Acerca de Jose Santamarta

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.

China’s Big State-Owned Firms Begin New Concentrated Solar Power for 2024

China has announced plans to start – and complete – 11 Concentrated Solar Power projects with thermal energy storage by 2024. The selected projects, with backing by some of China’s biggest energy giants, must now race to meet this very tight two-year deadline. Out of China’s initial pilot program, from [...]

2022-01-24T12:10:40+00:0024-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

The first Concentrated Solar Power plant in Brazil will come into operation at the end of January

Eudora Energia implemented, at Cesp's plant, a R$ 49 million project for the Concentrated Solar Power plant to start operating at the end of the month. Before the end of January, Eudora Energia must put into operation the first solar thermal plant in Brazil. The millionaire project has 0.5 MW [...]

Innovation shaping the future of concentrated solar power

Today, the most common method of harvesting solar energy is photovoltaic solar (PV), which uses solar cells to convert sunlight directly into electrical power. A concentrated solar power tower on the other hand, uses mirrors and lenses to concentrate sunlight towards a solar receiver, which is then used to generate [...]

2022-01-21T12:30:06+00:0021-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Abengoa completes construction of three solar fields at the world’s largest concentrated solar power complex in Dubai

The three 200 MW parabolic trough plants are part of phase IV of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR) in the United Arab Emirates. Abengoa has broken a production record by installing 86 collectors per week. A total of 6,360 collectors were installed during construction. Aerial view [...]

S-CO2 turbines could revolutionize concentrated solar power generation

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the USA have developed a new supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) gas turbine capable of generating concentrated solar energy (CSP). The project is part of the US Department of Energy's APOLLO program, designed to improve performance and reduce costs of power plants based [...]

CO2 Turbomachinery for Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Southwest Research Institute successfully developed and demonstrated full-scale turbomachinery for one of the world’s first supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power systems for a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant with the help of government and commercial collaborators. The system integrates sCO2 power cycles with thermal energy storage. The project was funded [...]

2022-01-17T18:44:10+00:0017-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Dewa boosts MBR Solar Park V production capacity to 330 MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that it has raised the production capacity of the first project of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar) Park Phase V from 300 megawatts (MW) to 330MW. This results from using the latest solar photovoltaic bifacial technologies with Single [...]

NREL Starts SETO-Funded Study of Wind Impacts on Solar Collectors

High wind loads increase structural design costs of concentrating solar power (CSP) collector structures, such as heliostats and parabolic troughs. In a new two-year project, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will work with the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office [...]

2022-01-13T12:00:36+00:0013-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Acwa to start Noor Energy 1 project operations in Dubai

Saudi-based Acwa Power, a leader in power generation and water desalination plants, has announced plans to begin the first phase of Noor Energy 1 project, located in Dubai with a total capacity of 217 MW. In a filing to Saudi bourse Tadawul, Acwa Power, said it had obtained the commercial [...]

1.3GW Concentrated Solar Power Projects Planned to Start in 2022

A new wave of CSP development, and GW of CSP projects, will emerge in China and the rest of world after the staggering year of 2021. As was declared clearly in “Action Plan for Carbon Dioxide Peaking Before 2030”, an official statement released by the State Council of China, “…to [...]

2022-01-05T20:28:02+00:0005-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

NREL launches two-year computational modeling project to study wind impact on concentrating solar power structures

Over the next two years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will dive into measurements of atmospheric wind conditions and how they impact concentrating solar power (CSP) collector facilities. While other studies on the subject have been conducted, NREL noted [...]

2022-01-05T20:08:24+00:0005-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Concentrated solar power plants: A critical review of regional dynamics and operational parameters

Paper presents a regionally segregated overview of the globally distributed operational Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants. A holistic approach was followed by dividing the global map into 5 different regions (Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia) by covering 112 currently operational CSP plants. The objective of the research methodology used [...]

2022-01-03T10:05:10+00:0003-01-2022|Categorías: Sin categoría|Etiquetas: |

Heliogen Completes Combination With Athena Technology Acquisition (ATHN)

— a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar power — recently announced that it has completed its previously announced business combination with Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. The deal was unanimously approved by ATHN’s Board of Directors and was approved at a special meeting of ATHN stockholders on December 28, 2021. [...]

2022-01-01T09:33:46+00:0001-01-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |
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