Technology for the future
To produce electricity, solar thermal power plants use the heat energy generated from concentrated solar radiation. Although several technologies have already established themselves as viable players in the field, parabolic trough installations have proven themselves the most efficient and economical solar thermal power plant technology available for producing electricity on a large scale.
Investing in solar thermal power helps secure independence from the fluctuation in fossil fuel prices.
We are just at the beginning of a fast-paced economic development. The UN's World Energy Assessment predicts a dynamic trend for solar thermal power plants similar to the trend experienced with wind energy. In its study on solar energy published at the end of 2008, the private Swiss bank Sarasin forecast a growth in solar thermal power plant output amounting to 32 gigawatts by 2020. Numerous solar thermal power plants are already being developed and constructed all over the world, particularly in Spain, but also increasingly in the USA and the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).
Especially during the early phase of project development, partners with years of experience and technical know-how are essential for the successful assessment and development of feasible concepts.
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