Schott Solar considers CSP equipment production in India

Schott and Siemens held a duopoly in the receivers used at parabolic-trough plants

Schott and Siemens held a duopoly in the receivers used at parabolic-trough plants

Schott Solar is contemplating establishing a future manufacturing base for concentrating solar power (CSP) kit in India, as the competitive landscape for CSP readjusts in the wake of Siemens’ exit from the market.

Schott and Siemens have long held a duopoly in the market for the receivers used at parabolic-trough plants, still the dominant form of CSP technology.

A number of relatively new entrants are angling for future receiver business, such as China-based Huiyin Group, founded by the brothers behind Israel’s Solel, which was acquired by Siemens in 2009. Such companies are expected to grow on the back of projects in their home markets.

But for the foreseeable future, Siemens’ exit means that Schott effectively controls the market for parabolic-trough receivers – the tubes Log in to read complete article.

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