Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

The countdown is on SolarPACES 2015

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

In Cape Town (South Africa) everything is ready to host the SolarPACES 2015 Conference, the foremost symposium in concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems. This international convention will take place from October 13-16, 2015. This is the twenty first occasion on which the SolarPACES Conference will be held.

A large number of experts arrived from several places of the world are participating in the different session the next week in Cape Town.  Researches, policy makers, industry representatives and organisms and organizations representatives meet to discuss concentrating solar power technology development and systems; thermochemical energy, water desalination and detoxification... Definitely, SolarPACES 2015 will be a meeting point to share experiences, points of view, … and encourage commercial  networks and projects as well. 

In the opening session take part locals authorities like Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town; Phil Mjwara, Director General of the Department of Science and Technology, as well as Manuel Blanco, Chairman SolarPACES; Cedric Philibert, Senior Analyst of the International Energy Agency and Luis Crespo, President of Estela.

SolarPACES 2015

SolarpPACES 2015 Conference is sponsored for China National Solar Thermal Energy Alliance, The Worldwide Business Formula, VDM Group, Abengoa, Dow, Sika, GeoModel Solar, Rioglass, Flabeg, Custom Glass Solutions, CSIRO, CSP Services, Sfera2, AALBORG, DLR, Stellenbosch University, SASTELA and STELLIO. 

The national host is ESKOM, the company which generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa.