Unless markets put a premium on dispatchable renewable energy there is a danger that concentrated solar power will not achieve the cost cuts it needs to remain viable
COST REDUCTION The concentrated solar power sector needs to more than double for the technology to remain competitive against photovoltaic systems equipped with batteries
LIMITED MARKETS At the moment only two markets in the world are rewarding the kind of dispatchable night-time generation that concentrated solar power is uniquely positioned to offer
KEY QUOTE You need to understand that CSP technology cannot be compared directly with intermittent renewables ...
Farming in the desert might seem a bit optimistic. An Australian greenhouse uses concentrated solar power to produce energy and become independent of fresh water supplies. The result is 17,000 tons of tomatoes a year.
Coal-reliant regions around the world have been generally resistant to the energy transition and regulators have tended to defend the status quo. But they are slowly starting to realise that clear plans and financial support for disrupted societies are more important
Researchers in Germany are looking at further developing molten salt technology as a means to store heat and produce electricity
On International Women’s Day, FORESIGHT looks at the gender gap in the energy sector and why more women could boost the transition to a renewable energy economy
The bulk storage of electricity as a flexibility tool will become economically viable with the growing availability of large volumes of low-cost renewable energy. Crushed hot rocks could provide a cheap storage solution