Torresol Energy takes part at the European Future Energy Forum as a leading company in CSP technology
Torresol Energy Investment SA, owned 60% by the Spanish engineering group SENER and 40% by Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, ADFEC, company for the development of renewable energies launched by the investment company belonging to the Abu Dhabi Emirate, MUBADALA Development Company), will have a 60 sqm booth where it will show its projects in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). In the same space, SENER will be showing some of its innovations in CSP technology.
Among Torresol Energy’s projects, Gemasolar stands out, the first commercial plant in the world to use central tower receiver technology with a heat storage system. It will enter operation in 2011 and the company is hoping it will become an international reference: a starting point in the strategy to reduce costs in the thermosolar power sector.
The technological significance of Gemasolar, the flagship project of Torresol Energy, has received several international awards. Located in Seville, once built, in 2011, the plant will supply clean and secure energy to 25,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tons a year. Gemasolar’s technology will be represented at EFEF with a big tower in the center of the booth. The CCP technology will also be shown, that is applied in Torresol Energy’s Valle 1 and Valle 2 projects, located in Cadiz (Andalusia, Spain), whose construction works continues to progress as expected.
Besides, SENER will be showing some of its main innovations in CSP, such as the molten salts system, used as heat transfer fluid and as storage system, or the design of the cylindrical-parabolic collectors SENERtrough.