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The Kick-off-Meeting of the CSP-ERANET 1st Call project NEWCLINE (Advanced thermocline concepts for thermal energy storage for CSP) was held online on May 4th 2021 at 10:00 (CEST). Therefore, the project activities have been initiated.

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.

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Concentrated Solar Heat (CSH) could decarbonize industrial heat requirements

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All concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use a mirror configuration to concentrate the sun’s light energy onto a receiver and convert it into heat.

THE CSP ERA NET HAS RECEIVED 8 SUBMISSIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE JOINT CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS FOR INNOVATIVE DEMONSTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT ACCELERATE CSP ENERGY CLOSED 10 January 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

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)

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.

DOE prioritizes supercritical CSP in latest funding round

CSP storage technology can share coal plant infrastructure, helping operators reduce emissions. (Image credit: Arnold Paul)

CSP and molten salt technology could help coal-fired generators decarbonize without closing sites, but price support will be needed, experts told New Energy Update.

It is rare for an innovation in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to go from the lab to commercial in just 5 years.