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Solar Boost

Hybridizing fossil plants with solar thermal technology.

Fortnightly Magazine - July 2012
Source: ENEL

opportunities CSP represents, but more indicative of current global economic and political realities.”

And at least one utility believes the economics of solar hybrids, if marginal now, eventually will work out. “When we build a solar system, it’s is a 30-year play, offsetting any potential increase in fossil fuel,” says Buck Martinez, a senior director of development at FPL. “So we might pay more up front to build it, but will never again have a fuel cost increase. We are bullish on solar.”

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