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The Economics and Policy of Concentrating Solar Power Generation

  • Pere Mir-Artigues
  • Pablo del Río
  • Natàlia Caldés
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 7-22
  4. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 23-84
  5. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 85-134
  6. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 135-155
  7. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 157-193
  8. Pere Mir-Artigues, Pablo del Río, Natàlia Caldés
    Pages 195-198

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an up-to-date analysis of state-of-the-art concentrating solar power (CSP) generation. It focuses on the economic analysis of CSP generation technologies as well as the policies that have been and are being used around the globe to support it. The book describes the industrial sectors whose products make up the solar field, including the traditional manufacturers of turbines and generators.
The authors provide the main theoretical tools needed to comprehend the costs of CSP technologies compared to other competing technologies (both conventional and renewable) and discuss the conceptual rationale behind creating public support for these technologies and the costs of various promotional techniques. Further, the book examines the concepts from different disciplinary traditions in economics (including environmental, innovation, industrial and public), which are then combined and integrated for an analysis of the costs and policies of CSP electricity.
Addressing the main findings and the challenges for future CSP, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners. It is also of use to industrial engineers, as it identifies the features of the sector’s supply chain value, rooted in and supported by an industrial economics approach.

Keywords

Solar Energy Renewable energy Thermal Power Generation Concentrating Solar Power Generation Public Promotion Support schemes CSP generation concentrated solar power cost

Authors and affiliations

  • Pere Mir-Artigues
    • 1
  • Pablo del Río
    • 2
  • Natàlia Caldés
    • 3
  1. 1.Energy Sustainability Research GroupUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)Institute for Public Policies and GoodsMadridSpain
  3. 3.Energy Systems Analysis UnitCentro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)MadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11938-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11937-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11938-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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