This report from 2008 has been published under the NEEDS programme (New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability) which aims âto evaluate the full costs and benefits of energy policies and of future energy systemsâ.
This study looks into three scenarios for solar thermal technology development i.e. âpessimisticâ, âoptimistic-realisticâ and âvery optimisticâ for which also the cost for electricity generation is estimated. For each of the scenarios, the report also looks into the CO2 emissions and the greenhouse gas emissions, among other parameters. To assess the impact solar thermal developments can have, the study makes a difference between âhybridâ and âsolar-onlyâ operated power plants.
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