Concentrated Solar Power will have a fundamental role in South Africa's energy mix

Experts suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage should have a fundamental role in the future of the South African energy mix.

In a recent CSP Today Webinar experts from Eskom and Stellenbosch University declared that CSP with storage was a potential solution to the South African power crisis, it just needs the right backing.


The Webinar took place on Wednesday 10th December and featured Bernard Magoro, Grid Code Secretariat for Eskom and Professor Frank Dinter, Chairman of the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group.

The topics discussed in the webinar focused on how CSP with storage will fit into the South African energy mix, with its dispatchability matching South African load profiles a key topic. Attendees of the webinar were also polled revealing their thoughts on the future of the Eskom CSP Tower and how CSP with storage can become more competitive.

The webinar was produced in conjunction with CSP Today South Africa (14-15 April, Cape Town) with key representatives from the DOE, Eskom and ACWA Power confirmed. The webinar recordings are available to download by clicking here: http://goo.gl/8saVUz

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