This datasets holds technical, economic, financial, and industrial data on all operating concentrating solar power stations and of stations under construction (larger than 10 MW). For detailed description of the data collection procedure, 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.

License and conditions

The licence of this data allows academic and all non-commercial use if you give appropriate credit, under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

For academic and professional use (presentations, journal articles, reports, etc): Please cite the original source, the paper Lilliestam et al. (2017). Please also link to if possible.


For questions or issues get in touch with Johan Lilliestam or Richard Thonig.


Funding for the 2016-08-30 version of this work came from a European Research Council Consolidator Grant DESERTECTION (grant number 313553), versions 2018-05-14 and 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.