Torresol Technical Director Santiago Arias explains how Gemasolar plant reaches 24 hour solar power

Slides from Santiago's presentation are available here

Santiago Arias is the Technical Director O&M of Torresol Energy which constructed the 19.9MW Gemasolar plant in Seville, Spain. Gemasolar is the world’s first plant to apply the salt thermal-storage system in a configuration with a central tower and an array of heliostats. Gemasolar reached 24 hours of uninterrupted production in June 2011.

This is the baseload concentrated solar power technology modelled by the Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan to supply 60% of Australia’s stationary energy requirements.  Mr Arias will join us via Skype.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 7 November 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton


Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://www.sener.es/News/gemasolar-solar-power-plant-reaches-24-hours-of...

http://www.torresolenergy.com/TORRESOL/gemasolar-plant/en