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Middle East and North Africa Concentrating Solar Power
Knowledge and Innovation Program

MENA CSP KIP Newsletter 05/09/2018

5th September 2018

Welcome to the MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program Newsletter!

Countries that are considering building Concentrating Solar Power plants would do well to learn about Chile’s experience with CSP.

Chile’s Atacama Desert has the world’s highest levels of direct normal irradiation and high energy demand from a burgeoning mining sector. It also lacks local sources of fossil fuels, relying on imported energy for most of its energy needs.

Despite favorable conditions, developers have had to overcome financing challenges and fight to win tenders in a hyper-competitive, subsidy-free market. Read on to find out how CSP has fared in Chile.

You can also read this newsletter in French or Arabic.

 

Lessons learned in Chile’s CSP program: Interview with Carlos Arenas

Chile Largest CSP Project in Pictures: Cerro Dominador

 

Recommendations from around the web (in English):

Cerro Dominador Project Timeline

‘A Solar Saudi Arabia’: whilst Trump promotes coal, Chile and others are turning to cheap sun power

 

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