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José Santamarta studied Philosophy, Economics and Business Administration. A pioneer of the environmental movement, he was president of the Commission for the Amazon, vice president of the European Working Group on Amazonia, a member of the board of the CBED (Coordinating Body for Environmental Defence), representative of the Climate Action Network and the World Watch Institute in Spain and served on the board of the ANPED. He worked as a consultant and in several government bodies, such as the Community of Madrid and the IDAE (Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy), and was advisor to the Ministry of Environment. Editor of several publications, he was director of World Watch and Gaia magazines. He has published books on economics, environment and energy.

A fresh start for concentrated solar power?

The story behind concentrated solar power is complicated. But that's not because it's a poor resource. Using mirrors and towers, CSP can cleanly generate electricity, provide long-duration thermal energy storage, and decarbonize heavy industry by producing heat. Its attributes only increase in value with higher penetrations of intermittent renewables, like [...]

2023-03-20T08:52:17+00:0020-03-2023|Categorías: Sin categoría|Etiquetas: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power Project Tenders Last Week (Mar.11-17) in China

SEPCO3 and BAOWU signed the EPC contract of Tibet Zabuye Integrated Energy Supply Project March 9, SEPCO3 and Baowu Clean Energy Co., Ltd. signed an EPC contract for the Tibet Zabuyeyuan Integrated Energy Supply Project in Shanghai. Qian Feng, Chairman of Baowu Qingneng Company; Wang Li, Secretary of the Party [...]

2023-03-20T08:19:54+00:0020-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Join us at “Thermal Technologies For The Energy Transition”, a Official Side Event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

The heat sector is often referred to as the “elephant in the room”. However – a broad range of technologies is already available on the market to tackle this problem.   Thermal technologies like concentrated solar power and thermal energy storage are key for decarbonizing energy systems. They enable the [...]

2023-03-17T20:38:44+00:0017-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Shams Concentrated Solar Power: Ten years of renewable energy, reducing emissions

The Shams Concentrated Solar Power planr in the Al Dhafra Region will enter a new decade after a series of successes, underscoring the UAE’s leadership in renewable environmentally-friendly energy, and coinciding with the Year of Sustainability and the preparations to host COP28 in November 2023. Ten years after its establishment, [...]

Water-cooled window for hot solar receivers over 1500°C

For solar thermal systems to make solar fuels or provide industrial heat at temperatures at 1500°C, various designs for high-temperature solar receivers are being innovated to capture and convert concentrated solar heat directed from a solar field of heliostats. IMAGE@Casati et al. A water-cooled hot solar window from A Solar [...]

2023-03-17T19:54:09+00:0017-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Methane dry reforming via a ceria-based redox cycle in a concentrated solar power tower

Drop-in fuels produced using solar energy can provide a viable pathway towards sustainable transportation, especially for the long-haul aviation sector which is strongly dependent on jet fuel. This study reports on the experimental testing of a solar reactor using concentrated solar energy for the production of syngas, a mixture of [...]

Electricity Market Design proposal: A good step in the right direction

ESTELA and all of ASPIRE members welcome the European Commission’s proposal on the Electricity Market Design and its focus on creating favourable market conditions to boost investment in our essential technologies which provide stable and predictable supplies of renewable electricity to accelerate the replacement of the use of fossil [...]

2023-03-14T19:54:21+00:0014-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Pasadena AI-Assisted Concentrated Solar Power Company Appoints New Director, Forms Strategy Committee to Boost Growth

Pasadena-headquartered Heliogen, Inc., a renewable energy company providing AI-enabled concentrated solar power, announced a new member appointed to its Board of Directors and changes in the board’s roles and committees. The company has appointed Roger A. Lazarus as a new board member and established a new Corporate Strategy Committee to advise [...]

2023-03-14T19:37:30+00:0014-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Women in CSP networking event on March 15 midday CET

Rebecca Mitchell works at NREL on algorithms to determine error of heliostats and she’s also creating a database on CSP education related materials. During the first networking event on March 9, 2023, she met with many CSP experts, who could provide her materials for her database. Also, Dr. Natalie Hanrieder [...]

2023-03-13T23:46:35+00:0013-03-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Concentrated Solar Power Project Tenders Last Week (Mar.4-10) in China

Molten Salt Trough Collector Joint Connection Test Platform will be Built in Ali Tibet On March 6, POWERCHINA Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited released the public announcement of the procurement results of the molten salt trough collector joint connection test platform for CGN Ali 50MW CSP & 100MW PV Project, whose [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Plants with Molten Salt Storage: Economic Aspects and Perspectives in the European Union

Concentrated solar power plants belong to the category of clean sources of renewable energy. The paper discusses the possibilities for the use of molten salts as storage in modern CSP plants. Besides increasing efficiency, it may also shift their area of application: thanks to increased controllability, they may now be [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Defined Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is a rapidly growing form of solar energy that harnesses the power of the sun to generate thermal energy and electricity. It uses mirrors to concentrate and focus sunlight onto a specific area, where it is converted into heat. CSP systems [...]

DOE seeks stakeholder R&D advice to advance solar fuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) on the technology needs and cost targets for renewable fuels produced using solar-thermal energy and thermal energy storage. DOE looking for stakeholder advice to advance commercialization of solar fuels such as jet [...]

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