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Contribution towards investigation and technological development
One of the main goals of SOLAR CONCENTRA is to actively contribute towards investigation and technological development in the Solar Thermal Sector. For this purpose, there are two active working groups where entities share their knowhow in order to make this sector move a step further in terms of development.
A tool Serving the Industry
SOLAR CONCENTRA is an active forum in which the members represent the whole value chain of the Solar Thermal sector. Among the members there are public institutions, technological centers, companies, associations, technological platforms and investigators.
R&D Strategic Agenda
SOLAR CONCENTRA has produced a very important document, R&D Strategic Agenda for Concentrating Solar / Solar Thermal technology. This a fundamental strategic vision for knowing the present and the future of the sector

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La termosolar genera el 4,1% de la electricidad en España en julio

En el mes de julio, con la información estimada a 31 de julio, la generación procedente de energías renovables ha representado el 31% de la producción. Según la fuente de generación de la energía, el 20,6% fue nuclear, el 18,8% del carbón, el 17,8% de ciclo combinado, el 15,5% fue eólica, el 10,8% procedió de

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LINEAR FRESNEL SYSTEMS AND THE FUTURE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER

Concentrated solar power systems have until recently focused on bulk electricity production, with the main focus on solar towers and trough type collectors. Recent developments have focused on smaller units to supplement thermal power stations and to provide heat for industrial processes. Collectors based on the linear Fresnel reflector design are leading the pack. There

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INDUSTRIAL SOLAR HEAT PAYS OFF

More than 500 industrial manufacturers trust solar heat worldwide. SHIP is the acronym for Solar Heat for Industrial Processes and describes systems which provide solar heat in a factory. A collector field heats a process fluid by means of solar radiation and a heat exchanger transfers this heat to a supply system or production process

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ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electric Association based in Brussels, is looking for a Managing Director

Based in Brussels and responsible for the day-to-day running of the association, the Managing director will develop, in collaboration with the President and the ExCom members, the strategy and activities necessary to fulfill ESTELA´s objectives. ESTELA´s aim is to further the installation of solar thermal electric plants in Europe and countries of he Mediterranean region.

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