First international arbitration ruling on cuts to renewables subsidies that does not favor Spain


The International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which is part of the World Bank, has ruled in favor of UK´s firm Eiser Infrastructure Limited and its Luxembourg subsidiary (Energia Solar Luxembourg) which requested international arbitration to settle the consequences arising from the electric reform carried out in the years 2013 and 2014 […]

The World Bank explores the potential of solar thermal concentration in the Middle East and North Africa


More than 100 senior energy officials from seven countries in the MENA region – Middle East and North Africa – have met in Ouarzazate, Morocco, for the first meeting of the Solar Thermal Concentration Energy Knowledge and Innovation Program (CSP) in the Middle East (MENA CSP KIP), a World Bank initiative to promote this form […]


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.