Record-Low CSP Bid in Dubai Ignites Debate Over the Technology’s Competitiveness

By [email protected] A record-low bid for concentrated solar power with storage in Dubai has sparked debate over whether the technology might soon become competitive with solar PV.

The bid for power production priced at $94.50 per megawatt-hour is one of four received by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in a call for 200 megawatts of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity to be built in Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Other bids ranged in price from $105.80 to $173.50 per megawatt-hour, according to local reports.

Although DEWA — which is due to issue the tender award in the coming days —

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