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    How to Become Number 1 in Renewables A contribution from the biomass, geothermal, and solar thermal sectors

    The EU aims to become number one in renewables, according to Europea[more]


    How solar thermal electricity creates jobs and improves energy security in Europe

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    SCHOTT Solar CSP Defends its Know-how and Intellectual Property

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    ESTELA is the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, created in 2007 to promote solar thermal electricity (STE) in Europe and worldwide. ESTELA supports its members by fostering market penetration of solar thermal power.

    ESTELA closely collaborates with EU and international institutions in the fields of sustainable energy, climate change, environment and economic growth based on innovation.

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    ESTELA Position Paper - 2015 Edition:

    ESTELA Position Paper - 2015 Edition

    Concentrating Solar Power On The Road To 2030:

    How solar thermal electricity improves energy security and creates jobs in Europe


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    IEA: Solar power could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050

    Solar power could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050


    The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants could provide an additional 11%. Combined, these solar technologies could prevent the emission of more than 6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2050 – that is more than all current energy-related CO2 emissions from the United States or almost all of the direct emissions from the transport sector worldwide today.

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