Solar Tower Report 2014:Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage


Courtesy of FCBI Energy

'Strategically plan your commercial trajectory and optimize profitability in the increasingly internationalized solar tower market'

About this report: 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).
  • Realistic Power Purchase Agreement (PPA*) Calculations: Determine the PPA of Solar Tower technology by market, benchmark emerging CSP markets against the traditional key markets and identify the sensitivity features which will impact upon the PPA and to what extent.
  • Energy Yield and Performance Output Data & Analysis: Identify and benchmark the market specific energy yield and performance characteristics, including solar field thermal output, online parasitics, net energy, total operating hours, solar-to-electricity efficiency and water consumption.
  • The Evolution of Thermal Storage (TES): Use the global project pipelines to understand how and to what extent TES is being increasingly incorporated into Solar Tower plants, and gain insight into the latest R&D initiatives in TES tipped to reduce cost and optimize performance.
  • Market Share of Solar Tower Technology: Strategize your investment in and gauge your profit from Solar Tower by understanding the long-term market share, growth and viability of this technology, including market-by-market pipelines and key comparisons with other CSP technologies.

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