Protermosolar

Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrated Solar Power benchmark»

The new general secretary of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrated Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonisation of the Spanish electricity system, by guaranteeing massive energy storage and providing firm and planned support for penetration with renewable intermittent sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes [...]

Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime. For Protermosolar, [...]

Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The new law will allow decisive progress towards the decarbonisation of the economy, facilitating an optimal combination of all renewable technologies, such as concentrated solar power, wind energy and PV. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) expresses its satisfaction with the beginning of the [...]

Gonzalo Martín, new secretary general of Protermosolar

Gonzalo Martín has extensive experience in concentrated solar power asset management in Spain and South Africa. Gonzalo Martín has been appointed new general secretary of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), with the aim of reinforcing the promotion of solar thermal energy in [...]

Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

The extraordinary protection measures and the change in the organization of work have allowed the activity of Concentrating Solar Power to continue normally during the entire state of alarm. The fifty solar thermal plants in Spain continue, from the start of the state of alarm, producing renewable energy thanks to [...]

The meteorology of March caused a decrease in the contribution of Concentrated Solar Power in Spain

Spanish power demand in March fell by 4.6% on a year ago to 20.9 TWh, as tightening coronavirus restrictions wiped out much of the country's industrial demand, grid operator Red Electrica said in a statement. The contribution of solar thermal power plants to this lower demand has been diminished [...]

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 [...]

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Solar Thermal Power Plants in Energy Planning in Spain. Spain, unlike the rest of European countries, has ideal conditions for the deployment of concentrated solar  power plants that will make the objectives of PNIEC easier and less expensive. [...]

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, [...]

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 [...]