Protermosolar

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 [...]

Auction Failure Curtails Concentrating Solar Power in Spain’s Ecological Transition

The low price of the ministry and the uncertainty of connection delay the installation of a new solar thermal, which in 2025 should be double the current one according to the PNIEC. The generation of energy with solar thermal technology has been stuck for a decade in Spain. Not a [...]

Spain Finally Names oncentrated Solar Power Auction Date: October

Spain plans to auction 520 MW of renewable energy capacity on 25 October amid its ongoing effort to curb carbon emissions. The auction will award 140 MW for photovoltaic projects below 5 MW, 220 MW for solar thermal, 140 MW for biomass and 20 MW for other technologies including biogas, [...]

Spain to award 220 MW of Concentrated Solar Power in Oct 25 auction

The ministry for the ecological transition reserved 140 MW for distributed solar PV projects of up to 5 MW, and 380 MW for concentrated solar power (CSP), biomass-based and tech-neutral schemes. The Spanish government expects to hold the next renewable energy auction on October 25 this year, announcing today that [...]

David Trebolle, new general secretary of Protermosolar

David Trebolle has been appointed new general secretary of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) to replace Gonzalo Martín, the association reported in a statement on Monday. Gonzalo Martín will continue to be linked to Protermosolar as a senior advisor and will collaborate [...]

Spain to launch renewables tenders for Concentrated Solar Power and biomass in April

The Spanish government will launch its next renewable energy tender in April 2022 to award 500 MW to mostly concentrated solar power (200 MW) and biomass (140 MW) -based projects, the ministry for the ecological transition announced today. The ministry published the tender terms to public consultation until January [...]

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 [...]

PwC Report Claims Concentrated Solar Power is Best for Nighttime Electricity Generation in Spain

Spanish solar thermal companies are present in more than three-quarters of the world’s projects, becoming a successful case of technology export in the category. In addition to new plants awarded by auctions to comply with the PNIEC (National Plan for Energy and Climate), there are possibilities to expand existing plants [...]

KNK Energy joins the PROTERMOSOLAR Association

Concentrated Solar Power technology plans to add up to 5 gigawatts (GW) in the next decade through the capacity auctions of the Government of Spain, which would add to the 2.3 GW already existing. Its thermal storage can offer high value services to the system in addition to the [...]

Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, co-founder of ESTELA and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s, has passed away

European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, ESTELA, is sorry to bear the sad news of the passing of Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in 2007 and its Vice-President until 2011 and a pioneer of solar thermal technology since the 1970s. Prof. Valeriano Ruiz, a co-founder of ESTELA in [...]

Concentrating Solar Power prepares its revival in Spain after seven years

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) was the most representative technology of the renewables deloyed in Andalusia and the great international expansion from national companies such as Abengoa, Sener or TSK. The change that the previous Government applied to the feed-in tariff of renewables in 2012 – when Spain was on [...]

Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

The 10th CSP Focus, which takes place in China, brings together more than forty global speakers from the concentrated solar power sector with the aim of sharing information and promoting the expansion of the use of solar thermal energy. Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar, is one of the [...]

Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN'20). Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of [...]

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