However, despite this progress the long-term sustainability of CSP is by no means guaranteed. Reducing LCOE is a priority if CSP has any hope of competing with the dwindling prices and fierce competition from photovoltaics.
Cobra Group is a subsidiary company within the Industrial Services Group of ACS. It has an extensive experience in the development of services and maintenance activities to support the industry and engineering in the development of projects.
One of the companies who have recently secured DoE backing with a loan guarantee is celebrating their ground-breaking ceremony today. With over $2.1bl in founding, this plant will be the largest in the world at 1GW once it is complete.
As the development of large-scale CSP projects begins in the United States, the ability to accurately determine the performance characteristics in the efficiency, heat losses and overall power output of plants under operation is essential for generating widespread confidence in CSP technologies.
The US market for thin film has shown great promise, thanks to a competitive LCOE, cost reduction and efficiency increase potential and the ability to cater for a rising demand for renewables. After years of consolidation, commercialization and the growing pains of an emerging technology, indust