About Jose Santamarta

José Santamarta studied Philosophy, Economics and Business Administration. A pioneer of the environmental movement, he was president of the Commission for the Amazon, vice president of the European Working Group on Amazonia, a member of the board of the CBED (Coordinating Body for Environmental Defence), representative of the Climate Action Network and the World Watch Institute in Spain and served on the board of the ANPED. He worked as a consultant and in several government bodies, such as the Community of Madrid and the IDAE (Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy), and was advisor to the Ministry of Environment. Editor of several publications, he was director of World Watch and Gaia magazines. He has published books on economics, environment and energy.

Morocco prioritises world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco's status as a global poster-boy for renewable energy was confirmed in May when it signed a $780mn contract to build Noor Midelt, a plant that solves solar energy's biggest problem: what happens when the sun goes down? The plant, to be built by a French-led consortium, combines two solar [...]

Abengoa breaks records with Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

The concentrated solar power plant, owned by Abengoa, IDC, PIC and the Community Trust, has passed the guaranteed production tests in record time. With a capacity of 100 MW, the solar thermal plant provides clean and sustainable energy even in hours without solar radiation thanks to its molten salts storage [...]

BrightSource’s share on Concentrated Solar Power Tower solar field innovation and experience

BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and industrial-process markets worldwide. As one of world leading Concentrated Solar Power Tower technology provider, BrightSource has been developing and providing services to well-known CSP projects globally, three of the typical [...]

Multi-scale modular analysis of open volumetric receivers for central tower Concentrated Solar Power systems

A multiscale numerical approach is applied to an open volumetric air receiver. A 3D CFD study at the micro-scale (single channel) feeds the meso-scale model. he macro-scale model is a lumped-parameter model of the full receiver. The results from the receiver model are compared with the SolAir200 experiment. Effect of [...]

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Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

Yumen Xinneng 50 MW molten salt tower CConcentrated Solar Power plant is China's only pilot project taking innovative beam down CSP tower technology and also will be the first large-scale commercial CSP project in the world of this kind. It is expected that No.1-3 Modules will be completed and connected [...]

Atlantica Yield buys Abengoa’s subsidiary in Mojave and Solana concencentrated solar power plants

Atlantica Yield has signed the purchase of 100 percent of ASI Operations to Abengoa, the company that provides the operation and maintenance services of the Solana and Mojave concentrated solar power plants in the United States. The amount of this transaction, sealed on July 30, is [...]

Concentrated Solar Power would supply the round-the-clock heat needed in that mining processes

Iron, nickel, alumina and copper mining processes are among the industrial processes that require heat at between 700°C and 1000°C. The advanced concentrated solar thermal (CST) reactors being developed by researchers globally can attain temperatures this high (and higher, up to 1500°C). But CEOs in mining and mineral processing [...]

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Scientists use past research on salts to develop concentrated solar power

Concentrated solar power and nuclear power may appear to be extremely different energy sources. Nuclear power originates from the energy discharged when neutrons crash into uranium atoms, splitting them apart. Solar power originates from the sunlight shining down on earth. However, a few concentrated solar power plants turn that light [...]

2019-08-07T16:26:14+00:0007-08-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , |

ACWA Power to support CSP Focus Innovation 2019 Oct.24-25 China

In recent years, ACWA Power has been active in participating PV, wind and Concentrated Solar Power projects. Record performance in installed capacity and bidding price make ACWA Power well-known to all solar industry player. The Concentrated Solar Power projects ACWA Power gets involved include: Dubai Noor Energy 1 Solar Project [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power produced 3.3% of the electricity in Spain in July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity [...]

Economic potential to develop concentrated solar power in China: A provincial assessment

Analyze the current feasibility and future potential of concentrated solar power (CSP) development in China. Evaluate the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of different CSP technologies for 31 provincial devisions in China. Calculate the provincial LCOE by considering local policies and metrological conditions. Propose some policy recommendations on developing CSP [...]

SolarReserve’s Concentrated Solar Power technology with storage struggles to stay online

One of the US' two large concentrating solar power plants that have attached storage continues to have difficulties remaining online after going commercial almost four years ago. The 110-MW Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power facility near Tonopah, Nevada, was offline most of the second quarter of this year, reporting [...]

ABB will deliver automation control solutions at the China’s first two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

ABB is supporting the Chinese government in its efforts to produce emissions-free electricity with concentrating solar thermal power. Building on the successful delivery of power at the first 50 megawatt concentrated solar power in Delingha with China General Nuclear Power Group in late 2018, ABB has been awarded a [...]