中文  |  ENGLISH

Concentrated Solar Power capacity reaches 4.95 GW in 2017

2018.04.19     From: helioscsp

Global CSP capacity hit 4.95 GW at the end of 2017, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s annual report on global renewables capacity.


The 100 MW Xina plant in Pofadder, South Africa was the only CSP plant to begin commercial operations in 2017, marking the slowest year for the industry since at least 2008, when IRENA began keeping records.



Spain and the U.S. account for more than 80% of global CSP capacity (Source: IRENA)


More than 3.7 GW of capacity was added between 2010 and 2014, most of it in Spain and the United States. As of the end of 2017, Spain and the U.S. still accounted for around 80% of global CSP capacity, with Spain standing at 2.31 GW and the U.S. at 1.76 GW. South Africa (300 MW), India (229 MW), Morocco (180 MW), and the United Arab Emirates (100 MW) were the only other countries to have 100 MW or more of CSP capacity.


Global CSP capacity is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, with China alone planning to add 5 GW by 2020. Several projects are on schedule to become operational this year, including the 200 MW Noor 2 and 150 MW Noor 3 projects in Morocco, and the 100 MW Shouhang Dunhuang project in China. There are 16 pilot plants under construction or in planning or development in China (after four were recently shelved from the original list of 20). Outside China, several projects are either under construction or about to begin construction, including the 150 MW Aurora project in Australia, and the 700 MW fourth phase of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.


Leave your thoughts here

Free Reports

See more+
  • Suppliers List of China Key CSP Projects (Updating)

    13 key concentrated solar power projects in China undergoing:Shouhang Dunhuang 100MW Molten Salt Parabolic Trough ProjectRoyal Tech Yumen 50MW Parabolic Trough ProjectDCTC Dunhuang 50MW MS CLFR ProjectRayspower Yumen 50MW Trough ProjectCNNC Royal Tech Urad 100MW Parabolic Trough ProjectSupcon Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower ProjectLuNeng Haixi 50 MW Solar Thermal Tower Plant ProjectPower C

  • CSNP Royal Tech Urat 100MW Parabolic Trough CSP Project

    Updating--Feb., 2019 Edition8 pages in totalAs one of the first batch of 20 pilot CSPprojects, CSNP Royal Tech Urat 100MW Parabolic Trough CSP Project is thelargest trough plant within the pilot projects, in terms of installed capacity.1. Overview (P2)2. Fast sheet (P2-3)3. Highlights (P3)4. Project Milestones (P4)5. Project Participants 5.1. Developer--Inner Mongolia China Nuclear Royal Tech C

  • Applicants in China 2nd Batch of CSP Demonstration Projects

    Updating--Feb., 2019 Edition11 pages in total1.Projects with feasibility study meeting finished (P1-3)These 24 projects with total capacity of 3,050 MW have been progressed faster with the feasibility study finished during in the past three years, and they are expected to be included in the 2nd batch of China CSP demonstration projects in the future.2.Projects Applying for China 2nd Batch of CSP D

  • Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project

    Updating--Feb., 2019 Edition8 pages in totalLocatedin Hainan Eco Solar Energy Park, 12 kilometers southwest to Gonghe County ofQinghai Province, Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project isselected as one of the first batch of pilot CSP projects in China. 1. Overview (P2)2. Fast sheet (P2-3)3. Project Milestones (P4)4. Project Participants 4.1. Developer (P5) 4.2. Owner&Inves

Upcoming Events

See more+

Project Updates

See more+

CONTACT US

Tex:+86-21-6111 0177

Email:csp@cspfocus.cn


备案/许可证编号为:沪ICP备17051021号

Wechat public platform

Follow CSP Focus for more news