18 November, 2010

Torresol Energy participates in the Renewable Energy Conference in Fuentes de Andalucía (Seville, Spain)

The Torresol Energy company, of the SENER Grupo de Ingeniería, is participating in the Renewable Energy Conference organized by the City Council, being held on November 12, 13 and 14 in Fuentes de Andalucía (Seville). This event is dedicated to local development and focuses on sustainable development and renewable energies.

During this meeting, Torresol Energy will be exhibiting its latest breakthroughs in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and, more particularly, the development of the plants it is building in Andalusia: Gemasolar (in Fuentes de Andalucía, Seville) and Valle 1 and Valle 2 (in San José del Valle, Cadiz). Moreover, the Company’s Technology Director, Juan Ignacio Burgaleta, will be giving a presentation entitled ‘Thermoelectric solar plant technologies. The advantages of heat storage’.

As a result of the alliance between the Spanish SENER company and the United Arab Emirates-based company MASDAR, Torresol Energy now has three important projects up and running in Andalusia, totaling an investment of more than 940 million Euros, signifying an important commitment to innovation in the region. Two 50 MW plants are being built in San José del Valle (Cadiz), Valle 1 and Valle 2, and another 19 MW plant in Fuentes de Andalucía (Seville), Gemasolar. This plant is now in the Commissioning phase, the last phase before it begins to operate commercially. The Torresol Energy plants boast highly innovative technology, and their molten salt heat storage system is particularly outstanding, making it possible to produce electricity non-stop once the sun has set or when solar radiation is very weak.

Besides these three plants in Andalusia, which provide employment to 3,200 people, Torresol Energy’s main area of action is the development, maintenance, start-up and operation of CSP plants all over the world, particularly in the South of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Southwest of the United States.

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