A free and universally accessible five-session “webinar” on Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSTP) technology is being offered by Seville University and will be taught by Manuel Silva (one of the “fathers” of CSTP in Spain).
Manuel Silva is a PhD Industrial Engineer with 24 years of engineering experience, together with 10 years as Associate Professor at the Engineering School of Seville University. He is responsible for Solar Thermal Concentrating Systems and Solar Radiation Projects at the Group of Thermodynamics and Renewable Energy at Seville University.
As a professor, he teaches the modules of Solar Radiation and Solar Thermal Concentrating Systems in the course of Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy Engineering, Seville University since 2001. He also teaches other graduate and postgraduate courses at different institutions, such as the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA), UNIA (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Spain), ESPE (Escuela Politécnica Superior del Ejército, Ecuador) and others.
Seville University holds a long tradition in Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSTP) research. Its students become key players at research centers and in the solar energy departments of companies.
The hour-long sessions will be spread out over two months, from the beginning of March until the beginning of May. The session dates and their topics are as follows:
March 3, 2010: General Principles of CSTP technology
March 16, 2010: Linear Focus Technologies: Parabolic Trough and Linear Fresnel Reflectors
April 14, 2010: Point Focus Technologies: Parabolic Dish and Central Receiver
April 27, 2010: Thermal Storage and Hybridization
May 5, 2010: Assessing the Solar Resource for CSTP plants
For more information about the webinar and to register, click here.
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