For the last decade, the EU has prioritized coal phase-out to meet its climate goals, given coal’s greater carbon emissions, while natural gas has kept a temporary job as a “bridge” necessary to firm intermittent renewables with its dispatchable generation. “We were supposed to expand wind and PV and balance [...]
In 18 January 2022 the EC Directorate-General for Energy launched an initiative “Public consultation to feed into new EU strategy on solar energy”, which was open until 12th April 2022. The initiative looked at “how best to achieve the required increase in solar energy capacity. It underlines that the cost-efficient [...]
It has long been understood that the Southern Mediterranean has extremely abundant cheap solar energy resources and plentiful desert land to build it on. With those resources it could supply much of Europe’s green energy demand more cheaply than if Europe relies only on itself. Until now, Europe has failed to [...]
Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023. - This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November [...]
TuNur, a small company based in the UK, has applied to the Tunisian Government to begin construction of a 4.5GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Sahara Desert. According to Power Technology, TuNur applied to the Tunisian Government to begin construction of a 4.5GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project [...]
Prometheus is a FET-funded project that has successfully developed a new solid-state conversion structure for transforming solar radiation into electrical energy. The new technology increases the conversion efficiency from solar to electrical energy to at least 45%, more than doubling the efficiency of common photovoltaic (PV) technologies. This conversion works [...]
Solar CV is a project funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme. It aims at increasing the response of Vocational Education Training (VET) systems by anticipating the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) labour demand, integrating work-based learning (WBL) in the design of CSP VET and increasing mobility of EU [...]
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.