Climate Change

Concentrated Solar Power, the energy future of Spain?

New sun rays for solar thermal, the energy future of Spain? With 49 operational concentrating solar power plants totaling 2.3 gigawatts, Spain is a world leader in terms of production capacity with this renewable and also technologically. And this, despite the fact that the installed power has been stagnant [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, climate change and 5 sustainable development goals

Solar thermal energy is established as a key technology in accelerating the decarbonization of energy systems, both in terms of power generation and heat supply to industrial processes. At the conference you will learn how to decarbonize electricity production can be accelerated thanks to the renewable energy storage capacity [...]

DLR innovation QFly receives the SolarPACES Technology Award

The SolarPACES Technology Award 2018 has gone to the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the DLR start-up CSP Services for QFly, an airborne system for the quality assessment of concentrated solar power plants. Over 500 people attended the annual conference held by the SolarPACES network of researchers in Casablanca [...]

Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup. The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different [...]

Concentrated solar power (CSP) contribution to the mitigation of CO2 emissions in power generation

In this paper, we first proceed to develop the mathematical tools for the calculation of CO2 emissions abatement (annual and total) due to the installation of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.