Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems.

For individual concentrating solar power projects, you will find profiles that include background information, a listing of participants in the project, and data on the power plant configuration.

These pages should help utilities, financiers, manufacturers, and anyone interested in renewable-energy options to find information on the growing number of concentrating solar power projects around the world.

Browse the Project Profiles

You can browse project profiles under the following categories:

  • Country—listing by one of 22 countries
  • Project name—alphabetical listing by full project name
  • Technology—listing by parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, or dish/engine systems
  • Status—listing by whether projects have plants that are operational, under construction, or currently non-operational/decommissioned.

You can also download comma-delimited data on all projects.

The project data on these pages and in the downloadable CSV file is copyright (©) Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and others 2022; data by Lilliestam@IASS, Thonig@IASS, Zang@CAS, Gilmanova@CAS and others. The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.”

About the Project Profiles

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's CSP Program assists SolarPACES in maintaining the projects database behind this Web site. Project operators or developers supply information for the key data fields for their projects. SolarPACES experts then review the information to ensure accuracy and completeness.