By Rochelle Gayle on Apr, 2014
Concentrated solar power’s unique storage value is set to be discussed in a webinar featuring experts from SEIA, Abengoa and SolarReserve.
A free to view webinar featuring experts from CSP developers Abengoa and SolarReserve and industry association SEIA is taking place on the 16th April (5:30 GMT). The webinar will feature a case study of CSP plants which have storage capabilities and a market analysis of the opportunities for storage integration. Abengoa’s Arizona based Solana plant which began operation in October 2013 has 6 hours of operational storage technology meaning it continues to produce power well into the night. The plant has a 25 year PPA signed with Arizonan utility APS. The webinar will be looking in detail at this plant and the technology which it uses.
Also under discussion is the Nevada based Crescent Dunes project which is nearing completion. The developer SolarReserve uses a tower technology and the plant will have 11 hours of night time solar power available when completed. The power will be off-taken by utility NV Energy to supply the steep evening demand curve of Las Vegas.
The market for energy storage has boomed in the past 12 months with a string of incentives set out to boost its development, the most notable of which is a 1.3GW storage requirement set out by the California utility regulator CPUC. The market incentives available for storage will be spoken about in the webinar by the solar industry association SEIA.
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