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Solar Thermal Power Market Forecast to 2020 - Utilities to Drive Future Developments in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market

Published: Jun-2010 | Format: PDF | GBI Research | Code: MRS - 1300

The report provides in-depth analysis of the global solar thermal market and provides forecast estimates up to 2020. The research analyzes the key trends, major issues and growth opportunities in the global solar thermal market. The report contains in depth analysis of the key countries and provides forecast estimates up to 2020. The research analyzes the key trends, drivers, major issues and growth opportunities in the key countries. The report also gives insights on market development of solar thermal in emerging markets. The report provides detailed analysis on the technology trends and cost break up for solar thermal. Information on the regulatory framework and key policies governing the industry has also been dealt with in detail. Elaborate profiling of major industry participants coupled with detailed analysis of important news and deals provide a comprehensive understanding of the global solar thermal market.

Scope

  • The Report provides detailed analysis of the market scenario and growth forecasts up to 2020
  • It provides detailed analysis of key countries namely the US, Spain and Australia
  • Growth projections up to 2020 for key regions such as the US, Spain and Australia are provided in the report
  • Elaborate profiles of key market participants are detailed
  • The report covers policy and regulatory framework governing the market
  • Updated news and deals pertaining to the market is covered


Reasons To Buy

  • Identify key growth and investment opportunities in the global solar thermal market
  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry’s growth potential
  • Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure, strategy and prospects
  • Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data, deal analysis and recent developments
  • Develop strategies based on the latest operational and regulatory events
  • Do deals with an understanding of the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 3

1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6

2 Introduction 7
2.1 Global Carbon Emission, Overview 7
2.2 Green Stimulus: A Crucial Support to the Renewable Energy Industry 8

3 Solar Thermal Power-An introduction to the Technology 10
3.1 Parabolic Trough System 10
3.2 Solar Tower System 11
3.3 Parabolic Dish System 12
3.4 Linear Fresnel Reflectors 12

4 Global Solar Thermal Market 13
4.1 Overview 13
4.2 Global Solar Thermal Market, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 13
4.3 Global Solar Thermal Market, Power Generation, MW, 2001–2020 16
4.4 Global Solar Thermal Market, Installed Capacity by Country, 2009 18

5 Key Drivers and Challenges in the Solar Thermal Market 19
5.1 Key Drivers 19
5.1.1 Government Support-a Key Determinant 19
5.1.2 Renewable Portfolio Standards-a CSP Market Catalyst 19
5.1.3 Financial Support-Will Boost CSP investment 19
5.2 Key Challenges in the Solar Thermal Market 20
5.2.1 Grid Connectivity-a Serious Concern 20
5.2.2 Plant Cooling Requirements-Reducing Power Generation 20

6 Global Solar Thermal Market, Cost Trends 21
6.1 Large Scale Installations to Benefit from Economies of Scale 21
6.2 Investment Cost to Decline in the Long-Term 21
6.3 Aluminum Solar Trough Technology—A Step to Reduce the Solar Field Cost 21
6.4 Power Generation Cost to Decline 21

7 The US Solar Thermal Market-2001 to 2020 22
7.1 Overview 22
7.2 Solar Thermal Market, The US, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 22
7.3 Solar Thermal Market, The US, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 24

8 Solar Thermal Market, The US, Utilities Trends, 2009 26
8.1 Utility-Owned Projects—A Strategic Driver of CSP Installations 26
8.2 Utilities Eyeing CSP Plants with Storage Backup 27
8.3 Building and Upgrading Transmission Lines 27

9 The US Solar Thermal Market-Regulatory Framework 28
9.1 The US Renewable Energy Market-Major Policies 28
9.1.1 Overview 28
9.1.2 Federal Financial Incentives 28
9.1.3 State Incentive Programs 32
9.2 The US Solar Thermal Power, Regulatory Framework—Major Policies 34
9.2.1 The Solar America Initiative (SAI) 34
9.2.2 Investment Tax Credit 34
9.2.3 The US, Solar Thermal, Financial Incentives, by State 34

10 Spain, Solar Thermal Market, 2001–2020 40
10.1 Overview 40
10.2 Spain, Solar Thermal Market, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 40
10.3 Spain, Solar Thermal Market, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 41
10.4 Spain, Renewable Market, Regulatory Framework, Major Policies 42
10.4.1 Overview 42
10.4.2 Spain, Renewable Market, Major Policies 42
10.5 Spain, Solar Thermal Market, Regulatory Framework, Major Initiatives 44
10.5.1 Overview 44
10.5.2 Spain, Solar Thermal Market, Major Regulations 44
10.5.3 Implications of the New Subsidy Regime for the Spanish CSP Market 46

11 Future Hotspots for the Solar Thermal Market, 2010 to 2020 47
11.1 Overview 47
11.2 Solar Thermal Market, Future Hotspots, Installed Capacity, By Country, MW,2010 to 2020 47
11.3 Solar Thermal Market, Future Hotspots, Power Generation, By Country, GWh,2010 to 2020 49

