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Independent renewable energy correspondent. Exclusive in-depth analysis for @cleantechnica @CSPToday @REWorld @PVInsider @W_E_Update and more

SolarReserve seeks large investor to fuel next growth phase: CEO

social.csptoday.com — "The goal going forward is to grow the revenue base of the company; to take larger positions in our projects so that we can enjoy the revenue streams going forward," Smith told CSP Today. "We don't want to just invest in a project, develop it and then sell it down," he said.
Jul 29, 2015

SolarReserve seeks large investor to fuel next growth phase w 6 GW #solar pipeline globally | #CSP Today social.csptoday.com/markets/solarr…

Yieldcos attracted by high availability rates of CSP with storage

social.csptoday.com — The growing use of renewable energy yieldcos supports the case for CSP projects as these dividend growth-oriented public firms depend on assets that provide a high capacity factor. Projects with the highest net capacity factor will be the most sought after by yieldco managers, Roger Conrad, Energy and Income Advisor at Conrad's Utility Investor, said.

CSP projects set for cost reductions from wider roll out of molten salt storage: Halotechnics

social.csptoday.com — By Susan Kraemer The deployment of molten salt storage on a wider range of generation types would increase the bankability of CSP with storage, Raade told CSP Today. Halotechnics is proposing to use thermal energy storage as a standalone storage technology to shift cheap night-time wind power from off-peak to on-peak grid availability.
Jun 08, 2015

CSP projects set for cost reductions from wider roll out of molten salt storage: Halotechnics social.csptoday.com/technology/csp…

CSP projects set for cost reductions from wider roll out of molten salt storage: Halotech-nics

social.csptoday.com — By Susan Kraemer The deployment of molten salt storage on a wider range of generation types would increase the bankability of CSP with storage, Raade told CSP Today. Halotechnics is proposing to use thermal energy storage as a standalone storage technology to shift cheap night-time wind power from off-peak to on-peak grid availability.
Jun 05, 2015

Cheap molten salt #storage used in #CSP #solar beats #batteries even as a standalone storage per ARPA-E winner Raade social.csptoday.com/technology/csp…

Smart Investments: Ditch Your CD for Renewable Energy Yieldco Dividends

linkedin.com — Renewable energy yieldcos are a fast-growing trend for developers, and now investors are starting to take notice, too.Renewable energy yieldcos have gained traction in the past few years, and are certainly making it easier to develop projects.

Crescent Dunes curbs Avian risk after standby algorithm change

social.csptoday.com — SolarReserve has seen no bird deaths at its 110 MW Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada since it changed the standby algorithm on the plant, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told CSP today. SolarReserve has now experienced almost four months with no avian mortality at its 110 MW Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada, after changing the algorithm for aiming heliostats in standby position, Smith said.

"Bird-Killing Solar" Falls Short of Foes' Kill-Rate Hopes

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power Far from the "28,000 fried birds!!" touted by desert solar opponents, the Ivanpah solar power tower project yielded only 695 actual avian detections in its first year of operations.
Apr 26, 2015

"Bird-Killing Solar" Falls Short of Foes' Kill-Rate Hopes | CleanTechnica cleantechnica.com/2015/04/26/bir… Just 695 'avian detections' (feather spots)

Apr 26, 2015

Will mononopoly media @AP cover corrected estimate of supposed "bird-killing" #solar now results are in? cleantechnica.com/2015/04/26/bir… Crickets...

Apr 27, 2015

RT @cowtowncoder: The Myth about "28,000 fried birds" (by Concentrated Solar at Ivanpah") busted: cleantechnica.com/2015/04/26/bir…

One weird trick prevents bird deaths at solar tower power plants

reneweconomy.com.au — Sorry about the clickbaity title, but as it turns out, the solution to a serious problem discovered last year at Ivanpah - the first solar power tower in the US - actually has turned out to be "one weird trick." Below is the exact problem, and how the problem was solved.
Apr 20, 2015

RT @2Rhinestone: This is great news. One weird trick prevents bird deaths at solar tower power plants shar.es/1pHDEI via @renew_economy #auspol

Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

social.csptoday.com — Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities that batteries are never going to compete with utility scale CSP storage. By Susan Kraemer The 32 MWh battery storage pilot for USD$49.9 million at Tehachapi works out to $1,500 dollars per kilowatt hour.
Feb 06, 2015

My story - Why @californiapuc should design PPA policy? So #solar CSP's cheaper storage competes against batteries social.csptoday.com/markets/design…

Feb 07, 2015

Think #PV is the cheapest utility-scale #solar? Actually, #CSP tower w storage is much cheaper than PV with batteries social.csptoday.com/markets/design…

Feb 11, 2015

You'll Never Believe how One Weird Trick Makes This #CSP #Solar Much Cheaper Than PV+Batteries on the Grid ! social.csptoday.com/markets/design…

Plant Upgrades: the case for repowering PV installations early

news.pv-insider.com — Everyone is aware that PV panel output can be expected to be reduced by an estimated half percent each year, and power contracts and tariffs take account of this gradual and predictable decline in generation over time. But what about when output falls short of expectations? Plants not performing to expectations?
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Aug 02, 2015

RT @nytimes: "If this isn't a sign of climate change, then what is climate change going to bring?" nyti.ms/1KKhVRV pic.twitter.com/HxVSGk9Gl0

Jul 30, 2015

@JesseJenkins also claims the Clean Power Plan that shuts down coal plants "does nothing to stop climate change"....

Jul 29, 2015

RT @Stphn_Lacey: Yet another reason why we are covering the financial picture for coal on @TheEnergyGang this week w/ @taykuy twitter.com/energyboom/sta…

Jul 29, 2015

SolarReserve seeks large investor to fuel next growth phase w 6 GW #solar pipeline globally | #CSP Today social.csptoday.com/markets/solarr…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @billmckibben: Pls kick in a few bucks to get this very good anti-#fracking ad on California tv--#fracking in a drought is nuts whatthefrackjerrybrown.com

Jul 28, 2015

RT @EricHolthaus: Due to low oil prices, Canada tar sand exploration ‘on hold until 2017′ rtcc.org/2015/07/28/can… KeystoneXL irrelevant. pic.twitter.com/1QAmGZ6YW7

Jul 26, 2015

@drvox can't tell the number of times I've had to stop, go back and move the e to the right spot in eenrgy. Sick of it.



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