Southwest Solar Technologies’ prototype solar-turbine power system has successfully completed its field test at the company’s research facility in Phoenix, AZ.
PV installations continue to rise, despite some hiccups in the residential market, but manufacturers are struggling, says a U.S. trade group’s quarterly report.
The Obama administration finalizes a $1.2 billion loan guarantee for Abengoa’s Mojave solar plant, which will use concentrating solar technology and parabolic troughs.
Genesis Solar Project secures a partial final loan guarantee from the Department of Energy for its parabolic trough concentrating solar power facility in Calif.
A study predicts the concentrated solar power market will reach 70.8 gigawatts of global capacity by 2020, with government support a key factor in its growth.
Concentrating solar power is typically used on giant utility-scale plants. But Nanogen has scaled down CSP in a portable system intended for disaster relief.
CSP Today studied projects sized between 100 and 280 MW and found 150 the ideal size for concentrating solar power projects.