12 Global Solar Thermal Market, Financial Deals, 2009–2010 51
12.1 Deals Volume versus Deal Value Analysis, 2009–2010 51
12.2 Global Solar Thermal Market, Deals by Type, 2009 52
12.3 Global Solar Thermal Market, Major Deals, 2009–2010 54
12.3.1 Enel Completes Rights Offering Of $10 Billion 54
12.3.2 Solar Trust Of America Announces Project Financing Of $6,000m For Solar Thermal Power Plants 56
12.3.3 Iberdrola Completes Debt Offering Of Five-Year Bonds for $1,894.8m 57
12.3.4 Enel Completes Private Placement Of 5.125% Senior Notes Due 2019 for $1.75 Billion 58
12.3.5 Eskom Holdings to Invest $805m in Upington Solar Power Plant, South Africa 59
12.3.6 Siemens Acquires 63% Stake in Solel Solar Systems 60
12.3.7 Siemens Energy Acquires Additional 17% Interest in Archimede Solar Energy 61
12.3.8 AREVA Acquires 100% Interest In Ausra 62
12.3.9 BrightSource Energy Announces Project Financing of $1.37 billion for Ivanpah Solar Thermal Plant in California, the US 63
12.3.10 JSC Atomenergoprom Completes Bond Offering for $1,713.56m 64

13 Appendix 65
13.1 List of Abbreviation 65
13.2 Methodology 66
13.2.1 Coverage 66
13.2.2 Secondary Research 67
13.2.3 Primary Research 67
13.2.4 Expert Panel Validation 67
13.3 Contact Us 67
13.4 Disclaimer 68


List of Tables

Table 1: Global CO2 Emissions, Million Metric Tons, 2001–2009 8
Table 2: Global Green Stimulus Packages by Major Countries, Amount ($ bn) and Share of Total Stimulus (%), 2009 9
Table 3: Capital Cost Breakdown of Solar Trough System, Share of Total Cost, %, 2009 11
Table 4: Capital Cost Breakdown of Solar Tower System, Share of Total Cost, %, 2009 12
Table 5: Global Solar Thermal Market, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 15
Table 6: Global Solar Thermal Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 17
Table 7: Global Solar Thermal Market, Share of Installed Capacity by Country, %, 2009 18
Table 8: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 23
Table 9: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 25
Table 10: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Proposed Cumulative Capacity Additions by Top Utilities, MW, 2010 to 2016 26
Table 11: State Renewables Portfolio Standards and Policy Incentives, The US, 2010 33
Table 12: Solar Thermal Market, Spain, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 41
Table 13: Solar Power Market, Spain, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 42
Table 14: Solar Market, Spain, Feed-in Tariffs, € / kWh, 2007–2008 45
Table 15: Solar Market, Spain, New Feed-in Tariff, € / kWh, 2009 45
Table 16: Solar Market, Spain, Tax Rebate, By Year, 2008–2010 46
Table 17: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Hotspot Destinations, Installed Capacity, MW,
2010 to 2020 48
Table 18: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Hotspot Destinations, Power Generation, GWh,
2010 to 2020 50
Table 19: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Deal Volume versus Deal Value ($m) Analysis,
2004–2009 51
Table 20: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Share of Deal Volume by Type, %, 2009 52
Table 21: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Share of Deal Value by Type, %, 2009 53
Table 22: Enel Completes Rights Offering Of $10 Billion 54
Table 23: Solar Trust Of America Announces Project Financing Of $6,000m 56
Table 24: Iberdrola Completes Debt Offering Of Five-Year Bonds For $1,894.8m 57
Table 25: Enel Completes Private Placement Of 5.125% Senior Notes Due 2019 For $1.75 Billion 58
Table 26: Eskom Holdings To Invest $805m In Upington Solar Power Plant, South Africa 59
Table 27: Siemens Acquires 63% Stake In Solel Solar Systems 60
Table 28: Siemens Energy Acquires Additional 17% Interest In Archimede Solar Energy 61
Table 29: AREVA Acquires 100% Interest In Ausra 62
Table 30: BrightSource Energy Announces Project Financing Of $1.37 billion for Ivanpah Plant 63
Table 31: JSC Atomenergoprom Completes Bond Offering For $1,713.56m 64
Table 32: List of Abbreviations 65
List of Figures

Figure 1: Global CO2 Emissions, Million Metric Tons, 2001–2009 7
Figure 2: Global Green Stimulus Packages by Major Countries, Amount ($ bn) and Share of Total Stimulus (%), 2009 9
Figure 3: Capital Cost Breakdown of Solar Trough Systems, Share of Total Cost, %, 2009 10
Figure 4: Capital Cost Breakdown of Solar Tower System, Share of Total Cost, %, 2009 11
Figure 5: Global Solar Thermal Market, Cumulative Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 14
Figure 6: Global Solar Thermal Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 16
Figure 7: Global Solar Thermal Market, Share of Global Installed Capacity by Country, %, 2009 18
Figure 8: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 23
Figure 9: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 24
Figure 10: Solar Thermal Market, The US, Proposed Cumulative Capacity Additions by Top Utilities, MW, 2010 to 2016 26
Figure 11: Solar Thermal Market, Spain, Installed Capacity, MW, 2001–2020 40
Figure 12: Solar Power Market, Spain, Power Generation, GWh, 2001–2020 41
Figure 13: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Hotspot Destinations, Installed Capacity, MW,
2010 to 2020 48
Figure 14: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Hotspot Destinations, Power Generation, GWh,
2010 to 2020 49
Figure 15: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Deal Volume versus Deal Value ($m) Analysis,
2004–2009 51
Figure 16: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Share of Deal Volume by Type, %, 2009 52
Figure 17: Solar Thermal Market, Global, Share of Deal Value by Type, %, 2009 53
Figure 18: GBI Research Methodology, 2010 66

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