The solar thermal plant has also reached a record of contribution to the energy mix, reaching 2.2% of the total electricity generation in Spain and has significantly increased its efficiency by boosting demand coverage above 10% in specific hourly periods. Solar thermal energy has increased its production of electricity [...]
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 [...]
Half of the energy needs in Europe are destined to heat and cold needs, both residential and industrial. More than 65% of these industrial needs in Spain are covered by fossil fuels. Concentrated solar energy saves costs and reduces emissions. The Concentra Solar Technology Platform, financed by the Ministry of [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
Proceeds will be used to reduce corporate debt and reinforce its balance sheet.
Oman’s Concentrated Solar Power drive draws German interest Oman’s plans to set up the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plant at its Amal field has prompted interest from Solarlite CSP Technology. Dr Joachim Kruger, managing director at Solarlite, recently visited Muscat to highlight the benefits of direct steam generation in [...]
Abengoa to sell 100 MW of Concentrated Solar Power plants to yieldco Abengoa says sells its fourth packet of assets, consisting of two concentrated solar power plants in Spain, to its Abengoa Yield affiliate for 277 million euros. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative [...]
Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power
This MoU sets cooperation terms for the development of dispatchable concentrated solar power plants, in particular Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), in Egypt.
The Atacama 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which Abengoa is constructing in Chile, has been recognized by the Infrastructure 360° Awards for its contribution to clean power generation.
KaXu Solar One is the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in commercial operation in South Africa.