Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Dr. Santiago Arias
Doctorate in Industrial Engineering at the Madrid Technical University.
Engineering and Production positions in SENER, Coca-Cola and in the auto-motion sector.
Leading the design of the molten salt storage system created for Andasol1, the first commercial solar plant in the world, storing the energy. In the recent years, one of the engineers creating TORRESOL and recently Technological Officer of Torresol O&M, the company created to operate the three concentrated thermo solar plants own by Torresol Energy Investments.
Gemasolar: the solar plant producing 24 h/day
Most of the renewable energy sources produce electricity when the conditions are favorable, but are dependable on the amount of wind or sun to operate. Gemasolar is the first commercial plant in the world being able to deliver solar energy the 24 h of the day, thanks to a 15h thermal storage system, composed of a huge amount of molten salts at high temperature.
The plant is already in operation, generating up to 408 MWh/day.Gemasolar: the solar plant producing 24 h/day