of combining different renewable energy sources, to what extent does it make sense to marry up CSP with wind?

  • Five things you need to know about community buy-in in Morocco

    Boris Schinke, policy officer at the German NGO Germanwatch, has just completed some compelling new research on the social impacts of CSP development in the MENA region: “Energy and development: Exploring the local livelihood dimension of the Noor I CSP project in Southern Morocco.”

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: March 23 – 30

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: RayGen Resources, ARENA, Juye Solar, NDRC; Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas, CGN Delingha Solar Energy Corporation; Abengoa, EIG; IDB, Abengoa, the Harvard Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure.

  • Integration of CSP and PV: The way forward?

    Three projects combining CSP and PV technologies have been announced in Chile and South Africa over the last year. Developers involved indicate this integration offers significant advantages in terms of providing lower energy tariffs and securing grid stability.

  • How developers can make their projects bankable for CSP financiers?

    The most recent successful bidders for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-specific Window 3.5 announced in December 2014 are Kathu CSP and Redstone CSP projects. Window 3 CSP projects, Xina Solar One and Ilanga I, also achieved financial close in December.

  • NamPower senior delegation joins CSP Today South Africa 2015

    Margaret Mutschler , Head of Renewables and Power Generation at NamPower, the national power utility responsible for Namibia’s generation and transmission, will be participating at CSP Today South Africa 2015 (14-15 April, Cape Town).

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: March 16 – 23

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: The PIC, South Africa’s Department of Energy, Abengoa, IDC, KaXu Community Trust, Cobra, Emvelo, Investec, Eskom; ESTELA, EIA; Stanford University's Carnegie Institution for Science and NREL.

  • Could Spain be on course for further energy market reforms?

    There are signs that Spain’s energy market reform might not be working. If so, the government may need to consider further changes as it heads towards elections.

  • South Africa: An overview of the CSP market in 2015

    Last year saw important developments in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry in South Africa. The Department of Energy (DoE) announced the long-awaited financial close of Window 3 and the outcome of the CSP-specific Window 3.5, under its REIPPP Program.

  • Weekly Intelligence Brief: March 9 – 16

    This week’s CSP Today news brief includes the following companies and organisations: Abengoa, the IDC, the PIC, Kaxu Community Trust, Eskom, AfDB, IFC, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Absa, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank, the IEA and Germany's government.

  • ACWA Power cleans up

    In the past quarter 500 MW of CSP projects have been awarded under government-backed renewable energy programs. Of this, 400 MW has been allocated to consortiums including the Saudi-based developer, ACWA Power.


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