News and events

16 Apr 2021

The Kick-off-Meeting of the CSP-ERANET 1st Call project CSPplus (Techno-economical evaluation of different thermal energy storage concepts for CSP plants) was held online on March 5th 2021, 15:00-19:00 (CEST). Therefore, the project activities have been initiated.

Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 14:00 to Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 20:00

Joint he online roundtable on 16 April 2pm - 4pm CET where the rapid green energy transformation in Africa and how they will contribute to bridging the energy gap in the continent will be discussed. Also join the exhibition Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition that will take place online from 20 to 21 April focused on achieving a net-zero future propelled by Green Energy to power Africa's development.

Monday, 12 April, 2021 - 20:00 to 22:00

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) supports funding opportunities on photovoltaics, concentrating solar-thermal power, systems integration, technology to market, and soft costs projects.  To learn more join the Funding Opportunity Announcement: FY 2021 Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Funding Program, with a Funding Amount: $39.5 million–Informational webinar on April 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET

25 Mar 2021

European Partnerships bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives. The  candidate partnerships in the area of climate, energy and mobility are the following: Transforming Europe's rail system, Integrated Air Traffic ManagementClean AviationClean HydrogenPeople-centric sustainable built environment (Built4People)Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO)Connected and Automated Driving (CCAM), Zero-emission waterborne transportIndustrial Battery Value Chain, Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future (DUT)Clean Energy Transition.

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00

This seminar, that will take place online on 30 March 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 (CET), discusses the opportunities and challenges for the newly revised Energy and Environmental State Aid framework

15 Mar 2021

MUSTEC project has published a report on how CSP has a key role to play to secure the European power supply in a renewables-based future, contributing to green growth and job-creation in southern Europe and across the continent.

Friday, 12 March, 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00

In preparation of the Clean Energy Transition Partnership, ERA-Nets and national RDI programmes in the field of energy innovation share their (joint) programming experiences, good practices, successful activities and formats.

01 Mar 2021

This giant molten-salt concentrated solar power plant capable of providing 100MW power works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt. It is designed to generate 390 million kWh of power annually, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 metric tons per year.