concentrated solar power

What the Dubai tender means for CSP

By Jason Deign Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable technology seemingly on the wane, could be back in vogue following a record low tender bid announced Monday.


Abengoa bankruptcy: Who might buy the company's CSP plant assets in Chile, South Africa and the USA, or invest in Abengoa Yield? Photo: Mojave Solar Project, Abengoa

Who would want Abengoa’s assets?

By Jason Deign Abengoa, the Spanish renewable infrastructure developer, is thought to be hunting buyers for assets, including a large amount of storage, as it faces bankruptcy. The company filed for preliminary creditor protection a fortnight…


Does phase-change material storage have advantages over molten salt thermal energy storage for a concentrated solar power plant? Photo credit: Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, SolarReserve

Solar thermal energy storage loses its way

Too much salt is not just bad for your health. It could also harm the likelihood of thermal energy storage (TES) cost reduction across the entire concentrated solar power (CSP) industry. Right now, molten salt TES is…