Solar tower technology currently accounts for 4% of the global installed CSP share, totalling at 98 MW across 7 markets. Crucially, however, the global project pipeline indicates that solar tower technology is set to play an increasingly prominent role within the CSP landscape both in terms of MW capacity share - accounting for 23% of the MW capacity under construction and 38% of the MW capacity under development - and market activity - the collective reach of solar tower plants in operation, under construction and under development will permeate 14 markets . This promising growth trajectory coupled with claims that solar tower could represent CSP's most viable route towards grid-parity has meant that the eyes of the industry are increasingly focusing in on this technology.
Yet, for the CSP industry, the success of the internationalization of solar tower technology alongside the growth of the technology in established markets will be highly contingent upon a greater degree of transparency surrounding market specific cost data from CAPEX to OPEX, and performance characteristics and capabilities. For CSP industry stakeholders, a greater degree of cost and performance transparency is critical to assessing market activity, strategizing commercial trajectories and optimizing profitability from the most promising of CSP technologies. Through industry-validated cost information, localized techno-economic analysis and inter-market benchmarking, this report brings unprecedented clarity on solar tower technology across eight global markets, enabling you to separate the fact from the hype. Critical Market Specific Cost Data: Receive the most up-to-date, industry validated cost data breakdowns from CAPEX to OPEX in defined optimal solar tower plants across 8 markets (Chile, India, Morocco, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and USA).
*The PPA tariff is the merit of metric used in this report given that it represents not just the cost of generating electricity but the real electricity selling price where tax payments and investors returns have been factored in. it is therefore the real price at which a solar tower plant could sell the electricity meeting the equity investor's targets.