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, 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,; Sixto Malato Rodríguez, CIEMAT-PSA, 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, 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, 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, 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,; 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Contact SolarPACES

General enquires Website and social media enquires E-mail: E-mail: Phone: +34 950 857 071 Information Website: Address Apartado 39 04200 Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

SolarPACES Annual Reports

SolarPACES Annual Report 2011 Click here to download the PDF Version (8MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2011   SolarPACES Annual Report 2010 Click here to download the PDF Version (15MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report 2010   SolarPACES Annual Report 2009 Click here to download the PDF Version (11MB) of the SolarPACES Annual Report […]

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

Overview important dates for the upcoming conference SolarPACES 2010 For more info: 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: […]

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: 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 […]

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

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 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) […]


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.