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CSP ERANET Additional Call 2021, launched on 1st of October 2021, counted with the participation of 7 funding organizations from 6 countries/regions with a total budget of €6.05 million. The full proposal submission has recently closed on 25th March 2022.

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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.

Image from SolarPACES by @Glasspointsolar

Concentrated Solar Heat (CSH) could decarbonize industrial heat requirements

Source: SolarPACES

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.