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A bright future for CSP

Liddell solar thermal station ( the world's first solar-coal fired power augmentation facility) in Australia, installed by AREVA Solar.

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market is expanding at a rapid rate, a growth that is supported by ambitious climate change goals and progressive governmental incentives. By 2020, experts predict the CSP market will reach an estimated installed capacity of over 20 GWe, with an average annual growth rate of 20%. AREVA Solar is poised to fill the increased need for CSP technology.

Today, the most important markets for solar CSP are Australia and India. Other regions which present high potential include the US, Middle East & Northern Africa, South Africa and China.

AREVA Spotlight: CSP projects

AREVA Solar has many years of experience in providing solar solutions for new and existing power plants. Here are some examples of our involvement in this exciting energy market:

Did you know?

At the end of 2008, approximately 482MWe of CSP plant capacity was in operation:

  • 419MWe in the U.S.,
  • 63MWe in Spain and
  • 0.36MWe in Australia.

(Source: MED-CSD)

Stamp of approval

AREVA is the first solar steam power boiler manufacturer to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ "S" stamp certificate of authorization by meeting government safety regulations.

AREVA acquires the U.S. solar company Ausra