Title: CSP project typologies

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. This means that these typologies are today and will be from now on the basic conceptual building blocks for any bankable CSP-based solution, suitable to fit under the EU cooperation mechanisms.


Title: 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. This report provides an integrated analytical framework to identify the drivers and barriers behind CSP deployment both in the past and the future, ranking them according to CSP investors and other stakeholders’ views.

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


Title: Stakeholder mapping report

Social acceptance studies as well as stakeholders’ perspective on cooperation mechanisms are critical for future CSP deployment. Drawing on the Technological Innovation Systems approach, this report aims to provide an initial description of the actor structure in the CSP innovation system, focusing on the stakeholder system.

Stakeholder mapping report


Title: 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.

Deliverable 7.1


Title: Whither CSP? Taking stock of a decade of concentrating solar power expansion and development.

Ten years ago, CSP was a technology that most people were not aware of. This report maps the expansion, cost development as well as technologic and industrial trends of CSP over the last decade, drawing conclusions about the status and outlook for the continuous expansion of CSP, both at a European and a global level.



Title: 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. However, several heterogeneous hurdles prevented an extensive use of those mechanisms. This report identifies, classifies and assesses potential factors that have affected the use of cooperation mechanisms in the past, setting the ground for understanding future energy cooperation’s determinants.