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Concentrating Solar Thermal Systems for Generating Electricity (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 7, 2011

This is a presentation from the Mexican Non-Conventional Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute aimed at describing the perspectives of using concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, and the implications stemming from this choice. It was made during the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Electricity Workshop held in Paraguay in May 2010.

The presentation starts by describing the different technologies employed, as well as their numerous industrial and commercial applications. Operating solar plants are used as examples when presenting the main systems. A second section comprises a short worldwide market study of solar plants and a future projection of connected costs. It is followed by a description of the situation in Mexico and the Latin American region as whole, including a brief overview of the legal framework and available incentives.

Last but not least, the presentation advocates for the market uptake of CSP technologies given their multiple benefits.

Document only available in Spanish

Author: Mexican Non-Conventional Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute

Date: 2010

Slides: 24

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