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Solar PV Has an Speed Edge on Concentrating Solar Thermal

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/solar-pv-has-speed-edge-concentrating-solar-thermal/

CSP represents over 6,000 MW of the over 15,000 MW of future solar projects that SEPA is tracking, but there are differences in project development between CSP and PV. PV can be built and sub-sections of the larger project can be energized over time, resulting in lower construction risk and balance-sheet impact. CSP projects need to be completed in full before commissioning, a period which takes several years from start to finish. [emphasis added]

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