SUNCIM builds concentrated solar power plants outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The European Commission Thursday said it has approved the creation of the joint venture 'SUNCIM' by BPI Group and Constructions Industrielles De La Méditerranée ('CNIM'), both of France, under the EU Merger Regulation.
Projects worth more than EUR 1 billion are expected in Italy, and France’s projects stuck in a waiting game.
The European concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity remained stable in 2014 and will probably post a negligible increase in 2015.
An ambitious 2030 climate and energy framework based on a nationally binding EU renewable energy target is not only justified from a macro-economic viewpoint, but it is also crucial for businesses and investors.
On the last day of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, a consortium of actors in the renewable energy sector recommends that Member States provide regulatory stability through their renewable energy policies.
The EU renewables sector directly and indirectly employs more than 1.1 million people constituting 0.7% of the total EU workforce, an increase of 25% on the 2009 figure.
The potential impact Desertec and other projects could have on the North African region and on Europe’s energy mix is significant.
Spain showed the fifth-highest increase from 9.0% to 14%, which includes dramatic increases in solar photovoltaic (PV) solar energy and concentrated solar power (CSP).
The roadmap finds that decarbonisation of the energy sector based on renewables leads to overall system costs similar to those in other decarbonisation scenarios.
European Solar Days features a series of events to promote the use of solar power. The organizations estimate 2011 Solar Days events drew more than 500,000 participants to more than 8,000 events in 19 nations.
Spain accounts for almost all of CSP capacity, and a further five EU countries, mostly Mediterranean, intend to develop the sector.
In order to achieve a single market in electricity, Europe needs both the infrastructure to transport electricity from one part of Europe to another, and a common set of market rules.