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.

Aaryans Group to set up 1200 MW concentrated solar power plant in Maharashtra

Newly formed city based Aaryans Group is foraying in green energy segment by setting up a first of its kind Solar Thermal Power Plant at Taluka Malshiras, District Solapur in Maharashtra. An announcement to this effect was made by Smita Shitole, Managing Director of the group during a Press [...]

2018-08-23T05:00:31+00:00 16-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Nevada Concentrated Solar Power Towers Bridge Trump, California Energy Agendas

The Trump administration plans to fast-track one of the world’s largest solar power projects—10 “power towers"—providing renewable energy for 1 million Californians. But it could potentially kill wildlife, especially birds flying through the heat of its concentrated sunlight. SolarReserve LLC is proposing to build a 2-gigawatt concentrating solar-thermal power plant [...]

Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power – PV gains

Last month, Spain's Acciona and Abengoa resumed construction of the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant after receiving a notice to proceed (NTP) from project owners. The Cerro Dominador plant is a tower design with 17.5 hours of molten salt thermal storage capacity. Abengoa is acting as technology partner for [...]

2018-08-15T15:48:48+00:00 15-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

China Concentrated Solar Power demos 16 totaling 1014 MW to be completed successively by 2020

China government clearly stated that only those which could be completed and put into production by December 31, 2018, would adopt the benchmark on-grid price of RMB 1.15 per kilowatt-hour (inclusive of taxes). However, according to the actual conditions of the 1st batch of 20 demonstration projects, the construction deadline [...]

2018-08-15T15:12:31+00:00 15-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

Reduction of water consumption in Concentrated Solar Power plants

Saving water when the sun shines! MinWaterCSP cordially invites you to its second and final International Conference on the “Reduction of water consumption in CSP plants”. The conference will conclude its three years of efforts to promote the competitiveness of CSP plants in arid regions. Following on the success [...]

2018-08-14T19:25:05+00:00 14-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Noor III 150 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power starts Commissioning in Morocco

The world’s biggest solar tower power plant with molten salt storage has begun commissioning in Morocco, and is scheduled to begin production by October. The 150MW Noor Ouarzazate III solar receiver, with 7.5 hours of molten salt storage is only the second big scale project of its type, and trumps [...]

Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project

Shouhang Dunhuang 100MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project, one of the first batch of CSP pilot projects in China is now undergoing steady progress in development. The project, belonging to the second phase of Shouhang’s Dunhuang CSP plan (Phase one 10MW completed) is the largest molten salt tower CSP [...]

2018-08-12T13:48:54+00:00 10-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Ten Concentrated Solar Power development modes

In view of the fact that CSP still faces the problems of high investment cost and high cost of electricity, the development mode of “CSP+” seems a good choice for building new plants. In theory, “sparks” could be generated between the four main technical routes of CSP, CSP and traditional [...]

2018-08-10T18:01:35+00:00 10-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

Abengoa’s Participation in China’s two Concentrated Solar Power Demonstration Projects

CSP technology is still in its infancy in China, but it has a longer history worldwide. How does the LCOE of CSP develop in the world? how to use this experience to develop CSP Project in China? On 20~22 June 2018, the Fifth China International CSP conference held in [...]

2018-08-10T17:57:55+00:00 09-08-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

South Australia adds concentrated solar power

Late last year, the South Australian Government announced it had signed an agreement with SolarReserve to build a 150 MW solar thermal power station with eight hours of energy storage near Port Augusta. The decision came on the back of Alinta Energy’s decision in 2015 to close down Port Augusta’s [...]

CGN Solar Delingha 50 MW parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plant

The CGN Solar Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant is one of China’s first  batch of demonstration CSP projects and leads the construction progress. The project has a total investment of 1.938 billion yuan and is equipped with 9 hours of molten salt heat storage. Once completed, CGN Solar Delingha [...]

Shanghai Electric acquired Yumen Xinneng 50MW Beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power Project Owner

Yumen Xinneng 50MW molten salt tower CSP plant was officially selected as one of China 1st batch of CSP pilot projects in September 2016. It is the only pilot project taking innovative beam down CSP tower technology. Suzhou Thvom Technology Co., Ltd (shorted as Thvom) occupied 85% share of [...]

EigenTherm Solar to Deliver Low-Cost Solar Electricity 24/7 with the FlexForm Solar Collector

EigenTherm Solar, Inc. is the latest venture from power conversion industry technologist, inventor, holder of dozens of U.S. and foreign patents, and Ideal Power Founder Bill Alexander. EigenTherm Solar is a concentrated solar power company that has introduced a revolutionary solar thermal collector technology – the FlexForm Collector. The [...]