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Technology Roadmap - Concentrating Solar Power

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Concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) and fuels will be part of the energy technology revolution necessary to mitigate climate change while ensuring affordable energy supply. The ETP BLUE Map scenario, which assessed strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half in 2050, concluded that CSP will provide several percent of the necessary emissions reductions to achieve stabilisation in the most cost-effective manner. CSP requires strong sunshine and clear skies. Due to its thermal storage and hybridisation possibilities, CSP provides firm and dispatchable electricity.