Joint WASCOP & MinWaterCSP workshop on water consumption in CSP plants

wascioA one-day workshop on the topic of Water Consumption in CSP plants has been held at the CIEMAT-Plataforma solar de Almeria (PSA), in Spain on 29th November 2016.

Workshop has been organised by the two EU funded projects on the Horizon 2020, namely “WASCOP” and “MinWaterCSP”. Partners of both projects discussed with CSP plant stakeholders about the solutions proposed to reduce water consumption in the steam cycle and in cleaning, soiling and water treatment in solar fields. CSP plant operators expressed a positive feedback about the workshop and the relevance of the project activities.

A joint press release has been published. It provides more information about the outputs of the workshop and the involved audience.

International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference

The fourIRSEC Logo 2016th Edition of the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC’16) aims to provide an international forum to facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange of the state-of-the-art research findings and current and future challenges and opportunities related with all facets and aspects of renewable and sustainable energy. The target public of IRSEC’16 includes all interested people from academia, industry and government, particularly, researchers, policy-makers, engineers, PhD and Masters students and other specialists interested in all issues related to renewable and sustainable energy.

The scope of IRSEC’16 covers a broad range of hot topics including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, green energy, climate change, sustainable energy systems and smart grid. IRSEC’16 will be held in Marrakesh (Morocco).

Scientific Conference European Energy Research Alliance

EERA LogoEERA (European Energy Research Alliance) is organizing for the first time of his establishment a scientific conference. This conference is the occasion for energy researchers active in EERA, that represent more than 175 research organisations active in all fields of research on low-carbon energy, to meet and discover about each others’ challenges. The goal is to provide the opportunity for JPs cross-fertilisation, to discuss topics of common interest and input to contributing to the objectives of the SET-Plan and to the EU policy priorities in energy research. The event will also involve industrial stakeholders and policy makers in order to strengthen their collaboration with the research world. The conference will blend invited speakers, selected oral and poster contributions and panel debates to facilitate discussions and improve communication between stakeholders and researchers.

A preliminary programme is now available


SolarpacesSolarPACES is the foremost symposium for concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems community. Every year more than 500 stakeholders in the field join for information exchange and networking. The conference program usually contains about 300 technical contributions (oral and poster) and 30 plenary talks of leading experts in the field. The 22nd SolarPACES Conference will be in Abu Dhabi from 11–14 October 2016. WASCOP representatives will participate in the conference.

For more information visit SolarPACES website.

Southern African Solar Energy Conference

SASEC2016The Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2016) will be held from the 31st October to the 2nd of November 2016 at the Conference Centre at the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy technology, systems and applications. The conference will provide the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the field.