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The CSP ERANET Additional Call is OPEN from 1st October 2021 (12:00 CET). Updated information and Guidelines for Applicants will be available from 1st October 2021 at For further information, please contact the Joint Secretariat ( and check the following call announcement.

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.

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


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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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.

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

Image form IEA 2020

Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) is sending a clear message to governments and companies around the world that clean energy innovation needs to accelerate to meet net-zero emissions goals.

credits: Steam system of the thermal power block at a CSP plant

Engineers generally tend to be solutions-oriented, and engineers in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) are no different. A history of making things better than they were is why we now have advanced technologies.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency’s ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs 2019’ report (June 2020).

Global learnings on the impact of ‘transient’ risks on Concentrated Solar Power tower systems are driving improved storage tank piping and all-welding techniques, experts told New Energy Update.

Flughafen Zürich AG commits to ETH spin-off Synhelion for CO2 reduction

EU Green deal

On 19 May 2020, the European Commission published a consultation open to the whole R&I community to help shaping the main features of a dedicated Green Deal Call under Horizon 2020.