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Author Archives: Susan Kraemer

How to Prevent Trump’s Climate Ruin

November 18th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

A leading world power has been taken hostage by a learning-disabled internet troll who can send civilization to climate ruin. Many are feeling devastated and hopeless


Solar For After Dark: How CSP Works

October 31st, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is the form of solar that can store the sun's energy thermally for on-demand electricity generation. CSP is clean energy, like solar PV or wind, but the back end or the power block works like any thermal energy power station (coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants are thermal energy power stations). The difference is that instead of digging up a finite fuel from the earth, CSP harvests sunlight to make thermal energy


US Concentrated Solar Power Firms Ramp Up To Gigawatt Scale

October 28th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

Three US-based Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) startups are now making the leap to gigawatt-scale CSP projects at the global level. Two — SolarReserve and BrightSource Energy — were recipients of Department of Energy federal support through the Loan Guarantee Program and subsequent ARPA-E awards for R&D that helped them refine their innovative technologies. The third, Glasspoint Solar, took a different approach



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