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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.

South Africa leaves out Concentrated Solar Power in pro-renewables plan

South Africa's government published August 28 a revised draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010–2030 which includes no explicit support for new CSP projects. South Africa's installed CSP capacity was 300 MW at the end of 2017. A further 300 MW of projects are expected online by the end of 2019. The [...]

China to implement Concentrated Solar Power tower design standards in December

China is to implement in December the world's first design standards for tower CSP plants, according to a stock-market announcement from China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC). The new technical standards will include the "latest design concepts, requirements and technical level" for solar tower plants and they will play an important [...]

2018-09-06T07:55:38+00:00 06-09-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Sandstone Concentrated Solar Power to offer storage below $90/MWh to California utilities

Boosted by streamlined permitting and falling costs, Sandstone project developer SolarReserve is preparing to enter into power purchase talks with Californian utilities in the coming months, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. California’s SolarReserve is among a group of solar developers hoping to benefit from recent streamlining [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power is the renewable one, between those that take advantage of the sun or the wind, that more electricity generates per MW installed since May in Spain

More concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage in the system would reduce the contribution of natural gas cycles and coal, which would lower the price of electricity in the wholesale market. Solar thermal energy is renewable, compared to wind energy and photovoltaic, which generates more electricity per MW installed since [...]

China 1st large-scale commercial CSP project-CGN Delingha 50MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant commercially operates on September 30

China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN), the project owner and developer announced that CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, China first large-scale commercial CSP project, will start commercial operation at the end of this month on September 30. China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN), the project owner and developer announced [...]

2018-09-04T07:44:19+00:00 04-09-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power could help China cut climate action costs

A new study has pointed out ways through which China can cut its climate action costs – by going for solar thermal energy. The study recommends that China’s power systems operators must invest in renewable energy to meet climate commitments. Wind power and PV are the lowest cost renewables, but [...]

2018-08-30T06:55:54+00:00 30-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Durability Studies of Solar Reflectors Used in Concentrated Solar Power Technologies

Alejandro García-Segura 1,* , Aránzazu Fernández-García 1 , Francisco Buendía-Martínez 1 , María Jesús Ariza 2 , Florian Sutter 3 and Loreto Valenzuela 1 1 CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de Almería, Ctra. Senés, 04200 Tabernas, Almería, Spain 2 Applied Physics Department, Almería University, CITE II-A Building, 04120 La Cañada de San Urbano, [...]

2018-08-29T08:14:08+00:00 29-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

South Africa would have 600 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

South Africa's energy department today released a draft updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that envisages 5,670 MW of new additional photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 8,100 MW of new wind capacity in the country by 2030. Under the plan, South Africa would have 11,442 MW of wind in 2030, accounting for [...]

Two Abengoa joined 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plants in China progressed well

Abengoa is actively present in the high growth market of China. As shared during CSP Focus Beijing conference earlier this year, Abengoa has been participating with engineering and technology in two of China commercial CSP projects in progress: 50MW Yumen Royal Tech Parabolic Trough and 50MW Luneng Haixi Molten [...]

Sbps deep join China concentrated solar power industry with innovative CSP collectors

Since 1980, the year of its foundation, the design and construction of ambitious buildings has been in the focus of sbps work. Its projects range from wide-span light-weight roofs, a diversity of bridges, slender towers, innovative building constructions to pioneering solar power plants. The qualification and sound performance of [...]

IRENA Director-General Visits World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Site in Morocco

Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), congratulated His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco for his country’s remarkable progress in the pursuit of renewable energy, during a recent visit. Mr. Amin was in Tangiers to attend the 19th Throne Day reception – marking [...]

2018-08-22T09:54:38+00:00 21-08-2018|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , , , |

China Supcon Delingha 50MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power plant

The 50MW project will be finished by the end of this year and achieve stable output in February 2019. Amongst China 1st batch of CSP demonstrations, SUPCON Solar Delingha 50MW CSP plant takes molten salt central tower technology with 7 hours' thermal electricity storage system. A total number of [...]

Global Thermal Energy Storage Market to Hit $7,472.9 Million by 2023, APAC to be the Fastest Growing Region

According to the new market research report published by P&S Intelligence, global thermal energy storage market is projected to reach $7,472.9 million by 2023, the market growth is mainly driven by government incentives to promote the adoption of thermal energy storage solutions and increasing demand for balanced power supply. Based on type, [...]

2018-08-17T15:33:51+00:00 17-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |