Hybrid PV-CSP can add 8-12 hours of operations to PV, mitigate intermittency and support peak demand. CSP storage is reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly
Solar PV is the most cost-effective, fastest to deploy and scalable way to convert solar energy into clean power. However, as the PV share of production grows, intermittency becomes a significant issue for grid stability. BrightSource’s Tower CSP technologies help solve this challenge by providing intrinsic integration of storage capabilities. In fact, hybrid PV-CSP plants can outperform both PV and PV+BESS plants for 12-24 hour operation use cases.
Reliable power - CSP with storage decouples charging from discharging