Click here to download the PDF Version (11.714kB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2006

Annual Report 2006 Edited by M. Geyer in cooperation with M. Mehos, A. Meier, R. Meyer, C. Richter, W. Weiss International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Cover picture: Nevada Solar One (Photo courtesy of Acciona Solar Power) International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and […]

Click here to download the PDF Version (7.652kB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2007

Annual Report 2007 Edited by M. Geyer in cooperation with J. Blanco, M. Mehos, A. Meier, R. Meyer, C. Richter, W. Weiss International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Cover picture: HYDROSOL: Descartes Research Prize 2006 winning solar reactor for quasi-continuous hydrogen production in operation […]

Click here to download the PDF Version (5MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2008 Edited by C. Richter in cooperation with J. Blanco, P. Heller, M. Mehos A. Meier, R. Meyer, W. Weiss International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Then: SolarPACES Annual Report cover picture in 1999 Cover picture 2008 Now: The dawning of concentrating […]

Click here to download the PDF Version (11MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2009

Annual Report 2009 Edited by C. Richter in cooperation with J. Blanco, P. Heller, M. Mehos A. Meier, R. Meyer International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Cover picture 5 MW Solar Tower Plant Sierra SunTower at Lancaster, California. (Photo Courtesy eSolar). International Energy Agency […]

Click here to download the PDF Version (15MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2010 Edited by C. Richter in cooperation with J. Blanco, P. Heller, M. Mehos A. Meier, R. Meyer International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Cover picture: Part of the 1.5 MW Maricopa Dish Stirling Plant at Peoria, Arizona. (Photo Courtesy SES) International […]

Click here to download the PDF Version (8MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011 Edited by C. Richter in cooperation with J. Blanco, P. Heller, M. Mehos A. Meier, R. Meyer International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Cover picture: Gemasolar 20 MW Solar Tower Plant, in commercial operation since May 2011, Property of Torresol Energy […]

Criteria_SolarPaces_Lifetime_Achievement_Award

SolarPaces Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria Applicants for the SolarPACES 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award are now invited to submit their applications! Criteria: 1. Acknowledged leadership in research or management in the field of CSP technology 2. Long term commitment in this field 3. Promotion of international cooperation Application Process: Proposals must include: CV of the nominee. […]

Criteria_SolarPACES_Technology_Innovation_Award

Solar Paces Technology Innovation Award Criteria Applicants for the SolarPACES 2017 Technology Innovation Award are now invited to submit their applications! Criteria: Technological Innovations relevant to a more rapid deployment of CSP technology through: 1. performance/cost ratio increase 2. improved manufacturing technology 3. better component lifetime 4. improved environmental profile The innovation should be realized […]

Concentrating Solar Power – From Research to Implementation (European Commission)

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Global Concentrating Solar Power Outlook 2009 – Why Renewable Energy is Hot

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Presentation – Design and Test of a Concentrated Solar Powered Fluidized Bed Reactor for Ilmenite Reduction

Ciemat – Plataforma Solar de Almería, Ctra. de Senés, s/n, 04200 Tabernas, Spain e-mail: [email protected] SolarPACES 2017 Santiago de Chile, September 26-29th, 2017 Thorsten Denk, Aurelio González-Pardo, Inmaculada Cañadas, Alfonso Vidal Design and Test of a Concentrated Solar Powered Fluidized Bed Reactor for Ilmenite Reduction … on the Moon SolarPACES 2017, Santiago de Chile, 2017/09/28 […]

Full Paper – Design and Test of a Concentrated Solar Powered Fluidized Bed Reactor for Ilmenite Reduction

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Solar Fuels from Concentrated Sunlight

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IEA Technology Roadmap – Concentrating Solar Power 2010

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Concentrated Solar Power in India

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Macroeconomic impact of the Solar Thermal Electricity Industry in Spain

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IEA Technology Roadmap – Solar Thermal Electricity 2014

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IRENA – Renewable Power Costs 2014

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Executive Summary Global Outlook STE 2016

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Solar Thermal Electricity Global Otlook 2016

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ASSESSMENT OF CSP+D POTENTIAL IN THE MENA AREA

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Standardizing and Benchmarking of Model-Derived DNI-Products (pdf)

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2016 Aluminum Reflector Durability ACCELERATED AGING TESTING OF ALUMINUM REFLECTORS FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER Version 1.1 August 2016 (pdf)

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SolarPACES Annual Report 2015 Task II: Solar Chemistry Research

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SolarPACES Guideline for Bankable STE Yield Assessment Version 2017

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Hank Price Presentation

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