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Policy Support Re-ignites the US Solar Thermal Market Summary The US has good future prospects for solar thermal energy. Many solar thermal plants with high installed capacities are currently under construction and others are in various stages of planning. California is the hub of most of the existing and expected solar thermal installations. This is mainly due to the inherent characteristic of its abundantly available sunny climate, which makes it the leading solar electricity generating state in the US. Solar thermal owes much of its future growth in the US to the support and encouragement from individual state governments; this has led to a boost in the development of solar thermal energy. The reduction in production costs due to technological advancements and supportive government policies, such as federal tax credits, are expected to further contribute to the growth of the solar thermal market in the US. Scope - The study overlooks the US solar thermal market and the impact of policy support on it. - It discusses the US solar thermal market, both historic and forecast installed capacity, during 2001-2013. - It also briefly discusses the state renewable portfolio standards and policy incentives in the US solar thermal market in 2008. Reasons to buy - Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights from GlobalData on the key events happening in the alternative energy industry. - Gain a strong understanding of the energy market and analyze the major trends in the global alternative energy industry today - Identify opportunities and challenges with the help of our analysis of the latest news and deals in the alternative energy industry - Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of information on latest operational, financial, and regulatory events