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Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power Barometer (2014)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 31, 2014

This report published by the French organization EurObserv’ER provides an overview of the Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Europe in 2013.  The first section of the report is dedicated to CSP. After analyzing the global and European markets, the barometer focuses on the development of the CSP technologies in Spain, Italy and France.  The second part covers the solar thermal market.  The barometer explains that for the 5th year in a row the European solar thermal sector is facing a slowdown. In 2013, the market decreased by 13.2% compared to 2012.

Market Statistics: Three Studies Analyse Solar Thermal Market Development

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 18, 2012

 logos of solar thermal market research institutions” There are signs that the strong decline of the European solar thermal market reported over the last two years came to a halt in 2011 – at least according to three market reports published in June 2012.

Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 10, 2011

The Austrian government seems to underestimate the number of jobs which the solar thermal sector could create over the next ten years. In the “Masterplan green jobs” published in October 2010, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment estimates that around 66,000 new jobs are going to be created in the renewable sector by 2020 if the share of renewable electricity and heat increases to 34 % within the next ten years.

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