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Solar Opponents Win: Palen To Be Trough, Not Tower

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power According to a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) this week, Abengoa has apparently given up on attempting to permit what would have been California's second concentrated solar power (CSP) project after Ivanpah to use tower technology. In its latest iteration, this was to have been a 250 MW tower with storage.
Aug 29, 2015

RT @energienieuws: Solar Opponents Win: Palen to be Trough not Tower: According to a filing with the California Energy Commission... bit.ly/1VkWCeF

Cheap Baseload Solar At Copiapó Gets OK In Chile (Exclusive Info)

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power SolarReserve's baseload solar 260 MW Copiapó project bids into the grid in April, having just cleared Chile's permitting with a Resolución de Calificación Ambiental. With a price expected to be well under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, the pioneering 24-hour solar project in Chile's Atacama desert can compete on price against other baseload generation.
Aug 25, 2015

Cheap Baseload Solar At Copiapó Gets OK In Chile (Exclusive Info) cleantechnica.com/2015/08/25/che… via @CleanTechnica

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

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Aug 30, 2015

RT @kjhealy: Just got a sneak peek at Scott Walker's proposed design for a Canadian immigration fence. Looks impressive. pic.twitter.com/F6fiUDfYBB

Aug 29, 2015

RT @energienieuws: Solar Opponents Win: Palen to be Trough not Tower: According to a filing with the California Energy Commission... bit.ly/1VkWCeF

Aug 29, 2015

RT @EricBlake12: Strongest trio of hurricanes at once in central & ern Pacific on record!- incredible! #climate #Kilo #Ignacio #Jimena http…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @kathoh: The huge problem of demanding carbon pricing be "revenue-neutral": we need $1 trillion+/yr in clean energy $$: ceres.org/issues/clean-t…


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