Solar Thermal Making Progress Despite Photovoltaic’s Decreasing Price

It’s really a question of long-term vision and the desire to rid ourselves of fossil fuel dependence. Do we look at short-term solutions just because the price of deployment is lower?


"The U.S. utility market for solar is also expected to grow sharply over the next few years, but that will be possible only with government support, which solar thermal companies have been lobbying for.

"The loan to Solana (a 280-megawatt plant in Arizona) is really an investment in America’s environmental future because that loan will be repaid," Fred Morse, a senior adviser to Abengoa, said on a recent conference call."