News and events

03 Feb 2021

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and The World Bank have just released a report on the current status of concentrating solar power (CSP), the additional value it brings in the energy transition, and the frameworks to support CSP deployment.

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Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 09:30 to 17:30

The Launch of Horizon Europe under the Portuguese Presidency is LIVE! The event brings together speakers from all over Europe and includes interventions by researchers, business leaders and political and governmental officials with the aim of mobilizing the whole Europe for the “Horizon Europe, 2021-27” programme and its articulation with national programmes of recovery and resilience, in preparation under the “Next Generation EU, 2021-27” programme.

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 10:00 to Friday, 26 February, 2021 - 16:30

EU Industry Days is Europe's flagship annual event on industry. The next edition will take place in the week of 23-26 February 2021. It happens in a very special moment, when our industry is embarking upon green and digital transformation, opening up new opportunities for EU businesses and citizens.

27 Jan 2021

Cubico Sustainable Investments has agreed to buy 100 MW of Spanish CSP power capacity and 174 MW of PV capacity from Grupo T-Solar, the company announced in a statement.

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27 Jan 2021

Botswana is planning  to build 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026,  according to a new integrated resource plan (IRP) published by the government on 15 December 2020. The procurement process is expected to start in 2021.

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 08:00 to 14:00

In this webinar, taking place on 3 Febreuary 2021 08-14:00 (CET), experts from the World Bank and IRENA will draw upon the findings of their brand-new report “Concentrating Solar Power: Clean Power on Demand 24/7” to analyze the role of CSP in energy systems. Comments on prospects for future development of CSP will be heard from Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines and from the Madrid-based Protermosolar industry association.

Friday, 22 January, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00

On January 22, 2021 (10:00 - 12:00) the CSP ERANET – 1st Cofund Joint Call Coordination Webinar took place. Directed to project coordinators of the 1st Cofund Joint Call funded projects, it covered the general aspects of an ERANET framework, such as the...

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18 Aug 2020

Value-based bidding, favorable site conditions and Spanish engineering has carved a fresh opening for CSP build.

Portugal launched its delayed second solar auction last month, tendering for 700 MW of new capacity across 12 sites in Southern Portugal.

For the first time, the auction includes a new solar plus storage stream which could see Portugal build its first CSP plant. Solar plus storage developers will compete against stand-alone PV projects on a net present value (NPV) basis to win 15-year guaranteed payment contracts.