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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

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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.
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