Friday, 19 September 2014 12:29

2014 SolarPACES International Conference Review

DDDDDDDDDDDDD Written by  Dr. Manuel J. Blanco, Chairman SolarPACES Executive Committee

The 2014 SolarPACES International Conference ended today. As it is customary in all SolarPACES conferences, during the four days of the conference, researchers, policymakers and industry representative were briefed in the latest advances on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Solar Chemistry technologies, exchanged views on the present and future of these technologies, and explored opportunities for collaboration.

 

Of particular relevance in this conference’s edition has been the interest and support expressed by the Chinese authorities to the development of CSP in China; the fact that the International Energy Agency (IEA) selected the conference to present its Solar Roadmaps 214 and to publicly express its appreciation for the work that the SolarPACES Implementing Agreement is carrying out; the excellent level of participation, and the increasing number of young researchers that participated in the conference, bringing with them a plethora of new ideas and contributing with their dedication and commitment to expand and strengthen our international research community.

 

In the coming days we will be reporting on the main findings of the conference, but we will also start preparing the 2015 SolarPACES International Conference, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from Tuesday, 13 October to Friday 15 October 2015 and promises to be as exciting as the one that just finished some hours ago.