I recently had the privilege of participating in a webcast on the future of concentrating solar power (CSP) in the U.S. The panel discussion was moderated by Marc Gunther, a contributing editor at Fortune magazine who has spent many years writing on energy issues.
The discussion was fascinating for me, since I was the only one of the three panelists not employed by a CSP company. That meant I could ask a lot of questions of people who have vast working experience with this promising utility-scale technology.
The other participants were Michael Jungreis, manager of business development for Siemens Concentrated Solar Power, and Bob Cable, plant manager of Nevada Solar One, a 64 MW CSP plant that went on-line in 2007.