solar thermal

Is Concentrated Solar Power a Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Solar thermal can produce clean heat to run processes that cause a third of global carbon emissions. In this article, I argue that a $1 Trillion pot of gold may await the right solutions. Due to costs and other barriers, solar thermal's present footprint on the global energy production [...]

Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion [...]

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

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that [...]

Absolicon gets grant for solar thermal plant in Sweden

The Swedish Energy Agency has made a EUR-800,000 (USD 877,000) grant to Absolicon Solar Collector AB for what the latter says will be Europe’s largest solar thermal field for district heating with small concentrated parabolic troughs. Absolicon's founder Joakim Byström. Photographer: Lars Wahlström The project in question will be realised [...]

Applications Open for US DOE $9 Million Solar Thermal Desalination Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize, a competition to accelerate the development of systems that use solar-thermal energy to produce clean water from very-high-salinity water. “The U.S. has the technical knowledge, vision, and talent it takes to [...]

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Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the project, "the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the plant and maintain it in a tank storage system." The development of the Cerro Dominador thermosolar project met a new milestone: [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, the energy future of Spain?

New sun rays for solar thermal, the energy future of Spain? With 49 operational concentrating solar power plants totaling 2.3 gigawatts, Spain is a world leader in terms of production capacity with this renewable and also technologically. And this, despite the fact that the installed power has been stagnant [...]

Concentrated Solar Power, climate change and 5 sustainable development goals

Solar thermal energy is established as a key technology in accelerating the decarbonization of energy systems, both in terms of power generation and heat supply to industrial processes. At the conference you will learn how to decarbonize electricity production can be accelerated thanks to the renewable energy storage capacity [...]

Refractaris leads the construction of solar shields for concentrated solar power

In the world, Córdoba now begins to sound due to other temperatures, those generated in the furnaces and solar shields manufactured by the company Refractaris, based in Montemayor, and which has become an international benchmark in the energy sector and solar thermal technology. In recent years, 95 percent of [...]

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) [...]

Amper wins a concentrated solar power contract with Shanghai Electric Group in Dubai

Shanghai Electric Group has awarded Nervión Industries, a subsidiary of the Amper Group, the construction of salt storage tanks for a solar thermal power plant in Dubai for 13 million dollars (about 11.77 million euros). In a relevant fact referred to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the company [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Quietly Makes a Comeback

CSP’s costs are dropping as the market gains steam in the Middle East and China. Can this once-promising technology regain its mojo? Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming [...]

Acciona-Abengoa consortium celebrates international workers’ day at the Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The day, which was celebrated on 1 May, recognised the important health and safety work carried out on the project, as well as those workers whose contribution has helped to bring about greater safety on the project. The consortium formed by ACCIONA and Abengoa to construct the Cerro Dominador solar-thermal [...]