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 plant in NW China’s Dunhuang promotes fight against COVID-19 with gigantic slogan

The 100MW molten-salt concentrated solar power plant located in Dunhuang, northwest China’s Gansu province, recently used its 12,000 mirrors to create a 2-square-kilometer face mask pattern and other slogans to promote the fight against COVID-19. Photo taken on Oct. 16, 2021 shows the light beam reflected by 12,000 mirrors of [...]

Solar energy stored in sulphur

A new approach to sector coupling: German Aerospace Center (DLR) conducts research on a new kind of concentrated solar power plan. In the PEGASUS research project, the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Solar Research in Jülich is studying a completely new kind of solar thermal power plant which stores solar [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Goes Where PVs Can’t

Global solar energy supplies are growing rapidly, with nearly 10 times as much solar capacity installed today as there was a decade ago. Leading the boom is the photovoltaic (PV) panel, which converts sunlight into electricity using semiconductors. But even as the glossy rectangles become increasingly cheaper and ubiquitous, solar [...]

Research for more economical concentrated solar power

DLR and the University of Evora are testing the use of molten salt in a solar power plant. Engineers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have taken an important step towards using molten salt as a heat transfer medium in parabolic trough solar power [...]

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The Access to Risk Finance for Clean Energy Technologies and SMARTSPEND Closing Event

As part of the SMARTSPEND Consortium, ESTELA invites you to save the date for the Access to Risk Finance for Clean Energy Technologies and SMARTSPEND Closing Event on 18 November 2021, from 9.30 to 13.00 (CET). Sessions will include: A panel discussion on the outlook of funding instruments for energy innovation, [...]

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Abengoa participates as an expert in Concentrated Solar Power at Expo Dubai 2020

The Deputy Director of Business Development Middle East, Alvaro Solana, represented Abengoa in a session on sustainable energy transition through solar technology. Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, participated last October 4 in the session "Driving [...]

These 25 Advanced CSP & CST Technologies to Share $33 Million US DOE Funding

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Funding Program (SETO FY21 PV and CSP) funds research and development projects that advance PV and Concentrated Solar Power to help eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector. Solar reactors for high-temperature thermochemistry are among the breakthrough technologies to receive US [...]

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The Economics of Running Concentrated Solar Power as a Capacity Resource in the 100% Renewable Future

A new paper to be published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management: X: Using Concentrating-Solar-Power Plants as Economic Carbon-Free Capacity Resources – develops an approach to assessing the capacity contribution from CSP plants with thermal energy storage in a future Southwestern US grid once there is a very high [...]

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DOE concentrated solar power research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded nearly $40 million to 40 projects that are advancing the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies necessary for achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s climate goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035. Specifically, the projects will reduce the cost of solar technologies [...]

Heliogen on breakthrough concentrated solar power technology project

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is partnering with Pasadena-based technology player Heliogen to build a commercial-scale demonstration facility in California using the latter’s “breakthrough” solar technology. Concentrated solar energy company Heliogen said that Woodside Energy (USA) gave it a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to begin procuring equipment for a 5 MW [...]

China’s Qinghai begins building 10.9 GW new energy power projects, including 400 MW of CSP

Northwest China's Qinghai Province on Friday began the construction of 15 new energy power generation projects, with a combined installed power generating capacity of 10.9 GW, according to local authorities. Photo taken on Dec. 27, 2020 shows part of the Qinghai section of the Qinghai-Henan UHV DC power transmission line [...]

CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award at SolarPACES

On the closing day of the 27th SolarPACES conference, two members of Estela, CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award: Annual Awards – SolarPACES The SolarPACES Awards honor the personal engagement of individuals and institutions that significantly contribute to the deployment of CSP technology. Criteria_SolarPACES_Technology_Innovation_Award for innovations relevant [...]

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists of 11th CSP Focus China 2021

We are pleased to announce 11th CSP Focus China 2021, which will be held on Oct. 28-29 in Beijing, China this year. The conference will be ON LINE too, with instant bilingual translation, given the constraints of international travel currently.     Confirmed Speakers and Panelists: Ms. Jingli Shi, Researcher, [...]

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