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 social acceptance of wastewater treatment facilities. These emissions contain among […]

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 International Commission for the Relief of Suffering & Starvation (Kenya); […]

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 with the highest water deficit and only 5% of the […]

INNOWATECH – Innovative and Integrated Technolo-gies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

Participants:CNR – Istituto di Ricerca Sulle Acque (I), Aachen Univ. Technol. (D), Tech. Univ. Delft (NL), Swedish Env. Res. Inst. Ltd (S), Cranfield Univ. (UK), Swiss Fed. Inst. Tech. (CH), CIEMAT-PSA (ES), Norw. Inst. Wat. Res. (N), SolSep BV (NL), Bayer MaterialScience AG (D), ITT Wedeco (D), Austep S.r.l. (It), Albaida S.A. (ES), AnoxKaldnes (S), […]

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 with hydrazine. At present the waste waters are treated very […]

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 (CENIT project on the INGENIO programme); 25 M€. Duration:January 1, […]

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 Connect (GR). Contact:Michael Papapetrou, WIP, michael@papape.com Funding:EC funded project, cost […]

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. Ouargla (ALG); Univ. Seville (E). Contact:Julián Blanco, PSA-CIEMAT, julian.blanco@psa.es; Lourdes […]

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 shared: 1,385 k€ Duration: October 1, 2006 – September 30, […]

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 in cost reduction of solar thermal technologies, the number of […]

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: 429k€ Duration: May 1, 2007 – April 31, 2010 Background: […]

Solar Water Detoxification and Disinfection Systems

The objectives of this Subtask are: To provide a comprehensive description of the state-of-the-art and potential applications of solar water detoxification and disinfection systems. This includes evaluating completed research programs and projects and ongoing developments in this field, as well as their economics; To publicize the knowledge among main stakeholders: solar manufacturers, process engineers, related […]

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 Visit the 1 Megawatt Solar Furnace at Odeillo (Promes-CNRS)!

17th SolarPACES Conference, 20. – 23. September 2011, Granada, Spain

Overview Data SolarPACES 2011 Views of Granada (Albaycin, Alhambra interior and exterior) Where: Granada, Spain When: 20. – 23. September, 2011 Venue: Granada Congress Centre Important Dates: Abstract due 14 March, 2011   Acceptance notification 16 May, 2011   Early bird registration deadline 27 May, 2011   Full papers due 31 July, 2011 Conference website: www.solarpaces2011.org […]

18th SolarPACES Conference, 11. – 14. September 2012, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech Impressions Overview Data SolarPACES 2012  Where:Marrakech, Morocco When:11. – 14. September, 2012 Venue:Mansour Eddhabi Congress Palace Important Dates: Abstract due 10 April, 2012 (extended!)   Acceptance notification 01 June, 2012   Early bird registration deadline 16 July, 2012   Full papers due 31 August, 2012 Conference website: www.solarpaces2012.org Mansour Eddhabi Congress Palace

19th SolarPACES Conference, 17. – 20. September 2013, Las Vegas, USA

Overview Data SolarPACES 2013 19th SolarPACES Conference, 17. – 20. September 2013, Las Vegas, USA Where:Las Vegas, Nevada, USA When:17. – 20. September, 2013 Venue:South Point Hotel Important Dates: Abstract due 22 March, 2013   Acceptance notification 22 April, 2013   Early bird registration deadline Undetermined   Full papers due 28 June, 2013 Conference website: […]

Modeling Guidelines

Project Logo (Later)   Logos of Sponsors   guiSmo Guidelines CSP Performance Modeling   Project Description Administration FAQ Sponsoring Wiki System (members area) Latest news WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4 WP 5 WP 6 WP 7 WP 8 WP 9 WP 10 The International working Group will develop, document andpublish guidelines for […]

Current Information on Project Opportunities and Tenders

NamPower has issued a Tender for the “Amendment of an ESEIA from Coal-fired Technology to Concentrated Solar Power Technology for Power Generation at Arandis”. Please visit the NamPower website http://www.nampower.com.na to download the Tender Documents. More information can be also found here Should you be interested in participating in the Tender, a Tender Clarification Meeting is scheduled for10h00 on the 10th of November 2015 at Arandis Town […]

Organization Staff

Task Operating Agents Mark Mehos Operating Agent – Task I NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory Cole Blvd. 1617 Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 United States of America Dr. Anton Meier Operating Agent – Task II Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)                          CH-5232 Villigen Switzerland Dr. Peter Heller Operating Agent – Task III Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) […]

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 States of America.