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Gains from CSP with storage hinge on market-specific designs

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By Robin Sayles

CSP developers must target energy storage capacities based on market needs to maximize cost advantages from longer dispatchability and higher capacity factors, industry experts told CSP Today.

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems are becoming commonplace in CSP plants as developers look to leverage cost advantages over other renewable energy sources for longer dispatch periods.

Some 15 out of the 17 utility-scale projects under construction around the world include TES, according to the CSP Today Global Tracker.

In China, all 20 projects being developed under the CSP demonstration program incorporate molten salt TES, according to the China National Solar Thermal Energy patient Alliance.



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Molten salt thermal energy storage technology is used on SolaReserve’s 110 MW Crescent Dunes CSP project. (Image credit: SolarReserve)

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