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South Africa CSP developer agrees local worker deals as site activity surges

23rd March, 2017|Comments Off on South Africa CSP developer agrees local worker deals as site activity surges

The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park project in May 2016, after the group signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with state utility Eskom. Read More…

SolarReserve gains permit for 450 MW Chile project; Abengoa nears end of restructuring

9th March, 2017|Comments Off on SolarReserve gains permit for 450 MW Chile project; Abengoa nears end of restructuring

California’s SolarReserve has received environmental approval from the Chilean government for its giant 450 MW baseload solar tower Tamarugal CSP project comprising 13 hours of full load energy storage, the company said March 6. […]

CSP tower installation costs drop on heliostat innovations, pre-assembly

9th March, 2017|Comments Off on CSP tower installation costs drop on heliostat innovations, pre-assembly

Innovative heliostat designs, smart software, and pre-assembly installation methods are cutting material and labor costs while competitive tenders are pressuring supply margins, industry experts said. Read More…

South Africa’s CSP future rests on grid, policy solutions

15th December, 2016|Comments Off on South Africa’s CSP future rests on grid, policy solutions

South Africa CSP developers must work closely with state power utility Eskom to develop co-funding models for grid connections that will spur development in a market held back by weak state finances and uncertain capacity […]

SolarReserve’s giant CSP project targets California peaks with 10-hour storage

18th November, 2016|Comments Off on SolarReserve’s giant CSP project targets California peaks with 10-hour storage

U.S. CSP developers must respond to regional market needs to ensure utilities recognize the value of thermal energy storage in utility offtake contracts, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP Today. Read More…

CSP lenders push for competitive PPAs to build sustainable industry

3rd November, 2016|Comments Off on CSP lenders push for competitive PPAs to build sustainable industry

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