DETOX-H2S – Development of a New System for the Elimination of Airborne Toxic and Corrosive Compounds Generated in Sewage Treatment Plants

Participants: CIEMAT-PSA (ES), UNED (ES), ICP-CSIC (ES), ICV-CSIC (ES), USACH (Chile), University of Wisconsin (USA). Contact: Benigno Sánchez, CIEMAT-PSA, benigno.sanchez@ciemat.es Funding: Madrid Region Autonomous Government (CAM): 700 k€ Duration: January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2009 Background: Unpleasant odors released from sewage plants hinder the Read More …

SODISWATER – Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water for Use in Developing Countries or in Emergency Situations

Participants: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (coordinator, IE); University of Ulster (UK); Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, (South Africa); Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (CH); The Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (Zimbabwe); CIEMAT-PSA (Spain); University of Leicester (UK); The Read More …

TRAGUA– Treatment and Reuse of Waste Waters for Sustainable Management

Participants: Up to 24 Spanish Public Institutions and Companies Contact: Benigno Sánchez, CIEMAT-PSA, benigno.sanchez@ciemat.es; Sixto Malato Rodríguez, CIEMAT-PSA, sixto.malato@psa.es Funding: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (National R&D Programme): 4,900 k€ Duration: January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2011 Background: Spain is the European country Read More …

SOWARLA – Solar Water Treatment for the DLR Site Lampoldshausen

Participants:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH, KACO Gerätetechnik GmbH (D) Contact:Christian Jung, DLR, christian.jung@dlr.de Funding:Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU): 779 k€ Duration:April 1, 2005 – January 31, 2010 Background:The DLR’s rocket engine test facilities at Lampoldshausen produce waste waters contaminated mainly Read More …

MEDIODIA – Multiplication of Efforts for the Development, Innovation, Optimization and Design of Advanced Greenhouses

Participants:Repsol YPF (E); Acciona Solar (E) (CIEMAT-PSA as subcontracted); Ulma Agrícola (E); Ulma Packaging (E); Acciona Agua (E); Ulma Handling Systems (E); Fundación Cajamar (E); Agrobio (E); Biomiva (E); Grupo AN (E); Ingeteam (E). Contact:Julián Blanco, PSA-CIEMAT, julian.blanco@psa.es Funding:Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Read More …

PRODES – Promotion of Renewable Energy for Water Production Through Desalination

Participants:WIP (D); Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) (GR); Univ. Palermo (I); INETI (P); Ao Sol (P); Fraunhofer Gesellschaft ISE (D); Befesa (E); AquaMarine Power (UK); Hellas Energy (GR); European Desalination Society (EDS) (I); CIEMAT-PSA (E); Tinox (D); Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) (E); Capital Read More …

POWERSOL – Mechanical Power Generation Based on Solar Thermodynamic Engines

Participants:CIEMAT-PSA (E); Univ. La Laguna (E); Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica (P); Ao Sol (P); ETH (CH); Ecosystem Environmental Services (E); INETI (P); École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis (TUN); Ain Shams University (EGY); LOTUS Solar Technologies (EGY); Alternative Energy Systems (TUN); Suez Canal Univ. (EGY); Univ. Read More …

MEDESOL – Seawater Desalination by Innovative Solar-Powered Membrane-Distillation System

Participants: CIEMAT-PSA (E); Univ. La Laguna (E); Acciona Infraestructuras (E); ACUAMED (E); AO SOL (P); Univ. Stuttgart (DE); Tinep (MEX); National Autonomous Univ. Mexico (MEX); Royal Institute of Technology (S); Scarab AB (S); Iberinsa (E). Contact: Julián Blanco, PSA-CIEMAT, julian.blanco@psa.es Funding: EC funded project, cost Read More …

CONSOLI+DA – Consortium of Solar Research and Development

Participants: 20 Spanish Companies and 18 subcontracted Spanish Research Institutions. Contact: Julián Blanco, PSA-CIEMAT, julian.blanco@psa.es Funding: Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (CENIT project on the INGENIO programme); 24 M€. Duration: January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010 Background: Despite the importance of R&D Read More …

CSPD-COMISJO – Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination for Communities in Israel and Jordan

Participants: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) (D), Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev (BGU) (IL), National Energy Research Center (NERC) (JOR), Univ. Bremen (UB) (D) Contact: Ralf Olwig, DLR,  ralf.olwig@dlr.de Funding: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: Read More …

16th SolarPACES Conference, 21. – 24. September 2010, Perpignan, France

Overview important dates for the upcoming conference SolarPACES 2010 For more info: www.solarpaces2010.org Where: Perpignan, France When: 21. – 24. September, 2010 Venue: Perpignan Congress Palace Important Dates: Abstract due 20.04.2010   Acceptance notification 15.06.2010   Early bird registration deadline 30.06.2010   Full papers due 15.08.2010 Read More …

SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award

Applicants for the SolarPACES 2015 Technology Innovation Award are now invited to submit their applications! Criteria: Technological Innovations relevant to a more rapid deployment of CSP technology through: performance/cost ratio increase improved manufacturing technology better component lifetime improved environmental profile

Library

Annual Technical Reports   SolarPACES Annual Technical Reports Documents on CSP Technology and R&D Strategy Papers IRENA – Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 Click here to download the PDF Version (18 MB) KIC InnoEnergy – Future Renewable Energy Costs: Solar Thermal Electricity Click here Read More …

Organization Staff

Task Operating Agents Mark Mehos Operating Agent – Task I NREL National Renewable Energy LaboratoryCole Blvd. 1617 Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 United States of America Dr. Anton MeierOperating Agent – Task II Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)                          CH-5232 Villigen Switzerland Dr. Peter HellerOperating Agent – Task III Deutsches Read More …

Members

Click here to enlarge the image Currently SolarPACES has 20 members: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, European Commission (DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION and DG ENERGY), France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and United Read More …