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Concentrating Solar Power for the Mediterranean Region (MED-CSP).

Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Produced by: The German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Year: 2005

Content: The MED-CSP study makes the assumption that the majority of renewable energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2025. Renewable energy sources will largely replace fossil fuels in the Mediterranean region by the middle of this century, while electricity demand in the countries analyzed will multiply. Even though the study favors a general mix of renewable energy, it awards solar thermal power plant technology a leading role. According to the DLR study, the installed capacity of solar thermal power plants will be as great as that of wind, photovoltaic, biomass, and geothermic power plants combined by 2050.

You can download either the complete study or a summary from the DLR website.