Reports on stakeholders' consultation and engagement

Reports on Lessons Learnt so far for the uptake of CSP projects

Report: Potential Obstacles for the Use of Cooperation Mechanisms for CSP in the Future

This report provides an integrated analytical framework to identify the drivers and barriers to the use of cooperation mechanisms for CSP deployment, empirically identifies those drivers and barriers and ranks them according to the views of different types of stakeholders. Our findings demonstrate the most significant barriers to be the higher costs of CSP compared to other renewables (on an LCOE basis), heterogeneous regulated energy prices and support schemes, resistance to lose sovereignty over energy market and existing interconnections capacities.

Report: Analysis of the Drivers and Barriers to the Market Uptake of CSP in the EU

Identifying the specific barriers and drivers that affect CSP deployment is a necessary exercise before specific policy measures can be proposed, activating those drivers or removing the associated barriers.

Report: Analysis of the barriers to the use of the cooperation mechanisms for renewable energy in the EU

Aiming to provide Member States with flexibility and cost-effectiveness in their effort to achieve both EU and National binding RES targets, Directive 2009/28/EC set the legal framework for the use of cooperation mechanisms among MS.

Reports on CSP case studies

Report: Selection of representative and strategic CSP/STE projects potentially suitable for cooperation

This report focuses on the selection and presentation of a set of project typologies that could be deployed at commercial scale and are considered by industry as “representative” for what can be marketed today.

Reports on Policy Pathways for CSP

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

This report investigates the potential future need for and role of two of the main dispatchable renewable power sources available in Europe – CSP equipped with thermal storage and dispatchable hydropower (dam and pumped hydro). The generated data – which will subsequently be fed into two different modelling frameworks in the MUSTEC and SCCER JA IDEA consortia – describe the policy pathways of a set of European countries.

Report: Mapping the policy variables affecting the potential role of CSP in EU

The market uptake of CSP largely depends on the policy decisions to be adopted at the EU level. This report explores a number of different policy variables to be considered in the development of alternative policy pathways, focusing on those accessible to change by European policy-makers.You may download the report here.