Two projects to reduce the use of water in CSP, example at COP22


Two CSP projects were presented at COP22 in Marrakech, as part of the European Energy Day, as examples of sustainable energy initiatives. The European Union finances MinWaterCSP and WASCOP, which seek to minimize water loss, with approximately 12 million euro.

Solar thermal power covered 4% in Spain in summer


According to the latest data by Protermosolar, solar thermal power in Spain generated about 4% of the electricity in our country during the summer months. Specifically, in June, the production of solar thermal power supplied 4.4% of the energy consumed.


Total installation costs of solar thermal plants can fall between 33% and 37% by 2025


Total installation costs (engineering, procurement and construction) of solar thermal plants can fall between 33% and 37% by 2025, depending on whether the technology concerned is parabolic trough or tower, according to the latest study by IRENA.

The solar thermal plant Bokpoort, African record of continuous supply


A milestone for the renewable industry. The Bokpoort solar thermal plant in South Africa, built by the engineering and technology group SENER, ACCIONA and TSK provides 161 hours, almost six days of continuous electricity at full capacity, a record in Africa.


Combining solar thermal and biomass to improve energy efficiency in industry


Millennium Energy Systems and the company H2O Renovables, two leading companies in renewable energy solutions, have joined their technologies to provide the industry with clean, affordable energy for their production processes 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Africa´s first solar thermal tower plant achieves operation of 24 hours consecutively with solar energy


Khi Solar One is the world´s first solar thermal plant with superheated steam tower technology and a capacity of 50 MW, which allows supplying clean energy to approximately 45,000 South African households. Built and developed by Abengoa, it has managed to build up enough steam to supply electricity to the population for 24 hours consecutively.