Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.
BrightSource Energy will add molten salt storage to upcoming concentrating solar power plants, touting the benefits of solar thermal technology over low-cost solar photovoltaic technology.
The solar photovoltaic power plant, sited east of Berlin, is expected to provide clean energy to more than 5,000 homes in the surrounding area.
Florida Power & Light plans to build the world's largest solar photovoltaic power plant at Babcock Ranch--making it the world's first city powered by solar energy.
California utility betting on both solar photovoltaic panels and concentrating solar power to lower solar electricity costs, as it also explores technologies for grid storage.
Company creates unit dedicated to building large-scale power plants using solar-photovoltaic panels.
It's not as common as solar photovoltaic panels, but Hawaiian start-up Sopogy thinks small-scale solar thermal makes sense. Photos: Concentrating on solar power in Hawaii