23 September 2011

SolarPACES Conference Granada, Spain – Novatec Solar has been awarded the Technology Innovation Award 2011 for achievements in the development of its Linear Fresnel collector technology. The prize is awarded by the SolarPACES Executive Committee for technological innovations that demonstrate rapid deployment of cost competitive Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies. The milestones which Novatec Solar has achieved in the last two years contributed significantly to the judge’s decision.

In September 2011, Novatec Solar achieved a temperature record when its Linear Fresnel collector technology successfully generated superheated steam at temperatures above 500°C. This significant milestone was achieved in Murcia, Spain, the same location as Novatec Solar’s 1.4MWe demonstration plant which has been connected to the Spanish national electricity grid since March 2009. Currently, Novatec Solar is constructing the world's first commercial 30MWe Linear Fresnel power plant in Spain, which is scheduled for completion in March 2012.

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