The Spanish Government has already sent the draft of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan to the EU Commission, with a very well prepared report in which, logically, the Concentrated Solar Power plants already appear in the forecast of the generation mix by 2030. The value proposition of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Luis Crespo, chairman of Protermosolar, has been unanimously re-elected president of the European Association of the Solar Temoelectric Industry (ESTELA), in the general assembly of the association held in Brussels. Luis Crespo has been chosen for a new period of two years. At the general meeting of ESTELA, Luis Crespo [...]
The concentrated solar power is the renewable alternative that can be managed for the energy transition
Solar thermal power plants already offer below 6 cents per kWh. CSP Today, with the collaboration of Protermosolar and ESTELA, organizes the XI International Summit of Thermoelectric Solar Concentration, an event of the concentrated solar power sector, which takes place in Seville today and tomorrow. The president of Protermosolar and [...]
There are two types of renewables, someone's are - apparently - cheaper but non-dispatchable, others are - apparently - more expensive but dispatchable, such as Solar Thermal Electricity STE/CSP. Achieving a CO2-free power system will be only possible with a large share of dispatchable renewables. The undisputable arguments for [...]
Luis Crespo: "The concentrated solar power plants will replace the combined cycles as backup technology to guarantee the electricity supply". For the president of Estela and Protermosolar, the combination of renewable renewable energy (wind, etc.) with thermosolar allows a mix of 100% renewable generation at a competitive cost. Luis [...]
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.