What opportunities and potentials do European cooperation projects have and how should they be structured?

Some regions of Europe have a greater potential for renewable energy than others; for example, southern European countries are better suited to solar energy. To help EU member states meet their 2020 and 2030 targets, European cooperation mechanisms have been introduced as part of the “Renewable Energy Directive”. EU member states have the possibility to conclude mutual agreements to cover their renewable energy needs.

The aim of the joint MUSTEC-AURES II webinar is to identify drivers and barriers for CSP projects to supply countries like Germany with renewable electricity. For this purpose, in the webinar Fraunhofer ISI presents project results on the social acceptance of such CSP cooperation projects from the perspective of different social groups and discuss them with the participants. The project results from two AURES II studies on CSP and cross-border auctions show how such cooperation mechanisms can be shaped in the future.


The webinar is in German.

The EU-funded MUSTEC project (Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation) aims to support the opportunities for expansion of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Europe through cooperation mechanisms.