HORIZON-STE Project: Policy recommendations for relaunching CSP/STE in Europe

The first agreements on strategic targets and priorities in Actions 1 and 2 of the Integrated SET-Plan dedicated to Europe "Being n°1 in renewables" have been endorsed by the SET Plan Steering Group and relevant stakeholders. These "Declarations of intent" represent the first step to...

The Ultimate Trough, FLABEG FE’s proprietary collector technology is the world’s most advanced parabolic trough collector with up to 20 % cost savings compared to the standard Eurotrough technology. It will be deployed in an Integrated Solar Combined Cycle power plant (ISCC) located on the...

14th March 2016.  The Bokpoort concentrated solar plant, built by a joint venture between Spain’s SENER, ACCIONA and TSK and South Africa’s Crowie, was inaugurated today near Upington in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Saudi group ACWA Power awarded the EPC (Engineering, Procurement...

February 22nd, 2016 by Susan Kraemer SolarReserve’s breakthrough Crescent Dunes solar tower with thermal storage has successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity. With this milestone achieved, the CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) project has now passed the necessary test to begin full commercial operation under its...

Ouarzazate, Morocco – Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050, given the right conditions, according to a new report.  The report, Solar Thermal Electricity Global Outlook 2016, 4th Edition, is released today by Greenpeace...

Ouarzazate (Morocco), February 4, 2016 – On February 4, the inauguration of the thermosolar plant NOORo I took place in Ouarzazate, within the NOORo solar complex, which, once completed, will be the largest on the planet. The event was presided over by King Mohammed VI...

Brussels, 26th Jan 2016. The General Assembly of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA), re-elected Dr. Luis Crespo for the next 2-year term. Together with the President election, the Executive Committee of the Association was also newly mandated.  Dr. Luis Crespo was appointed unanimously...

ESTELA and EU-Turbines have jointly submitted our common input paper today to the SET-Plan Secretariat. This document will  be an input to the first meeting of the SET-PLAN Steering Group with Member States to be held in Brussels on 9 December and to which our Association has...