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Last Chance Saloon for Gen 3 CSP

About this event

Rethink Energy would like to invite you to a webinar on Tuesday, September 21st 2021 – 4.00pm (GMT) as it unveils its latest forecast – Last Chance Saloon for Gen 3 CSP – detailing how a near-forgotten type of renewable energy is about to stage a comeback.


The report outlines both how well-known Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) approaches have seen a resurgence in China, Chile and elsewhere, and how 1,000-degree-plus designs will play a supporting role in the decarbonization of certain heavy industries.


A 30-minute presentation will be hosted by Rethink’s Solar Analyst and lead author of the report Andries Wantenaar, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. The following guest speakers will join for discussion: Bruce Anderson (CEO of 247Solar), John Ingram (CEO of Focal Line Solar), and Craig Wood (CEO of Vast Solar),


The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The dramatic and easy LCOE declines which a still-small sector has yet to discover 
  • The breadth of CSP designs currently being developed around the world
  • The multiple market opportunities for CSP, especially long-duration energy storage
  • How Western research will enable temperatures as high as 1,500°C to be harnessed


After a decade of neglect and failures, CSP projects are once again a serious force, with China’s developers moving on from a national swathe of full-scale “pilot projects” to develop CSP plants both as standalone projects across the globe, and as long-duration energy storage in several gigantic wind-solar-hydrogen complexes which are planned in China’s desert provinces. In the west, novel approaches are being developed by start-ups and US national research organizations, with steelmaker ArcelorMittal and miner Rio Tinto both in talks with high-temperature CSP company Heliogen.

Hosted by

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    John Ingram Founder & CTO @ Focal Line Solar

    John Ingram is a Founder and CTO at Focal Line Solar. He’s an Energy Systems Engineer & Energy Technology Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the sector. During this time he’s completed numerous tech and financial analyses and consulting projects, as well as design projects and studies.

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    Bruce Anderson CEO @ 247Solar

    Bruce Anderson the Chairman, CEO and co-inventor of the 247Solar technology. He began his solar career when he completed his Masters thesis at MIT in 1973, and has over 40 years of experience in solar and technology startups.

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    Andries Wantenaar Junior Analyst @ Rethink Technology Research

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    Craig Wood CEO @ Vast Solar

    Craig has international experience in corporate management, structured finance and the energy and technology sectors. He has worked in senior executive operational roles around the globe and held directorships, CEO and CFO roles in industrial and manufacturing organisations.

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