SolarPACES

DLR innovation QFly receives the SolarPACES Technology Award

The SolarPACES Technology Award 2018 has gone to the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the DLR start-up CSP Services for QFly, an airborne system for the quality assessment of concentrated solar power plants. Over 500 people attended the annual conference held by the SolarPACES network of researchers in Casablanca [...]

Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup. The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different [...]

SENER participates in the SolarPACES 2018 conference

SENER participates in the concentrating solar power (CSP) conference SolarPACES 2018, that takes place in Casablanca (Morocco) between 2 and 5 October. SENER, a key player in the largest solar project in Morocco, the Noor solar complex that MASEN is developing in the town of Uarzazat, will share its [...]

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Desert concentrated solar power to fuel centuries of air travel

Researchers demonstrate the full process showing how solar thermal energy can split H2O and CO2 to make jet fuel. Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated the first-ever entire process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines, using a high-temperature thermal solar reactor to create syngas. [...]

SolarPACES ExCo elects Robert Pitz-Paal as new Chair

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 [...]

The concentrated solar power will replace the natural gas combined cycle

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 [...]

Aalborg CSP among key speakers at SolarPACES 2017 in Chile

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 [...]

2017-09-01T11:21:17+00:0001-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

SolarPACES to Help Optimize Chile’s Energy Grid

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 [...]

2017-05-19T16:17:31+00:0019-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Germany’s Planned 90 Percent Energiewende Will Need Concentrated Solar Power

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 [...]

Guideline for bankable solar thermal energy yield assessment

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 Discusses its Gigawatt Solar Thermal Project at SolarPACES 2016

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 [...]

SolarPACES: 500 experts for Abu Dhabi solar event

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 [...]