Luis Crespo

Protermosolar, Luis Crespo retires and passes the baton to Gonzalo Martín

President of the European solar thermal association Estela until last year and of the Spanish Protermosolar since 2016, after serving eight years as the general secretary of this association, which brings together a hundred companies, Luis Crespo has always been linked to renewables and technology . It has done so [...]

Why thinking small could help reignite the concentrated solar power sector

Concentrated solar power accounts for only a fraction of the overall green energy market, but recent research suggests smaller-scale designs could help revitalise interest in the sector. We talk to Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, Spain's solar thermal electricity association. With demand for clean, affordable energy spiking around the world, [...]

The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

In 2016, when SolarReserve connected its 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant in the state of Nevada, it reached its peak as a company. But the enjoyment of reaching that peak could not be prolonged. And having spent almost four years from that moment, the company filed [...]

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

SolarReserve, one of America’s last remaining Concentrated Solar Power developers, appears to have ceased operations — just as some global markets may be warming up. The Crescent Dunes CSP project in Nevada has undershot expectations. (Credit: SolarReserve) There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar [...]

Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

Protermosolar joins the Ibero-American commitment to promote clean renewable energy at COP25. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar: "The union of these 12 associations will allow sharing experiences and good practices on energy technologies and policies to accelerate renewable deployment in Latin America". Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of [...]

The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is "ambitious" but "feasible", and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 "could even be exceed". The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors [...]

The solar thermal could fall to 45 euros / MWh in 2020 for some Concentrated Solar Power projects

Solar thermal or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is not just one more renewable. Its great asset is that it allows availability and dispatchability (ability to generate electricity depending on the need of the network) thanks to its thermal storage and therefore it is possible that it manages production on demand, [...]

Protermosolar: Luis Crespo inaugurates the congress Concentrated Solar Power Madrid 2019

Luis Crespo participates in CSP Madrid 2019 and will open the congress together with the IDAE general director. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, will expose the unique characteristics of storage and flexibility of solar thermal technology, making it essential for electric decarbonization. The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, together with [...]

Why Smaller Might Be Better for Concentrated Solar Power

Despite its big potential, concentrated solar power remains one of the most expensive mainstream options for generating renewable power. Rather than trying to catch up through technological breakthroughs, however, the CSP industry should turn to lower-hanging fruit. That's the view of Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, Spain's solar thermal electricity [...]

The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Although installed capacity has been stagnant since 2013, Spain remains at the forefront of the world in the Concentrated Solar Power sector. In addition, the objectives for 2030 provide for the update of new GW and a resurgence of this technology, which is emerging as the best complement for photovoltaics. [...]

Luis Crespo participates in the SolarPACES concentrated solar power conference

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, will preside over the first plenary session of the XXV edition of SolarPACES, which will be held from October 1 to 4 in South Korea. The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, will preside over the first plenary session of the SolarPACES 2019 congress, the most [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]

The concentrated solar power and electrical storage in Spain

In Spain there are 18 concentrated solar thermal power plants with storage, 17 of which are 50 MW and have a storage capacity of 7.5 hours at nominal power; another, of 20 MW, has a storage of 15 hours. In total, the equivalent electrical storage capacity is 6,675 MWh with [...]