AREVA to acquire Ausra

8 February 2010 - AREVA announced the 100% acquisition of U.S.-based Ausra, a provider of large-scale concentrated solar power for electricity generation and industrial steam production.

The group intends to build CSP plants for utilities, independent power producers and industrial customers around the world.

The market for concentrated solar power plants is expected to grow substantially in the next decade with an average annual growth rate of 20% and should reach an estimated installed capacity of over 20 GW by 2020.



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