Concentrating Solar Power Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354 MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest.

However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with a combined total of 1312MW. The five plants in question are Abengoa