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From plans to power – your realistic blueprint for commercial success



 The U.S. Department of Energy's goal is to install 1,000 MW of new CSP systems by 2010. This level of deployment, combined with R&D to reduce technology component costs, will help reduce CSP electricity costs to just $0.07/kilowatt-hour. So CSP can compete effectively!

CSP is a proven technology, and promises to be one of the most effective providers of clean energy in the world by 2020. The CSP revolution has begun… and is an opportunity you need to grab with both hands! It’s going to be worth $200 billion as soon as 2020 and you deserve a slice of the pie!

The opportunity to turn 9 GW worth of PPA into real projects producing energy for the grid is right here –your industry colleagues and competitors will be in San Francisco hearing from experts on thermal storage, transmission, policy and regulatory issues, permitting, risk mitigation, and much much more! There is so much for the taking, and we have all the information you need to do so!

In January this year, over 350 representatives from CSP companies such as Ausra, Skyfuel, Brightsource Energy, Solel, Sopogy, Thelen and Sener came together to discuss just how to do this! Such is the demand and speed of growth, that we are running the show for its second time in 2008!

Unprecedented demand meant that the Summit in January completely sold out, so this time we have booked a top venue with more space. We are anticipating in excess of 450 attendees at the conference, so sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out as we can’t guarantee that even this big venue won’t run out of space!

Here are some pictures from the Concentrated Solar
Power Summit in San Francisco, USA


  1. 10 GW of power in California alone expected to be achieved in the next 12 years, with another 10 GW in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, the capacity of CSP to succeed in providing competitive utility-scale power is astounding.
  2. Between November 2007 and April 2008 alone, over $30 Billion in investment was proposed for plants to be constructed in the next several years. Interest, investment and necessity for Concentrated Solar Power show no sign of slowing down!
  3. The Bureau of Land Management has received right-of-way requests encompassing more than 300, 000 acres for the development of approximately 34 large scale solar thermal power plants totaling approximately 24, 000 MW.

BUT – we’re not there yet, there are real issues you need to contend with – now!

We’ve spoken to countless solar companies, utilities, permitting bodies, investors, engineers, project managers and many more in the industry in a bid to discover exactly what the issues are that you need to hear about, and soon!

  • Getting an efficient thermal storage system installed in your plant
  • Ensuring transmission capabilities are second to none
  • Keeping your costs low and your profits high
  • Making regulation work in your favour
  • Putting PPAs into practice – realistic projection of your CSP goals

These are just some of the barriers to the CSP goal. But these technical and regulatory concerns are overshadowed by the prospect of the dreaded ITCs – will they be extended or will the all-important 30% tax break come to an end?

This is why this summit could not have come at a better time – get the information and contacts you need to supercharge your business!

Find the answers to all these questions, and so much more, at the 2nd Concentrated Solar Power Summit – you just cannot afford to miss out!

We’ve put together the very best agenda, the very best speakers and the very best networking opportunities for two days, September 30th to October 1st, so that you have the top information, best practice and second-to-none contacts that will make your project succeed and generate ROI for your investors!

What will you hear, and why do you need to hear it?

You will hear from those who are doing it, and learn exactly where the main hurdles lie and how they could be overcome (and indeed, if they can at all!)

Kicking off with our ‘Power Panel’, experts from NREL, Abengoa, Skyfuel, Solar Millennium and SMUD will take you through how to talk numbers when it comes to selling power to utilities, and how to ensure you set realistic targets!

Storage – is it the Holy Grail of CSP? Developers and investors know that the only way for CSP to be viable long-term is by producing power on demand –a few hours of storage is not enough!! Hear from Sener, SolarReserve and Nexant about the technologies available from molten salt to thermal oil, real plant implementation, and why storage is so crucial to the efficiency and worth of your project!

Get to grips with the regulations that will both help and hinder you. At the summit we will ensure that you get to grips with both local and national regulation and legal issues. Representatives from Ernst and Young, Worley Parsons, Thelen and many more will cover the very latest in regulation, as well as updating you on the all-important Investment Tax Credits…

We’ll discuss the impact that regulation can have on your project; top solar companies, utilities and environmental bodies including BrightSource Energy, Arizona Public Service, and the Environmental Defense Fund will be helping you to understand the importance of land and water acquisition, state-by-state transmission capabilities and more!

Cost reduction is key! Top-notch technical know-how help you cut costs and increase efficiency across your project. Sharing their experiences at Nevada Solar One, engineers Lauren will show you how to include EPCs in projects from the outset to keep costs low. Plus, our utilities including PG&E, SMUD and APS will tell you exactly what you need to do in order for CSP to be a fully commercially viable option for the grid.

Plus we have exclusive case studies from SolarReserve, Ausra, CEERT, Solar Millennium, Sopogy and many more, offering cost effective and profit driving tips on sites, planning, design, procurement, construction and commissioning. Hear from those who’ve succeeded and avoid common pitfalls!

Discover, step by step, how to take your CSP plant from design and planning, through construction to implementation. While keeping costs low and profits high, and avoiding the costly mistakes.

Don’t miss out!!

Networking opportunities at this Summit are second-to-none – with roundtables, business card swap session, networking drinks party and exhibition hall, you won’t fail to connect with people can power your business forwards.

Can you afford not to attend? We didn’t think so. Don’t miss your chance!

See you in San Francisco on September 30th!

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