Concentrating Solar Power – State of the Art, Cost Analysis and Pre-Feasibility Study for the Implementation in China

Abstract The report was prepared by Wen Zhang, a consultant with the German company Fitchtner. A PPT file is also provided here to summarize the long word document, and it was prepared by Wen Zhang and Dr. Ole Langniss jointly. This study provides a summary assessment of four major concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies and a review of major projects built mainly in USA and Spain. The cost of these CSP projects is compared and analyzed. Based on these information, a preliminary feasibility study of a CSP project in China is prepared to indicate the enormous market potential of CSP technology.
Author Wen Zhang, Fitchtner, October, 2010
6 Renewable Energy, 6.3 Solar Energy, 6.3.2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)