Report: Public acceptance of joint projects in renewable energies. A survey study in four countries

This report is aimed at: (1) Understanding the perceived benefits and risks (including ethical issues) and the levels of acceptance and support for joint projects in renewable energies (concentrated solar power (CSP) and wind energy projects) among the public in various EU countries; (2) Understanding the motives for potential rejection of cooperation mechanisms and; (3) Exploring the determinants of public acceptance and support for cooperation mechanisms. Read more on this report here.


Uta Burghard from Fraunhofer ISI presented MUSTEC-results at the workshop "DesertFuels: Beiträge solarthermischer Kraftwerke zur Brennstoffversorgung der Zukunft" (Contributions of solar thermal power plants to the fuel supply of the future) in Cologne, Germany on the 23rd of September 2019.

Report: Updated policy pathways for the energy transition in Europe and selected European countries

This report is a primary data source for the power system modelling in the MUSTEC project, which will bring detailed, quantitiave insights of how the potential role for dispatchable renewables is affected by energy policy decisions.

Special Issue on Dispatchable RES and Flexibility in High RES Penetration Scenarios: Solutions for Further Deployment

Although the contribution of renewable energy sources (RES) in the electricity mix has significantly increased, the focus has been on intermittent RETs, whereas the required system flexibility is (mainly) provided by conventional power plants. In a decarbonised power system, this flexibility would have to be provided by RES-electricity (RES-e), increasing significantly the market value of dispatchable RES. Such currently available RETs include (among others) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage, hydropower, hybrid power systems and biomass. All these technologies can provide dispatchable power, as they have some kind of energy storage, e.g. dam, battery or thermal storage.