Here you'll find links to other programs, organizations, and information resources concerning the research, development, and marketing of concentrating solar power technologies.
The California Energy Commission's Renewable Energy Program works to increase total renewable electricity production statewide. It provides market-based incentives for new and existing utility-scale facilities powered by renewable energy.
The Western Governors' Association develops and advocates policy for secure, reliable, diverse, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the western United States. Its currently collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and NREL on the Southwest Concentrating Solar Power 1000-MW Initiative.
SEIA is a national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. It works to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.
SolarPACES is an international, cooperative organization bringing together teams of national experts from around the world to focus on the development and marketing of concentrating solar power systems.
NREL and the U.S. Department of Energy's SunLab work with the following companies on concentrating solar power R&D projects:
- NextEra Energy Resources
- Schott Solar
- Solar Millennium
- Solargenix Energy
- Stirling Energy Systems
Ciemat is an organization in Spain dedicated to the research and development of energy and environmental technologies, including concentrating solar power.
The German Aerospace Center develops highly efficient power using renewable energy, including concentrating solar power, and primary fossil fuels.
The laboratory educates students through research in solar and conventional energy utilization, and strives to remain on the competitive edge of new developments.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Information Administration develops a variety of concentrating solar power technology data, statistics, and information.
The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.
Worldwatch Institute. American Energy, The Renewable Path to Energy Security. (Excerpted from the full report, American Energy published by Worldwatch Institute and Center for American Progress.) Washington, DC: Worldwatch Institute, September 2006. 3 pp. (Full report 40 pp.)