22 June 2012
Engineering News Online: Concentrating solar power (CSP) could play an important role in South Africa’s future energy generation capacity, by offering a utility-scale, carbon-free generation solution, BrightSource Energy business development consultant Daniel Schwab said on Wednesday.
At the second yearly Solar South Africa conference, held in Johannesburg, he said South Africa required between 40 GW and 60 GW of additional installed capacity over the next 20 to 30 years and that CSP was a large-scale, dispatchable solution that would enable efficient supply to meet demand.
CSP also held cost benefits at larger scale. Schwab indicated that if plants were built in blocks of 500 MW to 1 GW, grid parity could be achieved. Read more…