The deserts of Arizona and Rajasthan may be over 8,000Km apart but they are linked by the deployment of CSP Fresnel technology. The common denominator is AREVA Solar, the technology supplier for a 5MW CSP booster installation on Tucson Electric Powers’s H.
Last month the Chilean Senate passed a law which allows the inter-connectivity between the central electricity system (SIC) and the north electricity system (SING). This connection will improve the entry of energy powered by CSP plants.
The key investors in the Middle East and North Africa will discuss the criteria for securing project finance with the Shams 1 100MW plant and the Noor 1 160MW plant as case studies this May at the MENASOL conference (6-7 May, Dubai)
The world’s largest concentrated solar power development – the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is now online. There has been little fuss but one of the most iconic solar developments in the world has connected to the grid and is now producing clean power.