SolarReserve plans 2GW CSP plant in Nevada

California’s SolarReserve has announced plans earlier this week to build the world’s largest solar project – an up to 2GW US$5 billion concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada.

House Republicans target subsidies for utility-scale CSP

In response to financial and environmental concerns, House Republicans reviewed a key tenet of Obama’s energy legislation, specifically the perceived lavish subsidies set aside for utility-scale solar power plants.

Fire at embattled Ivanpah CSP plant

One of the three towers the 392MW Ivanpah concentrated solar power (CSP) plant is out of action after suffering damage due to a small fire on Thursday morning.

Is CSP becoming the Betamax of the US solar industry?

As another big US CSP project bites the dust having previously rejected the suggestion that it should re-apply as a PV project, John Parnell explores whether CSP, especially power towers, risk becoming the Betamax of solar energy.