Australia an Emerging Market for CSP

October 11, 2023

Summary

With Australia committing to 43% emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050, attention is increasingly turning to the need for renewables that incorporate long-term energy storage and dispatchability. That is precisely what CSP offers.


This briefing is intended to help international players in CSP to understand the current market and policy situation in Australia.

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