España

Luis Crespo, re-elected president of Protermosolar

The General Meeting of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), has re-elected unanimously president of Protermosolar for a period of two years. Luis Crespo, who from 2008 to 2016 served as general secretary, was elected president of Protermosolar in 2016. Luis Crespo is a [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power contributed 2.7% in Spain in May

Renewables contributed 43.9% in Spain in May: wind 17.2%, solar thermal 2.7% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Generation of the month of May 2018 The peninsular demand for electric power in May is estimated at 20,044 GWh, 1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If [...]

Concentrated Solar Power sets a historic generation record in 2017 in Spain

The solar thermal plant has also reached a record of contribution to the energy mix, reaching 2.2% of the total electricity generation in Spain and has significantly increased its efficiency by boosting demand coverage above 10% in specific hourly periods. Solar thermal energy has increased its production of electricity [...]

The concentrated solar power (CSP) generated 2.2% of electricity in Spain in 2017

Renewable energies generated 33.7 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind power accounted for 19.2%, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.2%. Generation from January to December 2017 In December, renewable energies generated 33.2 of electricity in 2017 in Spain. Wind accounted for 24.3%, solar thermal for 0.6% and photovoltaic for [...]

The concentrated solar power could contribute to decarbonise the Spanish industry

Half of the energy needs in Europe are destined to heat and cold needs, both residential and industrial. More than 65% of these industrial needs in Spain are covered by fossil fuels. Concentrated solar energy saves costs and reduces emissions. The Concentra Solar Technology Platform, financed by the Ministry of [...]

Sener this year put into service its first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa

SENER has been working in South Africa since 2013, when the group started construction on the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant, a project for the Department of Energy.