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 [...]
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” [...]
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 [...]
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.
SolarPACES: Concentrated Solar Power has increased its share in the main two reference countries, by Luis Crespo
SolarPACES is playing an essential role in the development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies.
In 2013 were connected to the grid the last seven concentrating solar thermal power plants of 50 MW contained in the Remuneration Pre-assignment Register in Spain, with which reach 2,304 MW of installed capacity.
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.
According to the Spanish Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), between 35 and 40 percent of investment in the capital of the Spanish concentrated solar power plants are foreign.
Foreign investors in renewable energy projects in Spain have hired lawyers to prepare potential international legal action against the Spanish government over new rules they say break their contracts.
Protermosolar Secretary General, Luis Crespo, said that in just six weeks the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) sector has lost 33% of their income.
The recent package reduces the Concentrated Solar Power revenue by more than 30%.
On our lasts post of 2012 we have asked some experts their opinion about the future of CSP technology, here goes the first interview.