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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.

China Stumbles on Path to Concentrated Solar Power Supremacy

In the final days of 2018 a 100-megawatt Concentrated Solar Power plant capable of running around-the-clock, 365-days-a-year connected to the Northwest China regional power grid. It was a race against time to commission the plant in temperatures as low as -20 celsius—and one that Concentrated Solar Power plant designer and [...]

MENA solar power set to see $15bn new projects in next five years

The solar power market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is now worth $20 billion, with projects valued at $5 billion now up and running, according to new research. The 2019 Solar Outlook Report said another $15 billion of projects are set to come online in the region [...]

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Engie completes its first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant

Engie has started commercial operation at its 100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa, the French group's first CSP plant, the company announced February 6. The 12 billion-rand ($875 million) Kathu plant incorporates parabolic trough technology with 4.5 hours of molten salt thermal energy storage. Engie [...]

Concentrated Solar Power heat exchanger breakthrough could lead to 20% cost reduction

U.S. researchers have developed a heat exchanger material for advanced high-temperature Concentrated Solar Power plants that can be manufactured at lower costs than existing materials, project leaders told New Energy Update. Higher-temperature Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant designs have been become a key research area for developers seeking to cut [...]

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China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

111 CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects with total capacity of 9 GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349 GW China 20 Concentrated Solar Power pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, two and half years have passed, and three of the 1st batch demonstration projects [...]

Concentrated Solar Power could also use slag as a thermal storage material

Slag is the steel industry’s biggest waste byproduct. It could find a use: to cut the carbon emissions from steel production Starting this year, thermal energy researchers in Spain’s Basque Country will test the use of slag as thermal energy storage within the steelmaking process, to cut the use of [...]

Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power plant could power over one million homes- CNN

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate plant, the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, could power more than one million homes, CNN said in a focus on the Kingdom’s renewable energy projects. “Built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares – the size of 3,500 football fields – The Noor [...]

Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

With an installed capacity of 100 MW, it will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The plant incorporates SENERTrough®-2 parabolic [...]

ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt [...]

Shanghai Electric reports on Dubai 950 MW Concentrated Solar Power + PV solar power project

Shanghai Electric, as the EPC contractor of Dubai 950 MW CSP+PV solar complex, the fourth phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, made a detailed report on the huge solar power plant during the Press Release in Beijing. The fourth phase of the solar park will use [...]

Solar field completed for Power China 50 MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project

Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project, as one of China first batch of pilot CSP projects, is under great progress and supposed to be commissioned in middle of 2019. The project Solar Field EPC SUPCON Solar says, up to date, all the 30,016 pieces [...]

Abu Dhabi to test first-ever rotating solar concentrator

Abu Dhabi's Khalifa University of Science and Technology and private company Wahaj Solar have signed an agreement to test and verify the world's first medium-scale point solar concentrator at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) test center, the partners announced January 20. The solar concentrator consists of a 10-meter [...]