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Concentrated solar power prepares its resurrection in Spain after seven years in fallow

Solar thermal was the emblem of the take-off of renewables in Andalusia and the great international commitment of companies such as Abengoa, Sener or TSK. The cut that the Government of Rajoy had to apply in the premiums of renewables in 2012 – when Spain was on the verge of the rescue – short-circuited its … Continue reading Concentrated solar power prepares its resurrection in Spain after seven years in fallow

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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 two Spaniards attending the congress. Spain is … Continue reading Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

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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 storage can perform two main functions: … Continue reading Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

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Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

The award has been presented at the inaugural session of the SolarPACES 2020 Conference.The Technology Centers and Spanish companies have also awarded the President of Protermosolar with a special award for his commitment to the sector and the achievements obtained. Luis Crespo, president of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry … Continue reading Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

Solar thermal energy in August reached 745 GWh, 5% more than the average of the last four years.Concentrated Solar Power energy in August has exceeded the average monthly electricity generation since 2015 by 5%, reaching 745 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to data from Red Eléctrica (Source: REE) collected by the Spanish Association for the Promotion … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

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Concentrated Solar Power reaches 796 GWh generated in July in Spain, 10% more than last year

Solar thermal energy has reached 796 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity generation in July, which represents 10% more than in the same month last year, according to data from Red Eléctrica (REE) collected by the Spanish Association for Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry (Protermosolar). In addition, this Concentrated Solar Power generation has accounted for 3.57% … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power reaches 796 GWh generated in July in Spain, 10% more than last year

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Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry … Continue reading Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

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Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that if both the Government and companies … Continue reading Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

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Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime.For Protermosolar, one of the most attractive aspects of … Continue reading Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

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Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The new law will allow decisive progress towards the decarbonisation of the economy, facilitating an optimal combination of all renewable technologies, such as concentrated solar power, wind energy and PV. The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) expresses its satisfaction with the beginning of the processing of the Law on … Continue reading Protermosolar appreciates the processing of the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

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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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Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

The extraordinary protection measures and the change in the organization of work have allowed the activity of Concentrating Solar Power to continue normally during the entire state of alarm. The fifty solar thermal plants in Spain continue, from the start of the state of alarm, producing renewable energy thanks to the protection measures taken, which … Continue reading Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

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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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Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Solar Thermal Power Plants in Energy Planning in Spain. Spain, unlike the rest of European countries, has ideal conditions for the deployment of concentrated solar  power plants that will make the objectives of PNIEC easier and less expensive. Solar thermal technology can also contribute … Continue reading Protermosolar and CIEMAT organize the technical day at GENERA 2020 The Concentrated Solar Power in Energy Planning in Spain

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Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

Solar thermal energy has again exceeded 5 TWh of electricity generation by adding 5,166 GWh in 2019, representing an increase of 16.8% over 2018 and 3.8% compared to the average of the last 5 years. One more year, the concentrated solar power generation in Spain has proven its reliability, reaching punctual contributions of about 10% … Continue reading Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power exceeds 5 TWh in 2019 in Spain

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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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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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Ibero-American Renewable Associations will sign renewable energy commitment at COP25

The 12 associations that have made this commitment will be: Spanish Wind Energy  Association (AEE Spain), APPA Renewable, Protermosolar and UNEF (Spain), ACERA (Chile), AEEREE (Ecuador), AMDEE and ASOLMEX (Mexico), AUDER (Uruguay), Cader (Argentina), SER Colombia and SPR (Peru).Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – or better known as COP25 … Continue reading Ibero-American Renewable Associations will sign renewable energy commitment at COP25

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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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