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TRANS-CSP Study: Trans-Mediterranean interconnection for Concentrating Solar Power

2006-04-29

The TRANS-CSP study focuses on the interconnection of the electricity grid of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EUMENA) with the purpose of supplying about 15 % of the European electricity demand by solar energy imports from the South by the year 2050. The conventional electricity grid is not capable of transferring large amounts of electricity over long distances. Therefore, a combination of the conventional alternate current (AC) grid with High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission technologies will be used in such a Trans-European electricity scheme.

The draft of the final report can now be downloaded here.

A short summary can be downloaded here (TRANS-CSP flyer).

Visit the homepage of the MENAREC Conferences where the results will be presented.

An analysis on the "ecobalance of a solar electricity transmission" by Nadine May can downloaded in english and german.

Funding organistation: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)

Co-operation: * German Aerospace Center (DLR, Germany) * National Energy Research Center (NERC, Jordan) * Abdelaziz Bennouna * Nokraschy Engineering GmbH (NE, Germany) * New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA, Egypt) * New Energy Algeria (NEAL, Algeria) * Internationales Forschungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien e.V. (IFEED, Germany) * Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA, Germany)

Contact person: Dr. Franz Trieb