2 311,5 MWe The CSP plant generation capacity in the EU at the end of 2014
European concentrated solar power capacity remained stable in 2014 and will probably post a negligible increase in 2015. Construction work on a number of new facilities in Italy that are scheduled for commissioning in 2016 and 2017 could commence in the second half of the year. The European solar thermal market for producing heat, domestic hot water and heating has not found the recipe for recovery. According to EurObserv’ER , the market contracted by a further 3.7% from its 2013 level which is the sixth decrease in a row.