A Service of Energy CentralEnergyBlogs.com Logo

 

There is an ongoing battle between Photo-Voltaic (PV) solar which converts sunlight into electricity through an electro-chemical reaction and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) which generates electricity using steam turbines.  Based upon the nameplate capacity under development today PV is winning the battle hand's down. Some projects that were originally designed to use CSP have recently been converted to PV.... continued

Other blogs in this series are available at http://www.theblackswanblog.com/blog1.

Background documents used in the writing of this blog are at http://www.theblackswanblog.com/BSB_Library/index.html

On twitter @enrgy_manifesto

2674 Views Comments 1 Comments Comments Add Comment Author BioAuthor Bio
ReportReport This Post as Foul/Inappropriate
member photo Good idea, Davis. I suspect once you have decided to build a CSP, the incremental cost per kWh to generate during the day as well as at night is much less than the average cost per kWh of the whole system. That, combined with continued, questionable expectations that daytime power prices will continue to exceed night time prices far into the future, leads CSP developers to build big for day time generation.
# Posted By Douglas Short | 4/3/13 7:22 AM | Report This Comment as Foul/Inappropriate
 
Toolbox

Blog Editor
Search
Calendar
Recent EntriesRecent Entries
Recent CommentsRecent Comments
RSS

Conferences / Shows

AESP Spring Conference

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015

Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 03, 2015

Energy Central's SmartCities

May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Utility Demand Response & Energy Efficiency

May 13, 2015 - May 14, 2015

Utility Integrated Resource Planning

May 13, 2015 - May 14, 2015

Africa Energy Forum (AEF)

Jun 08, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015

AESP 2015 Spring Conference

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015


Sponsored Content

Copyright © 1996-2015 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Energy Central ® is a registered trademark of CyberTech, Incorporated.
CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central.
2821 S. Parker Rd. Ste 1105 Aurora, CO 80014
Contact: Phone - 303-782-5510 Fax - 303-782-5331 or service@energycentral.com.