• Success Story: Feed-In Tariffs Support Solar Thermal Power in Spain (2008)

    This document explains how feed-in tariffs (FIT) contributed to the success of solar thermal energy in Spain, especially concentrating solar power (CSP). The document provides a comprehensive introduction to feed-in tariffs, its use in Spain, the main elements of the Spanish legislation...

  • ASIT Presentation on RES Directive (2009)

    Mr Pascual Polo, Secretary General of the Spanish Solar Thermal Association - ASIT - gave this presentation during a Workshop organised by ESTIF on 2nd December on the implementation of the RES Directive. The presentation goes through the Spanish solar thermal market and the implementation of...
  • Genera, Madrid

    The 13th edition of the trade show will be held between 19 and 21 May in Feria de Madrid and will, to be once again one of the main meeting and business points with regard to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Spain.

    Last year the organisers counted 26,545 visitors for the...

  • European Solar Days

    The next European Solar Days will be celebrated from 1 to 16 May 2010 in 16 European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia , Spain, Switzerland, Denmark , Norway, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. The two weeks event is coordinated by the European...
  • Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe (2009)

    This report from 2009 has been commissioned by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and looks into the potential of solar thermal in the European Union. The objective of the study is to provide the European Commission and the Members States with information on how solar thermal...

  • Solar Energy in Spain in 2007: Current Status and Prospects

    This report from IDEA (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) provides an overview of the Spanish solar market in 2007 (including not only solar thermal, but also PV and thermoelectricity), in terms of technology, installed capacity, existing companies, the potential growth...

  • Spanish Decree on Grants for Solar Thermal Projects (2008)

    This document, from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, is an example of legislation setting rules for grants to boost the development of renewable energies, biomass and solar thermal in the Spanish Region of Murcia. This piece of legislation goes through all the...

  • 3rd Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit , Sevilla

    The organisers of the two day conference "Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit" promise the participants to "find the answers to their most pressing CSP challenges in 2009". Among them are:

  • “The Slowdown has Forced us to Increase our Efforts“

    “The Slowdown has Forced us to Increase our Efforts“

    Solar thermal businessmen from Spain: Julio Castro (right) and Angel Martínez founded the collector manufacturer Termicol Energía Solar, S.L. eight years ago and invest even in times of crisis.

    Photo: Termicol

  • Almeria Solar Platform Center - Annual Report (2007)

    The Almeria Solar Platform (PSA) is a European test facility center developed by the CIEMAT Spanish Center for Energy, Environment and Technological Research, devoted to the development of concentrating solar technologies in Spain.

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