24 May '11, 1pm

CSP: Targeting Grid-Parity in Spain

CSP: Targeting Grid-Parity in Spain

In the longer-term, to make concessional finance less critical, generation costs will need to be dramatically lower. This implies that investment costs, and therefore the manufacturing costs of the main components and systems, need to decrease. This could be made possible by a combination of technical innovation, economies of scale and the experience curve effect, the study concludes. The potential for cutting costs is considerable, as CSP is a young industry, with few large or experienced players. MENA, like other emerging regions, has technical and industrial capabilities that are likely to form a good basis on which to build CSP-related activities, as shown for example by the strong auto parts industry in several countries of the region. It could become home to a new, high potential industry, serving local markets, as well as existing markets in areas such as southern E...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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