The decarbonisation of the electricity sector through the deployment of renewable energy technologies is a key element of the European climate change strategy and ambitious renewable energy targets have been set on the European level. The absence of mandatory targets on the national level emphasizes the relevance of collaborative approaches [...]
In the light of the EU 2030 climate & energy framework, MUSTEC (Market uptake of solar thermal electricity through cooperation) aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the barriers that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) cooperation projects. CSP has a high potential in supplying renewable [...]
Accelerated grid expansions, capacity markets and learnings from large Middle East projects could rejuvenate the Spanish CSP market and see European capacity far outstrip recent forecasts of 5 GW by 2030, industry experts told New Energy Update. Europe’s installed CSP capacity is predicted to rise from 2.3 GW at [...]
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 [...]
A recent study has highlighted the potential of one form of solar energy, Concentrating Solar Thermal Power, to make a significant contribution to meeting future electricity demands from renewable sources in Europe.
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.