Plan, measure and optimize your involvement and profitability in Parabolic
Trough CSP by utilizing the most up-to-date, comprehensive and hard to access
cost and performance data
In spite of Parabolic Trough being the most mature and widely deployed of all
CSP technology's - accounting for no less than 95.6% of the current global
installed MW capacity of CSP - only a small number of developers and EPC
contractors know the real costs of Parabolic Trough, and this is not
information they are willing to share!
For the CSP industry a greater degree of cost transparency is paramount to the
long-term sustainability and growth of its principal technology. For CSP
industry players a greater degree of cost transparency is critical to
strategizing their involvement in and optimizing their profit from the most
bankable CSP technology. This report brings unprecedented clarity to the costs
of Parabolic Trough CSP.
The CSP Parabolic Trough Report provides you with the facts, data and analysis
you need to stay ahead of the curve and secure profitability in this nascent
Critical Cost Data: Receive the most up-to-date industry validated
cost data across the lifespan of a Parabolic Trough CSP plant from CAPEX to
OPEX, including a comprehensive component cost breakdown, solar field costs
and material replacement costs, presented also as easy to reference appendices
(CAPEX and OPEX) for your convenience (in € and $).
Realistic Levelized Energy Cost (LCOE) Models: Determine the LCOE
of Parabolic Trough CSP based upon the latest, industry validated data.
Identify the longitudinal trend with retrospective comparisons and LCOE
forecasts, and understand the LCOE dependency relationship to loan conditions,
loan interest rates and tariff rates.
Performance Optimization and Cost Reduction: Utilise our cost
benefit analysis of key technology choices, including dry vs. wet cooling and
thermal storage vs. no storage, to determine how such features will impact
upon the LCOE, lifetime cost and performance of Parabolic Trough CSP.
Key Trends and Research Developments: Gain an insight into the
latest global research activities and understand how such developments will
impact upon the cost reduction and performance optimization of Parabolic
Trough CSP, including manufacturing, installation and maintenance initiatives,
heat transfer fluid and storage mediums and configurations, and cooling
Market Share of Parabolic Trough CSP: Strategize your investment in
and gauge your profit from Parabolic Trough - the most bankable and widely
deployed CSP technology - by understanding the long-term market share, growth
and viability of this technology, including key comparisons with other CSP
technologies and an overview of the collective projected growth of the CSP
industry over the coming decade.
Worldwide List of All Parabolic Trough Plants: A complete and
up-to-date global list of Parabolic Trough plants at all stages
(‘operating', ‘under construction', ‘under development' and
‘announced'), including critical data on developer, location, MW
capacity and storage capacity. Use this data to track the evolving geography
of Parabolic Trough, to determine how key technology breakthroughs are being
implemented, and identify where business opportunities are ‘up for
grabs' for suppliers, service providers and component providers.
Step 1. Preliminary Research
At this stage 40+ CSP Today conducted interviews with industry executives
(including developers, component manufacturers, service providers, financial
bodies, EPC's and research labs) to ensure that the focus, scope and
information in the report is highly relevant to industry executives.
Additionally, a broad industry survey is sent to our database, which has more
than 20,000 active contacts, to validate the results.
Step 2. Gathering and Analyzing Primary Data
CSP Today works with expert authors who carry out a thorough review of CSP
related literature. Then CSP Today carries out in-depth interviews with 20+
highly targeted industry executives, scientists and government officials,
these interviews give the reader an insider's view into the CSP industry. The
cost data presented in this report has been collected from and validated by
executives across the industry to ensure it represents the most up-to-date and
accurate cost of Parabolic Trough and Solar Tower. The collated data was then
run through the Solar Advisory Model (SAM) developed by NREL, which is held as
the industry's gold standard for testing. The results of the modeling have
been analyzed to create the report.
Step 3. Peer-Reviewing and Editing
All CSP Today reports are peer-reviewed by at least two independent experts
and the resulting feedback is incorporated in the report. Once feedback is
incorporated, the report is edited and designed.
Step 4. Customer Support and Feedback
Customers have the right to ask questions about unclear points in the report.
The feedback resulting from this interaction is incorporated into future CSP