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  • Netflix growth stutters 21st Oct 2020
    Netflix added 2.2 million new subscribers in the three months to September 30th – significantly lower than the 3.4 million predicted by analysts. Revenue growth also fell short of expectations as a result, but net profits still rose to $790 million (€667m) from $665.2 million  in the same period last year. Netflix had already warned […]
  • Sky to open UK retail shops 21st Oct 2020
    Sky has revealed plans to launch retail shops across the UK – bringing its pay-TV, mobile and broadband products to UK high streets for the first time. The first few shops are to set to launch in 2020, with the very first opening in Liverpool on October 26th. Sky has plans to open further shops […]
  • Research: Nearly 300 OTT services in US 21st Oct 2020
    Research from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker shows that through Q3 2020, the number of OTT video services in the US has more than doubled since 2014, currently reaching nearly 300 different services. The rate of closure has also declined, from a peak in 2018 when 19 services left the market, to only six […]

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  • German heliostat tracker raises bar for CSP tower accuracy 15th Oct 2020
    A new heliostat alignment technology developed in Germany highlights the widening range of cost-saving products that will soon be available to commercial CSP tower plants. A number of research teams are developing advanced heliostat calibration technology. Heliostats typically represent around a third of CSP plant costs and the misalignment of mirrors can severely dent output. […]
    Robin Sayles
  • China CSP tower hits 89% output rate; CSP tower to supply Italian pasta factory 15th Oct 2020
    China's Delingha CSP hits 89% fulfilment in first year Supcon Solar achieved a fulfilment rate of 88.6% at its 50 MW Delingha CSP tower plant in Qinghai Province in the first full year of operation, industry association China Solar Thermal Alliance (CSTA), reported September 29. This is higher than the CSP fulfilment rates of 70 […]
    Robin Sayles
  • Australia's first large CSP plant hinges on Glencore terms 30th Sep 2020
    In July, Vast Solar announced it was developing a 50 MW hybrid CSP-PV-gas plant in the mining town of Mount Isa in Queensland. The town hosts Glencore's giant Mount Isa Mines facility where it operates four copper and zinc mines. The A$600 million ($423.7 million) North Western Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) would be Vast […]
    Robin Sayles
  • Abengoa completes first CSP array at giant Dubai project; Q-Energy fund buys 117 MW CSP capacity in Spain 30th Sep 2020
    Abengoa completes first parabolic trough array in Dubai Spain's Abengoa has completed construction of the first of three 200 MW parabolic trough solar fields at the 950 MW Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV project in Dubai, the company announced September 24. Developed by Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, the $4.4 billion Noor Energy 1 project will be […]
    Robin Sayles
  • South Korean CSP developer predicts 'competitive' bid in Chile 19th Aug 2020
    As EIG Atacama Management prepares to bring online Chile's first CSP plant, a new CSP rival is looking to enter the market. South Korean group Andes Green Energy aims to build its first large-scale CSP plant in Chile and will bid two hybrid CSP-PV projects in Chile's power generation auction in December. Chile’s national energy […]
    Robin Sayles