Results - Technology Roadmap: Solar Thermal Electricity (2014)
Solar thermal electricity (STE) generated by
concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is one of
those technologies. It has witnessed robust growth
in the last four years, although less than expected
in the 2010 IEA technology roadmap. More
importantly, the technology is diversifying, creating
pathways that promise to increase deployment
by reducing costs and opening new markets.
Meanwhile, the rapid deployment and the decrease
in costs of solar photovoltaics (PV), as well as other
important changes in the energy landscape, notably
greater uncertainty in regard to nuclear power and
CCS, have led the IEA to reassess the role of both
solar technologies in mitigating climate change.