News and events

26 Feb 2021

The "Towards Green Transition" Facility has already been launched. This new initiative will enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support delivered by highly qualified experts. The call for applications is open until 5 March 2021 at 18:00 CET.

Monday, 22 March, 2021 - 09:00 to 12:30

Join the upcoming Final Conference of the “Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation” MUSTEC project, financed under Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by CIEMAT next 22 March 2021 from 9:00 to 12:00 h CET.

22 Feb 2021

The Kick-off-Meeting of the CSP-ERANET 1st Call project InnoSolPower (INNOvative SOLar micro-TES with high-POWER density) was held online on February 9th 2021,  09:00-11:00 (Brussels time). Therefore, the project activities have been initiated.

18 Feb 2021

Two expressions of interest 7&8 from the Spanish Recovery Plan are of special interest for the CSP community:

  • Hybridation projects (e.g. setting up a hybrid thermosolar-pv/floating pv station), new technologies and integration of thermal renewables in industrial processes could fit under expression of interest for Area 7: Development of innovation in renewable energies, including improved gestionabilidad, flexibility, as well as the hybridization of different technologies.
  • Deployment of thermal storage in solar thermal plants, either as a new installation or as an extension of an existing plant could fit under expression of interest for Area 8: Innovative business models that help the deployment and integration of renewable energies in the electricity sector and in sectors late energy consumption, including turnkey projects or investment in start-ups and innovative companies.
18 Feb 2021

HORIZON-STE project launches an animation video to promote Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) technologies’ wide potential in decarbonising the EU’s energy system.

Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30

This webinar, organized by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), seeks to introduce a new edition of the widely used Best Practices Handbook on Solar Resource Data. It will take place on 18 February 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:...

08 Feb 2021

European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, ESTELA, welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain, re-opening the renewable energy market in Europe and helping Spain get back on track for its 2030 targets.

04 Feb 2021

CEMEX and Synhelion developed an innovative technology that undertakes the elimination of the carbon footprint in cement using solar energy to drive the manufacturing process.