CSP

  • Report CSP Workshop, South Africa (2009)

    This is the report of a CSP workshop, which took place in South Africa on 22 May 2009. The workshop results from the necessity to gather project developers, the government, NGOs and research centers to start a discussion on scaling up CSP.

    In South Africa, the development of CSP...

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  • 3rd Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit , Sevilla

    The organisers of the two day conference "Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit" promise the participants to "find the answers to their most pressing CSP challenges in 2009". Among them are:

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  • Almeria Solar Platform Center - Annual Report (2007)

    The Almeria Solar Platform (PSA) is a European test facility center developed by the CIEMAT Spanish Center for Energy, Environment and Technological Research, devoted to the development of concentrating solar technologies in Spain.
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  • TREE Project – CSP Seminars in South Africa (2009)

    The TREE Project (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency), run by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Berlin aims to promote capacity building and know-how transfer in renewable energies (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and climate protection for both decision makers from politics and business,...

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  • Concentrating Solar Power: Clean Energy for the Electric Grid (2008)

    This 2008 document from the US based Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness looks in particular into the value chain of CSP. The industry structure is illustrated through a general CSP value chain but also a more complete value chain with company information is provided....

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  • Delivering on Earth's Solar Potential (2009)

    This 2009 document sees concentrating solar power (CSP) as a solution to the world’s energy challenges. The document states that CSP is one of the few available low carbon technologies which can provide a solution over the next 40 years in view of limiting greenhouse gas emissions and...

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  • Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain

    This document explains how the use of Feed-In Tariffs has been beneficial for the development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in Spain. A Feed-In Tariff ensures that the entrepreneurs’ electricity will be bought at a guaranteed rate for a fixed period of time.

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  • Concentrating Solar Power: Global Outlook 09

    This 2009 report looks into the global outlook of concentrating solar power (CSP). The report first looks into the different CSP technologies and makes a comparison based on the advantages and disadvantages. The report also provides an overview of the CSP development by region. For certain...

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  • Concentrating Solar Power for Seawater Desalination (2008)

    The authors of this 2008 paper aim to demonstrate the importance concentrating solar power has for desalination of freshwater. Due to the projected growth in economy and population and the anticipated increase in future water consumption in the MENA region, the paper shows that the CSP...

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  • Reduced Water Consumption in Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    This report from the US Department of Energy on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, discusses potential methods to reduce water consumption associated with concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. The four technologies covered in the report are parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel,...

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