This workshop is sponsored by both the GID and the EMAN, and is organized with the assistance of the Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies (CTAER), Spain, and the ONE, Morocco.

This seminar/workshop is sponsored by both the InterAcademic Group for Development (GID, Paris) and the Euro Mediterranean Academic Network (EMAN), and is organized with the assistance of the Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies (CTAER), Spain, and the Office National de l’Electricité (ONE), Morocco.

The seminar/workshop will be held in Seville, from 19 to 24 November 2012, within the framework of previous GID/ EMAN activities, which aim at linking advanced scientific and technological knowledge with the needs and constraints of technical jobs and professions within specific social contexts.

It is intended for young professionals who are already employed, or about to start their career in the area of solar thermal electricity.

The first stage will include interactive lectures by highly qualified experts on the state of knowledge concerning technological research and progress, as well as on future prospects. Thereafter, the seminar will be focused on the professional and technical aspects, through the exchange of experience, technology assessment, best practices, as well as approaches to problem-solving.

Technology experts will be present to moderate interactive discussions, taking into account the various social contexts of the countries represented. The topics dealt with during the seminar will be adapted to the needs and wishes expressed by the participants, and they will be finalized at the beginning of the seminar, once there is a common understanding of the overall contents and objectives. Those participants who wish to contribute through a specific presentation should inform the seminar’s coordinators in due course.

Field visits are a key component of the seminar. In the Seville vicinity there are several plants and installations, which are among the most advanced in the world and which can provide excellent opportunities for training and technical discussions. The participants in the seminar will therefore be able to test their own experience, projects or expectations in commercial-scale programmes.

The Academies of Science and Technology of Euro Mediterranean countries, in close cooperation with the national scientific and technological institutions, will play a key role, as in similar previous seminars, in suggesting appropriate candidates for the seminar. The Academies will also be involved in proposing some of the speakers who will be in charge of guiding the seminar.

The coordinators of the seminar, who have been selected from the northern and southern rims of the Mediterranean, are:

• Prof. Valeriano Ruiz Hernández, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros, Sevilla, Spain. E-mail:
• Prof. Mahfoud Ziyad, University Mohammed V Agdal, Rabat, Morocco. E-mail:

Both are members of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology (Rabat, Morocco).






Accommodation and registration.



Registration of participants. Introductory speeches




















Sunday, 18 November


• 09:00 – 10:00


• 10:00 – 11:30



(Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco)

• Ramón Gavela

(Spanish National Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, CIEMAT)

• François Guinot

(Academy of Technologies, France)

• Francisco García Novo

(Representative of the Spanish Academy of Sciences in EMAN)

• 11:30 – 12:00 Break.

• 12:00 – 13:00

General discussion among participants, moderated by the seminar’s coordinators,

in order to adjust and approve the agenda.

Presentation of speakers and participants.

Valeriano Ruiz Hernández and Mahfoud Ziyad

(Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology)

• 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.

• 15:00 – 16:00

Energy and the Environment in a crowded World: Solar Energy, an essential part

of our Future.

Manuel Collares Pereira.

(University of Evora, Portugal)

• 16:00 – 16:30 Break.

• 16:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 20 November

Solar thermal technologies: a critical review.

• 9:00 – 10:00


Parabolic trough.


Eduardo Zarza Moya

(Plataforma Solar de Almeria- Centre for Energy,



Environment and Technology PSA-CIEMAT, Spain)


• 10:00 – 11:00




Juan Ricardo Rothe

(Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland EBL,Switzerland)



• 11:00 – 11:30 Break.

• 11:30 – 12:30


Central receiver in tower.


Juan Pablo Nuñez Bootello

(Abengoa Solar, Spain)



• 12:30 – 13:30


Dish Stirling.


Wolfgang Reinalter

(German Aerospace Centre DLR, Germany)



• 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.

• 15:00 – 15:30


Direct solar radiation: measurement, evaluation and forecasting.


Manuel Silva Pérez

(Grupo de Termodinámica y Energías Renovables, GTER,



Universidad de Sevilla, Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies

CTAER, Spain)


• 15:30 – 16:00


Thermal storage.


Juan Ignacio Burgaleta Ordoñez

(Torresol Energy-SENER, Spain)



• 16:00 – 16:30




David Morell

(Abantia, Spain)



• 16:30 – 17:00 Break.

• 17:00 – 18:00


Integration into the grid. Generation and distribution.


Conventional grids and smart grids.

Representative of grid operating company.

Wednesday, 21 November

Manuel Blanco Muriel

(SolarPaces – International Energy Agency IEA)

• 10:00 – 11:00

barriers for large deployment.

Overview of the international solar thermal industry market, Opportunities and

Luis Crespo Rodríguez.

Spanish Solar Thermal Electricity Association, Protermosolar)

(European Solar Thermal Electricity Association ESTELA,

• 11:00 – 11:30 Break.

• 11:30 – 13:30

Electricity demand and integration into the grid: country presentation.

• 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.

Promotion of solar thermal electricity.

• 15:00 – 15:30

Representative of Institutional Entity.

• 15:30 – 16:00


Project promotion and management. Experience of enterprises and official

Gobieta Alonso Franco

(Abengoa Solar, Spain)

• 16:00 – 16:30 Break

• 16:30 -17:00

approaches of the development banks (investors).

Economic and financial aspects concerning plant development. Views and

Representative of Financial Institution

• 17:00- 17:30

Fabrizio Fabrizi

(Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ENEA, Italy)

Environmental issues.

Institutional support. The European Solar Initiatives.

9:00 – 10:00

Overview of the international solar thermal technology research.

Thursday, 22 November

Field technical visits

to plants using parabolic trough and tower near Seville: Solucar (Abengoa)

and Gemasolar

(Torresol Energy – SENER)

There will be

a general debate among the participants after the visits.

Friday, 23 November

Construction, operation and maintenance of solar thermal electricity plants.

• 9:00 – 9:30

Initial difficulties in the construction of a plant. The role of an EPC company.

Alfonso Targhetta

(Grupo TSK, Spain)

• 9:30 – 10:00


Manuel Cortes

(ACS Cobra, Spain)

• 10:00 – 10:30


Patricia Menéndez Arias

(Grupo SAMCA, Spain)

• 10:30 – 11:00


José Manuel Nieto

(ACCIONA, Spain)

• 11:00 – 11:30 Break.

• 11:30 – 12:00

Ongoing training.

• 12:00 – 13:30

Conclusions and closure.

• 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 Francisco Triguero

(Andalusian Regional Government representative)



• Omar Fassi-Fehri