Time to shine for 24 hour solar power

gemasolar-sunny-590x443But now, as the value of storage becomes more apparent, solar towers may be about to have their day in the sun, with new projects planned in the solar rich regions of north and south America, and northern and southern Africa… US company Solar Reserve is putting the finishing touches to its 110MW Crescent Dunes facility in Nevada, is building another similar-sized plant in South Africa, and has a 260MW facility planned for Chile. Another Spanish group Abengoa is scheduled to build two 110MW solar tower and storage plants in Chile – presuming it gets over its current debt problems…

Predictability is key…Gemasolar plant doesn’t need gas back-up. It used to have a 17MW gas-fired generator but dismantled it when energy market rules were changed. It is no longer needed and the non-stop production records were set without gas…Torresol Energy, has now started construction of a 150MW solar tower with molten salt project at the huge Noor solar facility in Morocco….the South African version is expected to come in at around $US115/MWh. In Chile, Abengoa bid a price of less than $US100/MWh for the 250MW solar tower and storage and PV facility. That beat all bids from coal and gas generation… told RenewEconomy that he expected solar tower and storage prices to settle around $US80/MWh.

>more> RenewEconomy

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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