This datasets holds technical, economic, financial, and industrial data on all operating concentrating solar power stations and of stations under construction, and many demonstration plants as of 1. July 2021. This is the fourth version of the open CSP dataset which has been produced by merging the dataset in the version 2019-09-01 and the data from NREL-Solarpaces. For detailed description of the data collection procedure of, please see the original article Lilliestam et al. (2017).

Data Package

We provide the data in form of a tabular data package that consists of a CSV (comma separated values) file holding the actual data and a single JSON file (datapackage.json) holding the metadata. In this version, as requested by users, we added an Microsoft Excel .xlsx file for quick analysis holding the same data as the .csv

License and conditions

The licence of this data allows to share and adapt this data if you give appropriate credit, under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

For academic and professional use (presentations, journal articles, reports, etc):if possible, please cite the source in which the present dataset was first used Lilliestam et al. (2021). Please also link to if possible.


For questions or issues get in touch with Richard Thonig.


Funding for this version and the previous three versions 2021-01-01, 2020-07-01 and 2020-01-01 came from SolarPACES in the openCSP data project. Previous versions of were funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant DESERTECTION (grant number 313553) for version 2016-08-30; versions 2018-05-14 and version 2019-09-01 received support from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program MUSTEC (grant agreement No 764626) . .


All versions of the dataset are archived at Zenodo.