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Market uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation

Objective

IIn the light of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy framework, MUSTEC aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the various factors that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Southern Europe capable of supplying renewable electricity on demand to Central and Northern European countries. To do so, the project will analyze the drivers and barriers to CSP deployment and renewable energy (RE) cooperation in Europe, identify future CSP cooperation opportunities and will propose a set of concrete measures to unlock the existing potential. To achieve these objectives, MUSTEC will build on the experience and knowledge generated around the cooperation mechanisms and CSP industry developments building on concrete CSP case studies. Thereby we will consider the present and future European energy market design and policies as well as the value of CSP at electricity markets and related economic and environmental benefits. In this respect, MUSTEC combines a dedicated, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary analysis of past, present and future CSP cooperation opportunities with a constant engagement and consultation with policy makers and market participants. This will be achieved through an intense and continuous stakeholder dialogue and by establishing a tailor-made knowledge sharing network. The MUSTEC consortium consists of nine renowned institutions from six European countries and includes many of the most prolific researchers in the European energy policy community, with very long track records of research in European and nationally funded energy policy research projects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 470 743,63

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 762,50
Address
Gr. Lampraki 122
185 32 Piraeus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 74 081,35
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 320 212,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 167 903,75
Address
Rue De L'industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 875
Address
Calle Cardenal Marcelo Spinola N 10
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 611,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 592,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION REAL INSTITUTO ELCANO DE ESTUDIOS INTERNACIONALES Y ESTRATEGICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 700
Address
Calle Principe De Vergara 51
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 043,65
Address
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Postdam
Activity type
Research Organisations