Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants use mirrors to concentrate the energy from the sun to drive traditional steam turbines or engines that create electricity. The thermal energy concentrated in a CSP plant can be stored and used to produce electricity when it is needed, day or night. Today, over 1,800 megawatts (MW) of CSP plants operate in the United States. Growing environmental concerns over carbon emissions and efforts to reduce air pollution, policy support from governments to enable adoption of renewable technologies and dispatchability of power are the major factors driving the concentrating solar power market. Basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. Leading players are Abengoa Solar (Spain), Aalborg CSP (Denmark), ACWA Power (Saudi Arabia), BrightSource Energy, Inc. (U.S) and eSolar Inc (U.S), among others.
Scope of the Report:
By Technology(Parabolic Trough, Solar Tower, Linear Fresnel, Dish/Engine Systems)
By End-User(Residential, Commercial, Industrial)
By Component(Solar Field, Power Block, Thermal Energy Storage System)