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Yuuuge CSP in Dubai

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by SageBrush, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I doubt there is much argument over the idea that the gulf states are not into CSP for the environment but rather the money, so the arithmetic is interesting: It comes down to them wanting to sell the oil rather than burn it locally for electricity

    A gallon of oil (at $60 a barrell) is worth about $1.5 and can be combusted in an electricity plant to make about 11 kWh. That works out to be about 14 cents a kWh generation cost from oil.
     
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  3. deonb

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    No, Dubai has specific environmental goals. They are trying to become the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world.

    They already earmarked $40b in government funding for that:
    Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched


    The U.S. is pretty alone in the world with its resistance against clean energy...
     
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    2050? The oil countries of the Middle East have been all talk on renewables as far as I can see. Until they actually produce a few gWh I'm not buying it.

    Pretty interesting that they would go with a massive concentrated solar project rather than PV. Doesn't need a near term completion date. Doesn't help drive down the global cost of solar PV.
     

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