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Kathu and Bokpoort solar thermal plants receive African Utility Week Industry Awards


The Kathu and Bokpoort solar thermal plants located in the province of North Cape (South Africa), to which SENER contributes essential technologies such as the SENERtrough® parabolic trough collectors and the molten salt thermal storage system, have been awarded the “Deal Of the year” and “Large Scale Renewable Energy Project”, respectively, at the African Utility […]

Spain home to TheCircularLab, Europe´s first innovation center on circular economy


TheCircularLab is a real-scale experimental laboratory, located in Logroño, which will research through networked incubators on the eco-design for the packaging of the future, the development of solutions that make the process of recycling easier for the citizen or the smart management of waste.

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Dynamic recharging delivers 20 kW to an electric vehicle on the move at a speed of 100 km / h


Renault has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom around a project aimed at dynamic recharging, in other words charging the batteries of an electric vehicle while it is on the move. In the trial carried-out on the test track, two Renault Kangoo Z.E. have been able to recharge their batteries simultaneously travelling in both directions, […]

Fourteen countries sign the Clean Energy for the European Islands initiative


Spain along with Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Sweden have signed a political declaration to launch the new Clean Energy for the European Islands initiative. Their aim is to reduce their dependence on energy imports through the use of their own renewable energy sources and the adoption […]

The second hand market saved 700,000 tons of CO2 in Spain in 2016


In Spain, the second hand market reduced the CO2 environmental impact by 700,000 tons in 2016, the equivalent to the CO2 generated in the production of 2.8 million sofas, according to the second edition of the Second Hand Effect study by the vibbo advertising platform in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Research of Sweden […]

Following the auction investments exceeding 3,000 million euro are expected in wind energy


According to forecasts by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects awarded in the renewables auction held on Wednesday will involve investments in excess of 3,000 million euro and the creation of more than 30,000 jobs (direct and indirect) during the installation period. For APPA, however, the auction “has shown that […]

Resounding victory of wind energy at yesterday’s renewable auction


The results emerged at the close of this edition on the renewable auction held yesterday show a majority victory of wind technology that totals 2,979 MW awarded, leaving photovoltaics virtually empty-handed. The latter has been granted 1 MW while the remaining technologies get 20 MW.

Paint of the future will generate energy for housing


In the not too distant future, it could be the houses themselves that provide sufficient energy for housing and users consumption. The University of Michigan has already created fully transparent solar windows, which allow lighting while generating power simultaneously, and the University of Sheffield has managed to make a spray capable of transforming any type […]

Recycling of photovoltaic panels allows recovering 88% of their materials


Recycling of photovoltaic panels allows to recover 88% of their materials thanks to the technologies developed to date, according to a study by the environment platform Recyclia and the company Recyberica Ambiental, devoted to the collection and management of electronic waste. The study was released on the occasion of the World Recycling Day celebration, which […]

Twelve projects selected for the European Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW – awards


Twelve projects have been selected as finalists for this year edition of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which will celebrate its 12th edition from 19 through 25 June 2017. The award seeks to recognize excellence in innovation in the field of energy efficiency and renewables.