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Gonzalo Martín, new secretary general of Protermosolar

Gonzalo Martín has extensive experience in concentrated solar power asset management in Spain and South Africa. Gonzalo Martín has been appointed new general secretary of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), with the aim of reinforcing the promotion of solar thermal energy in Spain in the face of the … Continue reading Gonzalo Martín, new secretary general of Protermosolar

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The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

In 2016, when SolarReserve connected its 110 MW Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant in the state of Nevada, it reached its peak as a company. But the enjoyment of reaching that peak could not be prolonged. And having spent almost four years from that moment, the company filed its bankruptcy a few months ago. … Continue reading The closure of SolarReserve, an isolated case of the concentrated solar power industry

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Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

Protermosolar joins the Ibero-American commitment to promote clean renewable energy at COP25. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar: «The union of these 12 associations will allow sharing experiences and good practices on energy technologies and policies to accelerate renewable deployment in Latin America». Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, has … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

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The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is «ambitious» but «feasible», and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 «could even be exceed». The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors must work «together and efficiently» … Continue reading The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

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The solar thermal could fall to 45 euros / MWh in 2020 for some Concentrated Solar Power projects

Solar thermal or Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is not just one more renewable. Its great asset is that it allows availability and dispatchability (ability to generate electricity depending on the need of the network) thanks to its thermal storage and therefore it is possible that it manages production on demand, even more if it is … Continue reading The solar thermal could fall to 45 euros / MWh in 2020 for some Concentrated Solar Power projects

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Protermosolar: Luis Crespo inaugurates the congress Concentrated Solar Power Madrid 2019

Luis Crespo participates in CSP Madrid 2019 and will open the congress together with the IDAE general director. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, will expose the unique characteristics of storage and flexibility of solar thermal technology, making it essential for electric decarbonization. The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, together with Joan Groizard, General Director of … Continue reading Protermosolar: Luis Crespo inaugurates the congress Concentrated Solar Power Madrid 2019

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The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Although installed capacity has been stagnant since 2013, Spain remains at the forefront of the world in the Concentrated Solar Power sector. In addition, the objectives for 2030 provide for the update of new GW and a resurgence of this technology, which is emerging as the best complement for photovoltaics. The concentrating solar power installed … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

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Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) and that add some hour of … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

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Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

Following the announcement of Dr. Luis Crespo to retire, the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), elected Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau as new President of ESTELA for a 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated. Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau … Continue reading Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Dalmau is elected as new President of ESTELA

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The Concentrated Solar Power in the PNIEC in Spain

The Spanish Government has already sent the draft of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan to the EU Commission, with a very well prepared report in which, logically, the Concentrated Solar Power plants already appear in the forecast of the generation mix by 2030. The value proposition of solar thermal has finally been understood. … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power in the PNIEC in Spain

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Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup.   The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different countries. The chairman of … Continue reading Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

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Protermosolar: 50 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants and 2,304 MW in Spain

In 2013 were connected to the grid the last seven concentrating solar thermal power plants of 50 MW contained in the Remuneration Pre-assignment Register in Spain, with which reach 2,304 MW of installed capacity. In 2013 were connected to the grid the last seven concentrating solar thermal power plants of 50 MW contained in the … Continue reading Protermosolar: 50 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants and 2,304 MW in Spain

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Luis Crespo is re-elected as President for the next term 2014-2015 (Concentrated Solar Power-CSP)

On 10 December, at the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), Dr. Luis Crespo was unanimously re-elected for the next 2-year term. On 10 December, at the General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), Dr. Luis Crespo was unanimously re-elected for the next 2-year term. The new Executive … Continue reading Luis Crespo is re-elected as President for the next term 2014-2015 (Concentrated Solar Power-CSP)

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Concentrated Solar Power: Investment funds gearing up to sue Spanish government

International investment funds with shares in Spanish Concentrated Solar Power plants are gearing up to take Spain to international courts. Major foreign investment funds with solar thermal interests in Spain are mobilizing to launch the relevant procedures to bring the Kingdom of Spain to international arbitration of investment under the Treaty which has the Energy … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power: Investment funds gearing up to sue Spanish government

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CSP funds prepare lawsuits against Spain

According to the Spanish Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar), between 35 and 40 percent of investment in the capital of the Spanish concentrated solar power plants are foreign. Major foreign investment funds with solar thermal interests in Spain are mobilizing to launch the relevant procedures to bring the Kingdom of Spain to international arbitration of investment … Continue reading CSP funds prepare lawsuits against Spain

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Concentrating Solar Power: Foreign investors set to sue Spain over energy reform

It is unclear how much claims might be worth, but international funds have more than 13 billion euros ($17 billion) of renewable energy assets in Spain and say that the government has reneged on the terms of their investment. The Spanish Parliament approved a law on Thursday that cuts subsidies for alternative energy technologies, backtracking … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power: Foreign investors set to sue Spain over energy reform

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Foreign investors set to sue Spain over concentrated solar power

The Spanish Parliament approved a law on Thursday that cuts subsidies for alternative energy technologies, backtracking on its push for green power. It is unclear how much claims might be worth, but international funds have more than 13 billion euros ($17 billion) of renewable energy assets in Spain and say that the government has reneged … Continue reading Foreign investors set to sue Spain over concentrated solar power

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Foreign investors set to sue Spain over renewable energy reform

It is unclear how much claims might be worth, but international funds have more than 13 billion euros ($17 billion) of renewable energy assets in Spain and say that the government has reneged on the terms of their investment. The Spanish Parliament approved a law on Thursday that cuts subsidies for alternative energy technologies, backtracking … Continue reading Foreign investors set to sue Spain over renewable energy reform

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Spain’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) sector will reduce revenues by 33% with new regulation

Protermosolar Secretary General, Luis Crespo, said that in just six weeks the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) sector has lost 33% of their income and wondered “how can you trust a country that uses 13,000 million to attract investment and, once that CSP plants have been built, the next day sinking business expectations. ” The recent … Continue reading Spain’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) sector will reduce revenues by 33% with new regulation

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Spain’s government reduces the Concentrating Solar Power revenue by more than 30%

The package of measures adopted by the spanish government in recent weeks, with the general tax of 7%, the elimination of the premium to the share attributable to gas, which in the investment analysis was considered “a whole” with the premium and the removal of the option premium pool + approved today by the Council … Continue reading Spain’s government reduces the Concentrating Solar Power revenue by more than 30%

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