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.

1414 Degrees readies silicon for its high temperature thermal energy storage

1414 Degrees has reached a major milestone in the development of its SiBox Demonstration Module. Construction is almost complete, meaning that the company is now confident enough to move forward with the installation of its thermal energy storage media (silicon) and is expecting to be able to commission the demonstration [...]

SolarSteam wins recognition for Canadian climate tech

SolarSteam was recently picked by Foresight Canada as one of the country’s most investable clean tech companies. The start-up uses concentrating solar thermal to produce hot water and steam for use by industrial and institutional clients that need to meet an initial 20% to 30% green energy target by 2030. [...]

The night must also be decarbonized, by David Trebolle, Secretary General of Protermosolar

"In Spain, there are more than 20 operational process heat concentrated solar power projects, which will double by 2023, thanks to the paybacks that we currently have for 2-3 years." David Trebolle, general secretary of Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry, says so in an [...]

Clean energy reaches 14% of Dubai’s total power production capacity

The production capacity of clean energy in Dubai has reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) using photovoltaic solar power (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). This is about 14 per cent of Dubai’s total power production capacity of 14,517MW, says an official announcement. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai [...]

2023-01-01T15:23:47+00:0001-01-2023|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Experimental Investigation on the Vector Characteristics of Concentrated Solar Radiation Flux Map

It is difficult to measure the concentrated solar radiation flux (CSRF) inside a cavity receiver directly due to the complex geometry of cavity receivers. At present, most reports measure the CSRF at the aperture plane (generally coinciding with the focal plane of solar concentrators) of the cavity receiver instead of [...]

2022-12-27T12:53:09+00:0027-12-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS|Etiquetas: |

Hierarchical Control of Multi-Generation Solar Thermal Power Plant

This paper reports on the development of a hierarchical control strategy for a multi-generation solar plant. The plant includes a linear Fresnel reflector, an organic Rankine cycle, an absorption chiller, a thermal storage tank, circulation pumps, and valves. The hierarchical control strategy consists of three successive layers in addition to [...]

2022-12-27T11:56:06+00:0027-12-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Nanoparticle-based anticorrosion coatings for molten salts applications

High-temperature molten salt systems are employed in a wide variety of industrial applications, linked to energy production and storage, such as concentrated solar power, waste heat recovery, storage plants, fuel cells nuclear, etc. The reactivity of these salts is one of the main issues to address for the employment of [...]

Design and steady-state simulation of a concentrated solar power-ORC power plant

Numerical modeling and simulation are necessary to design and optimize processes that include concentrating solar power (CSP) and industrial chemical processes; however, no co-simulation environment have been used or suggested in the literature for such plants. This paper suggests a promising approach to build a user-friendly simulation framework using open-source [...]

2022-12-27T11:38:18+00:0027-12-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Heliocon seeks heliostat cost reduction to $50 per square meter

In an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats used in tower CSP, three research groups have launched the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon). In this effort, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar [...]

Aalborg CSP secures yet another order for a wastewater heat pump

Danish renewable energy specialist Aalborg CSP has secured yet another order for a wastewater heat pump. The order is awarded by the Danish district heating plant Egedal Fjernvarme and is a turnkey contract for a 1.5 MW heat pump with associated heat exchanger, piping, purification system and building optimizations. The [...]

A solution to the hydrogen problem in the HTF in parabolic trough plants.

Cspservices has entered into a license agreement for hydrogen mitigation technology that was developed by the renowned U.S. Department of Energy’s NREL: The system uses a palladium alloy membrane to separate and isolate hydrogen, which is then transferred via vacuum pumps into a catalytic oxidizer to be discharged as water [...]

Consortium to demonstrate nitrogen for fertilizer from biosolids using solar thermal

In 2023, a wastewater treatment plant in New Mexico will begin making nitrogen for fertilizer from biosolids, using solar thermal energy. Next year, a consortium led by American Infrastructure Holdings LLC that includes Solar Dynamics and Andritz Separation will build a pilot facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico to demonstrate a [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Projects Around the World

Working with member countries, SolarPACES—Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems—has compiled data on concentrating solar power (CSP) projects around the world that have plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems.     For individual concentrating [...]

2022-12-16T20:16:14+00:0016-12-2022|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |
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