2009 has been full of contrasts for the solar thermal electric or concentrating solar power (CSP) sector. A year industry players will never forget for the right and wrong reasons. On the one hand, more CSP capacity (82 MW) was installed than in all previous years combined (72 MW); while on the other, the sector has suffered from several changes in legislation which caused financing to dry up; paralysing activity and taking the sector to the brink of financial ruin.
In this exclusive interview, Carlos Muñoz, President of the Solar Thermal Electric Division of Spain’s Renewable Energy Producers Association (APPA), gives his views on where Spain’s CSP sector stands after this frenetic year of ups and downs, and talks about what is needed to regain investor confidence in the sector and drive growth in the future.
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Interview with Carlos Muñoz of APPA