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Market uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation


An analysis of the barriers to the use of the cooperation mechanisms

This report will be a synthesis report of the findings from task 4.1 regarding the barriers (ie: technological, legal, regulatory, economic, financial, etc) to the use of the cooperation mechanisms in the past.

Analysis of drivers and barriers to the market uptake of CSP in the EU

This report will present a ranking of the drivers and barriers to CSP in the EU in the past as perceived by different types of stakeholders.

Analysis of the cost and performance development of the global and European CSP fleet

Based on the updated information and data of cost and performance development of all existing CSP stations and of all stations under construction, this report will present the results of from three analysis 1) the cost development of CSP, including learning rates for the different CSP technologies; 2) the performance of CSP stations, especially concerning their dispatchability; 3) the status and outlook of the European and global CSP industry, both in the developer and solar-specific components markets

Selection of representative and strategic CSP projects potentially suitable for cooperation

This report will summarize the findings from task 5.1, that is the identification of the most representative set of projects supported with the use of multivariate techniques (principal components or cluster analysis).

Dissemination materials

Dissemination materials will include a wide variety of ítems such as logo, brochure, website, presentation, etc. There will be a first set of materials in month 6 but those will be updated/completed in month 16, 18, 24 and 30

Socio-political acceptance findings: barriers and enablers

This report will be the result of an integrated, tailor-made strategy for stakeholders consultation to get a comprehensive picture of the views of the different stakeholders involved in the process.

Potential obstacles to the use of cooperation mechanisms for CSP in the future

This report will combine and integrate the findings of the previous two tasks in order to identify and prioritize the factors which could determine the success or failure of cooperation mechanisms for CSP in the European Union in the future

Current project structures and financing opportunities

This report will summarize the findings from task 6.3 by documenting the current possible business models for CSP project structuring and financing in Europe.

Data Management Plan

The data management plan will be developed to clarify on related management practices concerning modelling as well as on other forms of data exchange during the course of the project (i.e. general assumptions, external studies, etc.). It will be first developed in month 6 and will be later updated in month 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36.

Stakeholder mapping report

This report will consist on a preliminary mapping of the relevant stakeholders as well as their concerns and interests which will be subsequently matched with the tasks of the project. This will allow a more selective and effective consultation and engagement process.

Detailed project management plan

This detailed Project Management Plan will include a Gantt chart and a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It will include a schedule per task, responsible partner related subtasks, related deliverables, and dependencies on other tasks. At least 2 revisions will be done in the course of the project (one just before the end of the first reporting period and one just before the end of the second reporting period).

Geopolitical context for CSP

This report will provide a synthesis of the results from task 6.4 dealing with the current energy geopolitical landscape in the European countries eventually involved in CSP cooperation mechanisms.

The market environment and market value of CSP projects in Europe

This report will present the results from task 6.1. Aside consisting of a qualitative and semi-quantitative assessment of the different market conditions and an econometric assessment of the market value and the merit order effect of (renewable) electricity.

Scope, variables

This report will provide a synthesis of the results from task 7.1 dealing with the definition of the frame for the scenarios, including common normative, boundaries and exogenous developments shared by all scenarios

Dominant and minority pathways

This report will provide a synthesis of the results from task 7.2 dealing with the creation of policy pathways based on policy decisions related to each of the actor-contingent variables from Task 7.1

Dissemination and Communication plan

The plan will outline in detail which public and private target groups the project intends to reach, by means of which communication tools and through which dissemination channels. It will also identify and classify the communication and dissemination channels already used by the targeted stakeholder groups. A new version of the Dissemination and Communication Plan will be worked out for each year in order to: (i) plan the next dissemination and communication activities, (ii) refine the communication goals to be achieved according to the experience of the previous year and (iii) ensure the consistency of the communicated messages in relation to each other and in relation to the project's narrative

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Renewable Energy Cooperation in Europe: What Next? Drivers and Barriers to the Use of Cooperation Mechanisms

Author(s): Natàlia Caldés, Pablo del Río, Yolanda Lechón, Agime Gerbeti
Published in: Energies, Issue 12/1, 2019, Page(s) 70, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en12010070

Concentrating solar power for less than USD 0.07 per kWh: finally the breakthrough?

Author(s): Johan Lilliestam, Robert Pitz-Paal
Published in: Renewable Energy Focus, Issue 26, 2018, Page(s) 17-21, ISSN 1755-0084
DOI: 10.1016/j.ref.2018.06.002