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Some Skepticism on Solar Thermal Power’s Storage Potential

January 24th, 2012 | by John Farrell

Earlier this month, New York Times reporter Matt Wald had a piece on the role of energy storage in supporting the expansion of renewable energy. However, his specific focus on solar thermal power generation overlooks the potentially high costs of relying on solar thermal power and also overlooks the potential for distributed “storehousing” of renewable energy.


When Picking Solar Power Options, It’s the Water, Stupid

August 5th, 2011 | by John Farrell

Concentrating solar has promised big additions to renewable energy production with the additional benefit of energy storage - saving sun power for nighttime - but there's a catch. Most of the new power plants are big water users despite being planned for desert locations



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