The Future Prospect of PV and CSP Solar Technologies: An Expert Elicitation Survey

In this paper we present and discuss the results of an expert elicitation survey on solar technologies. Sixteen leading European experts from the academic world, the private sector and international institutions took part in this expert elicitation survey on Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies. The survey collected probabilistic information on (1) how […]

The Linkage Between Income Distribution and Clean Energy Investments: Addressing Financing Cost

With a focus on alternative methods for accelerating clean energy policy adoption, this study introduces an innovative financing scheme for renewable and energy efficiency deployment. Financing barriers represent a notable obstacle for energy improvements and this is particularly the case for low-income households. Limited access to credit, due to socio-economic status and the lack of […]

Report: Policy recommendations for SOLAR PV and CSP technologies

SOLAR PV and CSP technologies Policy recommendations from the ICARUS survey on current state and future developments Solar PV and CSP technologies represent a concrete and promising solution to reduce the dependence from fossil sources, and therefore to meet climate change policy targets while ensuring reliable energy supply. The ICARUS team interviewed 16 leading experts […]

Preliminary report: SOLAR PV and CSP technologies

The present report provides a preliminary analysis of the outputs of the expert elicitation survey, carried out within the 3-year ERC-funded project on innovation in carbon-free technologies, ICARUS. You can browse the html version below or Download the pdf version of this report [408Kb]. The experts Technical potential of solar technologies RD&D effectiveness on future […]

Energy technologies in 2030 – the first chapter of ICARUS experts’ elicitation

A major role in combating climate change will be played by innovative technologies that are less carbon intensive than the current ones. In the ICARUS project we investigate several technologies for the transport and energy sectors in order to understand if they will become commercial and common technologies, in future decades. In these first months […]

Dr. Jäger-Waldau on Solar

Expert: Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, Joint Research Center – EU

Question: “How do you envision the energy sector in 2050?”