jsantamarta

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.

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 of [...]

2018-11-08T23:42:30+00:0008-11-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

The impact of concentrated solar power in electric power systems in Chile

This paper presents a study about the impacts of the integration of concentrated solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) in electric power systems. The main tool for this study is a comprehensive long-term power system capacity expansion planning model that integrates a specific module to represent the operation [...]

International recognition for concentrated solar power research at Stellenbosch University

The Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) at Stellenbosch University has received international recognition for their research excellence and standing within the concentrating solar power (CSP) community. STERG has as a consortium member been selected to receive a $2,0 million award from the United States of America (U.S.) Department [...]

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park adds 250MW to its 4th phase to reach 950MW

The solar energy project will use three technologies to produce clean energy: 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from a concentrated solar power tower and 250MW from photovoltaic panels. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an amendment to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the consortium led [...]

Spain’s Iberdrola sells 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

Spanish power group Iberdrola has agreed to sell its 90% share of the 50 MW Ibersol plant in Spain to Ence Energia at a price of 72.3 million euros ($82.3 million), Iberdrola announced October 18. Ence is Spain's leading biomass power generator with an installed capacity of around 220 [...]

US allocates $12 million to high-temperature Concentrated Solar Power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $12 million of federal funding to 15 projects that will research high-temperature CSP components and systems, the DOE announced October 23. "These projects will develop materials and designs for collectors, power cycles, and thermal transport systems that can withstand temperatures greater [...]

2018-10-31T15:18:45+00:0031-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power learnings report targets lower cost of finance

U.S. researchers are seeking data from over half of global CSP projects to help lower financing costs that are hampering competitiveness, Mark Mehos, Program Manager, CSP at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), told New Energy Update. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched October 1 a global study [...]

2018-10-31T15:14:19+00:0031-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Egypt aims to produce 5,651 MW of renewable energy by 2022

For the wind energy under-implementation projects, Al-Khayat said that they include a wind farm in Jabal Al-Zayt with a capacity of 120 MW, and another wind turbines plant in the Gulf of Suez under the build, own, operate (BOO) scheme. The total capacity of wind energy projects under study amounted [...]

A simple method for the inhibition of the corrosion of carbon steel by molten nitrate salt for thermal storage in concentrated solar power applications

Corrosion is an important issue in high-temperature applications such as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, playing a crucial role in the long-term use of storage tanks, heat exchanger and piping materials which account for a considerable component of the investment costs. While there are many studies regarding the corrosion [...]

$658m deal signed to 100 MW Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa

Saudi company ACWA Power, which operates in the fields of power generation and desalination in more than 10 countries, has announced plans to invest $658 million in South Africa. An announcement on Friday said this will help to boost trade and investment links between Saudi Arabia and the African [...]

SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology [...]

Webinar about Concentrated Solar Power in Australia

Australia possesses one of the highest Direct Normal Irradiation (DNI) resources in the world. It’s expected that by the end of 2018 there will be 1.8GW of cumulative solar capacity available compared to less than 200MW in 2012. What is more, the ability to store and dispatch is key to [...]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Concentrated Solar Power and PV Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $53 million in new projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 53 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs and support a [...]