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.
This paper was presented at the World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference held in Barcelona and organized by Green Building Council España. The three authors of the document come from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
This report, written by the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) is the third edition of an initial report published in 2011, and updated in 2012. It is part of the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiatives initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Copper Association.