On June 20th 2017, hundreds of renewable energy enthusiasts from all over the world gathered to hear four leading experts discuss the impact of the recent DEWA CSP 200 bid on the MENA region. At 9.45 US$ cents per kWh for a 200 MW CSP plant with 18 hours [...]
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on 4 June the prices offered from four consortia for the 200-MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The lowest bid for the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) project came in at 9.45 US cents/kWh (approx. 8.4 [...]
ESTELA presentation on "Market integration barriers and support mechanisms for CSP development in MENA" at World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program at Energy Market Integration panel by L. Crespo (2017.03.07 in Ouarzazate) For countries, like those in the MENA regions, with [...]
ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, is organising a half-day workshop “How Political Commitment Drives the STE/CSP Deployment Worldwide” on the 12th January 2017. We are pleased to invite you to our event and join us for the discussion on how political commitment driving the STE/CSP deployment [...]
LCOE of STE plants is much lower than LCOE of PV plants with 6 hours battery storage, by Luis Crespo
RES technologies account for most of the new capacity additions in the last years at world level and this trend will increase exponentially in the near future. Sooner than later the share of new yearly renewable capacity at world level will be above 95%. PV and Wind are currently “skimming” [...]
It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to ESTELA’s upcoming Solar Thermal Electricity workshop on the 29th Sept 2016 in Brussels. Please find attached our event announcement or download from here. This year, ESTELA would like to draw your attention to the new STE Initiative [...]
Date/Time Date(s) - 22/06/2016 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Location ICM - Internationales Congress Center München Categories CSP Events Supported by ESTELA Project Event The workshop will give an overview on the current CSP market and perspectives and European R&D activities in this field. In this context it will inform [...]
New report shows that solar thermal electricity could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050 while creating millions of jobs. Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050, given the right conditions, [...]
The General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), re-elected Dr. Luis Crespo for the next 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated. Dr. Luis Crespo was appointed unanimously as President by the ESTELA General Assembly for another [...]
The European Commission has approved the proposal submitted by Agenex to create a European Operator Certification for Solar Fields. During the years 2016-2018, Agenex will coordinate 16 national and international institutions for the creation of a European platform for training and certification of solar field operators. The network will have [...]
Dr Luis Crespo, President of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association also attended and commended the CSIRO-led ASTRI for delivering a well-structured program.
Go-ahead needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Italy for the domestic industry to be competitive on foreign markets
To compete in these large international projects, Italian companies must take advantage of "references".
EStela: Luis Crespo is re-elected as President for the next term 2014-2015 (Concentrated Solar Power-CSP)
On 10 December, at the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), Dr. Luis Crespo was unanimously re-elected for the next 2-year term.