Status and future strategies for Concentrating Solar Power in China

Jun Wang*, Xue-Song Yang, Chuan Jiang, Yaoming Zhang, Peter D. Lund

*Corresponding author for this work

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China is the world leader in several areas of clean energy, but not in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). Our analysis provides an interesting viewpoint to China's possible role in helping with the market breakthrough of CSP. We present a short overview of the state-of-the-art of CSP including the status in China. A blueprint for China's CSP development is elaborated based on China's 13th 5-year program, but also on China's previous success factors in PV and wind power. The results of this study suggest that China could play a more prominent global role in CSP, but this would require stronger efforts in several areas ranging from innovation to policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-109
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Science & Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 13th 5-year plan
  • China
  • Concentrating Solar Power
  • innovation
  • policy


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