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CSP Today Technology Series (Parabolic Trough Report & Solar Tower Report)
|Published by||CSP Today||Product code||253010|
|Published||Content info||200+ Pages
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|CSP Today Technology Series (Parabolic Trough Report & Solar Tower Report)|
|Published: August 26, 2012||Content info: 200+ Pages||
This publication has been discontinued on October 15, 2016.
The following are two reports for the CSP Today Technology Series, which can be promoted as a bundle:
Buy a bundle of the two reports and save $995!
Get ahead in your CSP business with access to top analysis, accurate data and comprehensive guidance on CSP technology
The CSP industry stands at a critical juncture in its development. As opportunities opened up by the ambitious CSP roadmaps outlined in new markets are mediated by the well-versed financial difficulties facing established key markets, the drive towards technological cost reduction and performance optimization will prove critical in enabling the industry to both negotiate its challenges and realise its possibilities.
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
Accounting for no less than 95.6% of the current global installed MW capacity of CSP (1774 MW), Parabolic Trough is the most bankable and widely deployed CSP technology. With a further 2282.5 MW currently in the ‘under construction' phase, Parabolic Trough is set to continue to dominate the CSP landscape for the foreseeable future. Yet, in spite of its maturity and prominence, 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! Crucially, however, the cost of Parabolic Trough will both dictate the extent to which the potential of this technology is realized and determine the long-term viability of the CSP industry more broadly as it competes against other forms of solar energy (most notably PV), other forms of renewable energy, and conventional energy. Securing a greater degree of cost transparency will be central to the CSP industry achieving the coveted goal of grid-parity. This report brings unprecedented clarity to the costs of Parabolic Trough CSP.
Plan, measure and optimize your involvement and profitability in Solar Tower CSP by utilizing the most up-to-date, comprehensive and hard to access cost and performance data
With Solar Tower technology set to occupy an increasingly prominent position within the global CSP landscape - growing from its current market share of 3.3% of the global installed MW capacity to a 21.3% share in plants ‘under construction' and to a 51.2% share in plants ‘under development' - the eyes of the industry are rapidly zooming in on this nascent CSP technology. However, despite the technology having been frequently tipped as representing CSP's most promising path towards grid-parity, only a handful of developers and EPC contractors know the real cost and performance parameters of Solar Tower, and this is not information which they are prepared to share! At this historic juncture in the technology's deployment, a greater transparency in these parameters will prove pivotal to securing the long-term viability and success of both Solar Tower and the CSP industry as a whole. This report brings unprecedented clarity to the costs and performance of Solar Tower CSP.
The CSP Parabolic Trough and CSP Solar Tower Reports have been produced following a rigorous four step research process:
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.
CSP Today works with expert authors who carry out a thorough review of CSP related literature. Then CSP Today carries out indepth 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 CSP. 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.
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.
Customers have the right to ask questions about unclear points in the report. The feedback resulting from this interaction is incorporated into future CSP Today reports.
CSP Today is the reference point for CSP professionals and a cornerstone for communications within the industry.
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