Torresol Energy and SENER to take part in the World Future Energy Summit 2009
At the WFES 09, SENER and Torresol Energy will exhibit technological developments in a 42,5 sqm stand, including SENER’s real solar tracker piece (90cm x 80cm x 60 cm), with a pointing mechanism that can be used both in high-concentration photovoltaic solar energy plants (CPV) and in concentrated thermosolar plants (CSP), and models of solar technology, such us the virtual model of the Gemasolar plant.
Torresol Energy will present Gemasolar, their flagship project and the world’s first solar plant with central tower, heliostat technology, with molten salts store system. The plant will be built in Andalusia (Spain) and will be able to provide clean and safe energy to more than 30,000 homes, save more than 40,000 tonnes CO2 emissions per year and create more than 1,500 jobs in the area.
Gemasolar is Torresol Energy’s first project, developed with central tower and heliostat technology, with a system for storing the heat in molten salts, and is also the first commercial plant that applies this type of technology commercially in the world. Salts are kept molten using the solar energy collected from the heliostats, so that they store excess accumulated heat during sunshine hours, which makes it possible to continue to produce electricity even when there is not enough solar radiation. Thanks to this system, Gemasolar’s autonomy will be 15 hours without sunlight.
Besides, as part of the World Future Energy Summit Conference Programme, Álvaro Lorente, Torresol Energy CEO, will participate in the Solar Thermal Stream scheduled on 20 January 2009.