Photovoltaic technologies are beginning to appear more attractive than concentrated solar thermal plants. PV’s competitiveness is improving from technical and operational advancements, as well as...
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same permitting and transmission interconnect requirements,” Ricker says. “We are producing a much larger plant, one that uses steam generating technology. The output is more firm and it has a greater load shifting or matching capability, especially if you add a storage system. And remember, when Ivanpah comes on line, it will produce as much electricity as all the PV assets in California combined.”