Can concentrated solar power be reborn?

The Latitude

Dec 13 2023 • 7 mins

The concentrating solar power industry – also known as solar thermal – has been defined by bankruptcies, failed projects, and high costs. But is it finding new life? Crystalline silicon photovoltaics won the race for solar power generation long ago. But there’s a vital market it can’t serve cheaply: industrial steam. And now out of bankruptcy, GlassPoint is hoping that solar thermal can find a competitive edge in the massive market for heat. Today: Editor Lisa Martine Jenkins presents a story from staff writer Maeve Allsup on the industrial niche that may pull concentrated solar out of obscurity. For more of Latitude Media’s coverage of the frontiers of clean energy, sign up for our newsletter. Thanks to our partner, Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America. Latitude listeners are invited to attend the event for free on January 17-19 at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit Intersolar.us and use code LAT to get free expo access and save 20% on a conference pass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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