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An inside look at the development of the Mojave CSP project

social.csptoday.com — The US Department of Energy had made the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project possible through its Loan Guarantee Program; guaranteeing $1.2 billion of project's $1.6 billion investment. By Susan Kraemer Mojave is now the fourth CSP project over 250 MW to come online in the US, and the third using parabolic trough CSP.

Super-bull on the rampage

economist.com — "BULL market" does not adequately describe the frenzied buying of Chinese shares in the past two weeks, so local media have started calling it a...

Novel financing of CSP as publicly owned infrastructure

social.csptoday.com — Two CSP projects have just been financed as 'public goods' whereby the state guarantees their investors will get paid off within 25 years, but in return it gets to own the projects from then on. It's an old idea that gains new relevance in the age of climate mitigation.

Abengoa building on storage expertise in smaller Palen proposal

social.csptoday.com — Abengoa is now evaluating a new design that could reduce proposed capacity but plans Palen as a single tower including thermal energy storage. By Susan Kraemer After 4 years, the 500 MW Palen tower project being carefully shepherded through California's exacting solar permitting process by BrightSource Energy and Abengoa as Palen Solar Holdings (PSH) was unexpectedly withdrawn in its final iteration two months ago.

Offshore wind farm lifetime extensions: why the ‘beyond 2020’ energy policy dialogue must start now

social.windenergyupdate.com — By Susan Kraemer Engineers design turbines for a specific lifespan and have to prove that components will not fail within that time. The agreed 20-year design lifetime means engineers can design to meet one consistent requirement, ensuring that new components can be guaranteed to work reliably and be insured for that period.

Huge CSP opportunity in China’s new market

social.csptoday.com — Noting that BrightSource's CSP technology has shown "good stability in commercial operation" at its 392 MW tower project at Ivanpah; Shanghai Electric Group Company just signed a joint agreement with BrightSource to construct two tower CSP projects in the Qinghai province. These herald a huge new market for CSP in China.

Huge CSP opportunity in China’s new market

social.csptoday.com — Noting that BrightSource's CSP technology has shown "good stability in commercial operation" at its 392 MW tower project at Ivanpah; Shanghai Electric Group Company just signed a joint agreement with BrightSource to construct two tower CSP projects in the Qinghai province. These herald a huge new market for CSP in China.

Ivanpah developers confident of meeting long-term target

social.csptoday.com — The story has what Stephen Colbert terms "truthiness" in that it reinforces the prejudice of those who think clean energy "doesn't work." But is it true? By Susan Kraemer Ivanpah's distinctive appearance seems to have made it an especially prominent target in the polarised political climate in the US.

What DRECP means for future solar in the California desert

news.pv-insider.com — A draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) has been released, with what critics say potentially forecloses renewable energy development over much of the southern quarter of the state of California. Now you have three months to add your two cents.

Some surprising facts about Ivanpah

social.csptoday.com — Ivanpah, the world's largest power tower CSP project, seems to attract a lot of controversy. Along with that, it brings up concerns about its operations. CSP Today has received some interesting questions amounting to 'Has something gone wrong? Is Ivanpah not really working?'
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Dec 16, 2014

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Dec 15, 2014

RT @BarackObama: Retweet if you think President Obama did the right thing by taking action to help fix our broken immigration system. #ImmigrationAction

Dec 15, 2014

India uses coal tax to help fund 21GW of new #solar development pv-tech.org/news/india_use… smart #climatepolicy: direct, effective switch #cop20

Dec 15, 2014

My inside look at how @Abengoa Mojave #CSP succeeded in making it through to #solar production this month in CA social.csptoday.com/markets/inside…

Dec 14, 2014

#cop20 agrees "for the first time in history, commit every nation to reducing its rate of greenhouse gas emissions" nytimes.com/2014/12/15/wor…

Dec 14, 2014

RT @Mabeytweet: Important Lima outcome is how it has strengthened all countries' trust in fairness of the UN process. Ghosts of Copenhagen laid to rest.

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