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.
The model-based analysis evaluates the role of CSP in the EU electricity system up to 2050. In particular, the analysis is about how cross-border cooperation (“Cooperation” vs. “National Preferences”), sector coupling and electricity demand levels (“High Demand” vs. “Low Demand”), underlying RES policy concepts and pathways (“Low Climate Ambition”), and infrastructural developments/prerequisites (“Limited Grid”) impact the market uptake of CSP in the EU.
The report is accompanied by a separate report on the modelling database, describing the data underlying the above report’s modelling works, which were conducted using the Green-X model (TU Wien) and the Enertile model (Fraunhofer ISI).