Jayesh Goyal: New Markets for CSP
Posted on Aug 10, 2012 |
This article originally appeared in CSP Today. It can be accessed here.
By Jennifer Muirhead
CSP Today speaks to Jayesh Goyal, AREVA Solar’s Global VP of Sales about the steps AREVA is taking to expand into new markets, the need for storage and the potential of hybridisation to give CSP the cost competitive edge it requires.
AREVA, a leading supplier of Linear Fresnel technology, has made waves in the CSP industry after its acquisition of Ausra in 2010.
CSP Today: In a previous interview you told CSP Today that AREVA is focussing its attention to moving into new markets, particularly in the MENA region. Which markets specifically are you looking towards and what are the drivers behind your decision to move into new markets?
Since we did the acquisition of Ausra in March 2010 we have made a lot of progress commercially in Australia, the USA and India. While we will continue to expand our market in these regions, we recognise the importance of moving into emerging areas. We really expect the Middle East and North Africa to become strong CSP markets. The announcement of Saudi Arabia’s plan to install 25GW of installed CSP power by 2032 has further reinforced our ambitions. AREVA is in the process of establishing plans and developments in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan and South Africa – all countries which have announced strong solar programmes. We’re also investigating new developments in Chile and Brazil.
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