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CSP ERANET is the result of a joint EU will for bridging the gap between research and commercial deployment in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, so this technology can play a main role in the European renewable electricity generation in a medium term.

CSP ERANET aims to coordinate the efforts of Member States, Associated Countries and Regions towards achieving CSP SET Plan objectives, by pooling their financial resources to implement joint calls for R&I proposals, resulting on strategic projects with substantial volumes of investment, which cannot be allocated by individual countries or by the European Commission on their own.

Last News

Cheapest is not always best: Concentrated solar power could beat lower price PV with new market rules

01 Apr 2020

CSP can deliver greater grid stability than photovoltaics, but needs better recognition of its value to be competitive.

IMAGE@Fontina Petrakopoulou and Eduardo de la Rocha Camba

A New Way to Dry Cool Solar Thermal Power Plants – with Underground Air

31 Mar 2020

Spanish researchers propose a completely new way to dry cool thermal power plants, inspired by commercially available underground heat pumps used to cool buildings.

New CSP legislation has helped stabilize Spain's regulatory framework. (Image credit: Abengoa)

CSP investors return to Spain as market outlook brightens

10 Mar 2020

New tariff legislation, proven plant performance and a growing need for storage is increasing investor confidence in Spanish CSP ownership, investors told New Energy Update.

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Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, 2 October, 2020 - 17:00
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

About SolarPACES

As one of its core activities to support technical progress and awareness building in this area, the SolarPACES conference, initiated in 1980, is the foremost symposium for the who's who in concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems, offering a forum for...

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CSP-ERANET Joint Call topics are based on priorities identified in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan resp. in the subsequent Implementation Plans for PV and CSP (available on the website CSP-ERANET). They include strategic targets that shall serve as reference for this call and proposals to be submitted.