Defining roadmap – I for Concentrated solar power

Despite these advantages, much more needs to be done to scale up CSP sustainably. CSP is currently more expensive than photovoltaic (PV) technology, takes longer to set up, and consuming more water per unit of electricity produced. These are not necessarily reasons to abandon CSP altogether as innovation and development can address some of these […]

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Defining roadmap – III for Concentrated solar power

Drawing on Phase 2 experiences, India can develop a robust domestic CSP industry, but key barriers remain. Discussions with CSP stakeholders focused on five areas for driving sustainable CSP technology choices: Domestic manufacturing Storage to create uninterrupted power opportunities Hybridization with base-load capacity Availability of heat transfer fluid and turbines Water use and availability Based […]

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Defining roadmap – II for Concentrated solar power

CSP sector with its sustainable approach has opened several opportunities for India. This however is challenged by some key factors that must be analyzed and addressed to avoid project delays and increase investor confidence to help the CSP market in India grow: Limited solar irradiance data: Some Phase 1 projects experienced delays and higher costs […]

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