CSP Storage in South Africa: driving down LCOE

Being competitive in the energy sector is now of paramount importance for the two most established CSP technologies, parabolic trough and power tower. As other renewable energies like PV and wind reduce their LCOE, none of these technologies can provide energy on demand.

CSP with thermal storage can reduce peak demand, maintaining a high operational value and high capacity value. CSP can therefore dispatch electricity when needed and stabilise the grid and overcome intermittency. These factors are not always mentioned when calculating LCOE, therefore governments and utilities must consider other factors apart from costs when selecting their energy mix pool.


With energy supply a critical issue for countries like South Africa, CSP's thermal storage capability can offer dispatchable energy that will stabilize the grid for years to come. Therefore, gaining an understanding of storage technology is the next step for this increasing market.

For this reason CSP Today has launched the guide "CSP Storage in South Africa", providing exclusive insight on the very latest storage R&D and technologies that will reduce costs, the impact on cost and how the new Time Of Day tariff introduced by the Department of Energy (DoE) will make CSP with storage the leading technology choice.

To learn more about CSP storage in South Africa visit:
http://goo.gl/IUho4b

About CSP Today
CSP Today is the reference point for CSP professionals and a cornerstone for communications within the industry. We provide business intelligence to the industry with focused news, events, reports, updates and information for the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power industry in markets such as India, South Africa, Spain, USA, Chile and the MENA region.

Contact:
Brandon Páramo
CSP Today
brandon@csptoday.com

Featured Product

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.