The business association Protermosolar indicates that 82% of the cumulative installed concentrated solar power in the world, of 2,580 megawatts (MW) in 2012, is marked Spain, while 73% are owned by Spanish CSP developers.
The Spanish companies are involved in 64% of concentrating solar projects in development or construction worldwide, and have a presence in markets such as USA, South Africa, Morocco and Abu Dhabi, where CSP plants are raised with a business volume of 10,000 million euros, according to Protermosolar.
However, Protermosolar warns that Spanish CSP global leadership is “endangered” by the reduced ability of internationalization of their companies, which have been “severely impacted” by national regulation.
If all the world’s current initiatives to build concentrating solar power plants totaling 3163 MW, the Spanish companies currently are involved in the installation of 2,037 MW, all of them outside Spain.
The Spanish companies involved as promoters or awarded contracts for turnkey or EPC primarily in the United States, South Africa, Morocco and Abu Dhabi, in solar thermal power plants that represent a business volume of 10,000 M