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.

Concentrated Solar Power Tower To Be Transformed Into Iconic Landmark For Beijing 2022

Renovation of the concentrated solar power tower located in Beijing's Yanqing district has started and is expected to become an iconic landmark for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The project, scheduled to be completed in January of 2022, will see the 119.5 meters tower bear a giant Olympic rings logo [...]

247SOLAR CEO Bruce Anderson to introduce next generation low-cost Concentrated Solar Power

Bruce Anderson, CEO of 247Solar Inc., will speak at the International CSP Focus 2021 Conference in Beijing, China on Friday, October 29, 2021. There he will present new modular, ultra-high temperature CSP technology that makes the unique round-the-clock benefits of Concentrated Solar Power available at costs that rival daytime-only PV. [...]

Raise Investment and R&D to Reach Green Hydrogen Goal by 2050

IEA report calls for the development of national hydrogen strategies and roadmaps, new incentives for low-carbon hydrogen, and new certification requirements alongside increased research and infrastructure spending. Direct heat solar thermochemistry using CST is a promising route to lower cost of green hydrogen production IMAGE@Heliogen Global electrolyzer capacity for producing [...]

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Six decades of concentrated solar power know-how aids today’s researchers, engineers

Sandia National Laboratories began studying the power of the sun to produce utility-scale energy in the 1960s. Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility was commissioned in 1978, spurred by the oil crisis of 1973. Many of the documents detailing the design, construction and research conducted at the world’s first multimegawatt [...]

DLR-developed Solar Flux Measurement System Wins International Concentrated Solar Power Tech Award

DLR and CSP Services Win the SolarPACES 2021 Award for their Solar Flux Density Measurement System. New measuring system determines the flux density of receivers in solar tower power plants This year’s SolarPACES Technology Award goes to a team of researchers from the DLR Institute of Solar Research and [...]

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Spain will launch a third renewable auction for Concentrated Solar Power before the end of 2021

The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge plans to launch a third renewable auction before the end of the year. According to the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen, this third renewable auction will go to solar thermal, biomass and other technologies. In this way, the spanish [...]

Have Heliostat Cost Cuts Helped Likana Bid Concentrated Solar Power Under 4 Cents?

Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Partners, has just bid the 450 MW Likana tower CSP plant it procured from SolarReserve several years ago at under 4 cents/kWh. Was the record low bid enabled by cost reduction in tower CSP heliostat solar fields? To learn the current status of heliostat [...]

Qinghai 3*100MW Concentrated Solar Power Bids Winner Announced

Qinghai Government announced the winners of a total capacity of 5.3GW RE auctions today, among which 3*100MW of CSP projects, 3.5GW PV and 1.5GW Wind, slightly different from the previous RFP document, in which there are 3*100MW of CSP projects, 3.8GW PV and 1.2GW Wind. Project Allocations 3 companies and [...]

UAE-Based Startup Wahaj Solar Aims To Produce Low-Cost Solar Power That Can Be Used Across An Array Of Applications

With the UAE building the world’s largest solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, there probably hasn’t been a better time to invest in renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, many startups in the nation have taken advantage of this momentum in the move towards a sustainable future. With a similar vision in mind, [...]

Solar Fuels Pioneer Synhelion Acquires Smart Mirror Expert Heliokon

The Swiss solar fuel pioneer Synhelion SA has acquired German company Heliokon GmbH, an expert in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. The acquisition will bring together the two companies’ complementary technologies, allowing Synhelion to offer a complete system for the production of solar fuels. Heliokon co-founder Patrick Hilger and Synhelion [...]

Why Lunar Engineering is an Exciting R&D Field for the “Hot Solar”

The out-of-this-world engineering challenges of manufacturing on the Moon present an opportunity for Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) – the heat-based form of solar energy for solar thermochemistry. To build anything on the moon, we will have to literally start from the ground up and make the material to build everything [...]

2021-09-27T09:52:00+00:0027-09-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Macquarie closes €43 Million debt investment in Spanish concentrated solar power plant sponsored by Q-Energy

Macquarie Asset Management has closed a €43 million debt investment in a concentrated solar power plant in Spain owned by Q-Energy. The 50 MW capacity parabolic trough solar plant is located in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Operational since 2012, the solar plant produces enough clean electricity each year [...]

Masdar City Start-up Seramic Materials Launches 100% Recycled Thermal Energy Storage

Masdar City-based Seramic Materials, a start-up company supported by accelerator The Catalyst, has developed a unique patented solution to recycle industrial solid waste into a high-temperature thermal energy storage (TES) product – a circular economy solution that both reduces wastage and promotes renewable energy development. Seramic Materials 100% recycled ceramic [...]

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