Financed Solar Thermal Projects

October 2001
Document status:
Document type:
Working Document
Evaluation type:
Focal Areas Evaluation
Focal area:
Climate Change
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Full Report:

The purpose of the review is to suggest, based upon project designs and preliminary implementation experience, whether GEF STP projects are contributing to technology cost reductions or other industry changes as envisioned under OP7. In the absence of substantial operating experience, the review provides updated perspectives on this question relative to when the projects were first proposed and early implementation experience.

The review also suggests whether alternative approaches in future projects, or even revisions to the current portfolio of projects, could have greater influence on cost and market trends for these technologies