Tag Archives: Concentrated solar thermal

CSP For 5.57 cents/kWh

SEGS was put into service in the 1980s (yep, about 3 decades ago). With capital costs paid off and its initial power purchase agreement (PPA) over, owners of the project have been able to put in bids for new electricity … Continue reading

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Why Pay Attention To The ‘Other’ Form Of Solar Power?

A 2014 independent market analysis projected that the global CSP market will see “phenomenal growth at a 19.4% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] between 2014 and 2020.” A global CSP market that was worth $2.5 billion in 2013 would hit nearly $8.7 … Continue reading

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New solar plants in sunny Northern Cape, South Africa

Two new concentrating solar power (CSP) plants have been announced by the Department of Energy, to be built in the Northern Cape.Kathu Solar Park and Redstone Solar Thermal Power, which will both build 100MW capacity…Concentrated solar thermal power is able … Continue reading

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Newest CST(ConcentratedSolarThermal) fire up

While “we love a sunburnt country…” gets taken further backwards, by Phoney Tony, with dependency on fossil fuels, here’s the latest completion of project that was proposed for Port Augusta >readmore> GizModo

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Letter to ARENA and Alinta: Why dump Port Augusta CST solar?

This has been a particularly convincing business case to drag Australia into the 21st century, with a CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) power station. How about we write to add our support to make it happen? >readmore> RenewEconomy

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EOR(Enhanced Oil Recovery) uses steam from concentrated solar

As we wait for electricity from CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) – oil companies already have it!! High-temperature, high-pressure steam created by the sun is injected deep into oil wells, heating the area, to reduce viscosity of  oil – so it’s easier … Continue reading

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Solar towers and storage – about to change the energy game?

How CST(Concentrated Solar Towers), which include storage, maintain high qulaity base load power. >readmore> RenewEconomy

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Don’t waste solar energy on coal

BZE RePower Port Augusta proposal is threatened with being undermined by Alinta. They want to run water up the tower of the CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) plant, rather than molten salt. 24 hour power is the objective, with 600degC salt storage. … Continue reading

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Energy/Negawatts – Germany, electricity prices equalt but costs 50% LESS than Oz!!

Brace for an electric shock is the headline to this story at Climate Spectator. Despite Germany being a colder climate than Australia and despite that it’s considered to be expensive, in general, and despite our media “war on truth” which … Continue reading

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Energy/CST Solar – Big win in Las Vegas

Even the big gambling town now believes in CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) for electricity 24 hours/day, as reported at: Las Vegas Solar

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