China's CSP dreams begin to materialize

Recent progress in China's first commercial-scale CSP project and the soon-to-be-announced feed-in-tariffs have set the industry’s wheels in motion. But is China ready to meet its own CSP targets?

By Heba Hashem

High DNI levels, vast deserts and low-cost components make China an attractive destination for CSP development. An area like the Qinghai province in the western part of China, for example, receives around 2,100 kWh/m²/year of rich solar irradiation, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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