This is the first version of openCSP. It has been produced by merging the 2019-09-01 version of the csp.guru dataset with the data contained in the NREL/Solarpaces database by Johan Lilliestam and Richard Thonig.
This spatio-temporal dataset contains capacity factors timeseries for locations on a grid with 50km edge length in Europe. The data is resolved in one hour timesteps and comprises the years 2000--2016.
The files include results to out study investigating the possibility for renewable electricity autarky in Europe. For each administrative unit on the continental, national, regional, and municipal levels these files include:
The data collection for this version of CSP guru has been conducted by Johan Lilliestam and Richard Thonig in the first half of 2019. It is based on the May 2018 version by Johan Lilliestam, Mercè Labordena, Lana Ollier and Stefan Pfenninger.
Our data holds information on 10 specific policy instruments explicitly dedicated to the support for expansion of renewable electricity generation 1990-2016; some instruments, including taxation of non-renewables or emission trading, affect other