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Final Report - ECOSTAR (European Concentrated Solar Thermal Road-Mapping)

Project ID: 502578
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final roadmap document of the ECOSTAR project, which had three major objectives:
- to identify the potential European technical innovations with the highest impact on Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) cost reduction;
- to focus the European research activities and the national research programs of the partners involved on common goals and priorities; and
- to broaden the basis of industrial and research excellence, capable to solve the multidisciplinary CSP specific problems.

The report contains full information on the project, beginning with an executive summary on its objectives, the methodology and the findings. The document presents a technical roadmap for CSP, i.e. assessing and prioritising research, development and demonstration activities to reduce the cost of solar electricity efficiently. The innovations and reference systems are analysed and the impact of the research on the industry is assessed. Finally, there are conclusions and recommendations for policies and future research.

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