REPORT: SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF FUTURE CSP COOPERATION PROJECTS IN EUROPE

This report assesses a series of potential impacts associated to the future deployment of CSP cooperation projects, such as socioeconomic, social and environmental impacts. These have not been accounted for in the modeling exercise but may become an obstacle or a driver for the successful deployment of such projects.

REPORT: MODEL-BASED ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS AND POLICY TRADE-OFFS FOR THE CSP MARKET UPTAKE IN EUROPE

This report informs on a model - based assessment of the future market uptake of CSP in Europe. The modelling works undertaken combined two core elements: a power system analysis, identifying the need for CSP in a decarbonised European electricity system of tomorrow, and an energy policy analysis to assess implications for and impacts of dedicated support policies for CSP and other renewables.

REPORT: REPRESENTATIVE CSP CASE STUDIES AND ASSESSMENT OF THE PROS AND CONS

The June Issue of the MUSTEC Working Document series has now been published. The report’s objective is to provide a bottom-up comprehensive analysis of alternative types of CSP projects which in line with the current applicable trends are potentially suitable for the cooperation mechanisms. In this framework, also the methodological framework to assess the pros and cons of different types of CSP projects which are potentially suitable for cooperation, as mediated by their impact on a set of assessment variables and intermediate factors is presented.

REPORT: OBSTACLES FOR THE CSP COOPERATION MECHANISMS

A new series of MUSTEC outputs has been launched, with the first MUSTEC Working Document for May 2020 being now available. This document summarises the main MUSTEC findings for policy makers regarding the lessons learnt and key factors affecting CSP, the cooperation mechanisms, and consequently the obstacles encountered by the cooperation mechanisms for CSP.

REPORT: PIVOTAL DECISIONS AND KEY FACTORS FOR ROBUST CSP STRATEGIES

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) offers flexible and decarbonised power generation and is, as a solar power-based balancing opportunity, able to contribute to the transition towards sustainable and stable future electricity systems. To have this technology available for the generation portfolio in Europe when it will be needed, certain conditions in the electricity systems have to be met.

REPORT: SYNTHESIS OF KEY ISSUES AFFECTING CSP DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE

Within the MUSTEC project, this report aims to consolidate the findings of the previous work packages and to summarize and systematize the major lessons learnt on CSP development and RES cooperation in Europe. Rather than generating new content, the report tries to synthesize and highlight the most relevant barriers and drivers for collaborative CSP deployment identified in the frame of the MUSTEC project so far, which are relevant for the possibilities for potential CSP cooperation projects in the future.