Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal was unanimously appointed as the new Chair of the SolarPACES Executive Committee for the next 2-year term at the 93rd ExCo meeting held October 1st 2017 in Calama (Chile). Pitz-Paal was previously vice chairman of the executive committee of SolarPACES. He has been one of two directors heading the [...]
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 [...]
With a plenary presentation and three poster presentations, Aalborg CSP will be one of the key speakers at SolarPACES 2017, the foremost symposium within the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry, held in Santiago, Chile, from 26-29 September 2017. Jens Taggart Pelle, VP Technical Sales of Aalborg CSPs Power Plant [...]
A new computational tool will be used by international researchers at SolarPACES to calculate the best technology mix of generation resources to most cost-effectively cover Chile’s load curve. The modeling tool was initially developed at Aachen University, in response to a request from the German Academy of Sciences, to see [...]
Given Germany's low DNI, it might seem improbable that thermal solar would be a key component of its low-carbon grid planning under its Energiewende (energy transition), but several papers published in 2016 found that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage (CSP-TES) will be an essential component. As the [...]
Road Map for Creation of Advanced Meteorological Data Sets for Concentrated Solar Power Performance Simulations
The demands on the quality and contents of solar and meteorological data sets increase rapidly with the growth in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and other solar energy systems. This document is the final deliverable of the SolarPACES Project: “Beyond TMY,” and it is produced as a final and summarized information presented in [...]
Solar thermal energy (STE), often named Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), is expected to play an important role in the world’s future electricity supply. Thermal energy storage, an essential part of a concentrating solar thermal power plant, allows for decoupling of solar energy harvest and subsequent electricity production. By this [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, recently participated in the SolarPACES 2016 Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi. GlassPoint took home the “Technology Innovation Award” for its enclosed trough technology, which is being deployed at gigawatt scale on an oilfield in the Oman [...]
More than 500 stakeholders from the academia, industry and government will network and exchange information at the upcoming Solar Power And Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES) Conference, taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable [...]
The SolarPACES Executive Committee, in a meeting held on Sunday, 18 October, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa, re-elected Dr. Manuel J. Blanco, as its Chairperson. Dr. Blanco is a Science Leader of the Solar Energy Systems Research Group of CSIRO (Australia’s national science agency) and Director of the Australian [...]
SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world.
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.
Of particular relevance in this conference’s edition has been the interest and support expressed by the Chinese authorities to the development of CSP in China.