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Installed Capacity Price Competitiveness of CSP Versus PV

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Troy McBride, Joel Stettenheim

Norwich Technologies, Norwich, VT

Paper No. ES2017-3677, pp. V001T05A015; 3 pages
  • ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2017 Power Conference Joint With ICOPE-17, the ASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum
  • ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26–30, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division, Solar Energy Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5759-5
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


Solar electricity can be generated by either photovoltaic panels or concentrating solar power (CSP), which uses a thermal cycle. The recent historic drop in photovoltaic panel prices has encouraged the opinion that CSP, with its higher levelized cost of energy, has poor prospects outside of niche deployments. We review evidence for the contrary view, supported by the International Energy Agency and others, that CSP’s market prospects are in fact bright.

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