The concentrated solar thermal reported in the NREAPs by 2020 is 72.09 PJ in EU27, which represents 0.7 % of the renewable energy mix.
In all the other Member States the technology is introduced later. From a technical and resource point of view there is no risk, however, the later introduction can mean a capital risk.
Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal presented CSP technology by 2020 with an amount of 55.45 PJ, 6.14 PJ, 3.61 PJ, 3.51 PJ and 0.81 PJ. Spain alone represents 77 % of the total CSP electricity production in EU 27.
The highest CSP share within the renewables electricity is in Cyprus and Spain with 19.1 % and 10.2 %. Also Cyprus and Spain have the highest CSP share within renewables in 2020 with 7.36 % and 6 %. The biggest relative change in CSP energy, compared to 2010, is expected in Italy.