Can concentrated solar power be reborn?

Glasspoint, the once-failed company, is betting there’s still a way forward for solar thermal.

December 13, 2023
The Latitude podcast from Latitude Media

The concentrating solar power industry — also known as solar thermal — has been defined by bankruptcies, failed projects, and high costs. But is it finding new life?

Crystalline silicon photovoltaics won the race for solar power generation long ago. But there’s a vital market it can’t serve cheaply: industrial steam.

And now out of bankruptcy, GlassPoint is hoping that solar thermal can find a competitive edge in the massive market for heat.

In this episode of The Latitude, editor Lisa Martine Jenkins presents a story from staff writer Maeve Allsup on the industrial niche that may pull concentrated solar out of obscurity.

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