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 2023. 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 and an .xlsx file for quick analyses.

License and conditions

This data is ©Richard Thonig and Johan Lilliestam, Research Insitute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, and available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, which allows to share and adapt this data if you give appropriate credit.

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 came from the SolarPACES secretariat. 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.