A recent television documentary in South Africa by Carte Blanche has done a great job highlighting the success that CSP projects are having and the promise they hold to solving some of Africa’s energy challanges. http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/912694
What this documentary highlights is the fact that there is no reason why CSP cannot deliver most of the energy required by South Africa and its neighbours within a short period of time. What it did not talk about was the barriers that are holding progress back which are more to do with politics than economics or technology. Wishing my friends and colleagues in the industry continued success.
For those who want to learn more or get a more indepth view on the latest developments of CSP tech in South Africa, take a look at WWF’s recent report called “Concentrated Solar Power – A strategic industrial development opportunity for South Africa“