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Colloquium: Advances in Linear Concentration for Dispatchable Solar Thermal Electricity and Other Solar Energy Applications

Event Details:

  • Date:       Thursday 14 February 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus Institute - Events Room, 1st floor, Novel Technologies Building, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Prof. Manuel Collares-Pereira, Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora, Portugal
The colloquium will be in English and the event is open to the public. The event can also be followed online in real time by registering here.

flag portugal Prof. Collares-Pereira is a visiting scholar at the Cyprus Institute under the framework of the CySTEM project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 667942.
This event is co-sponsored by the Portuguese Embassy


Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technologies hold the promise to highly contribute to the decarbonisation of the world energy system, from the electricity, to the transportation, and the building environment. Just in the electricity sector, the IEA predicts that by 2050, with sufficient support, over ten percent of global electricity could be produced by concentrating solar thermal power plants.

The colloquium provides detailed information on the latest advances in linear concentration systems research and technology anticipated to increase the cost-competiveness CSP solutions with storage for dispatchable electricity.


About the Speaker

Prof. Manuel Collares-PereiraProf. Manuel Collares-Pereira is an Electrotechnical Engineer, studied at IST in Lisbon and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. In the past he has filled numerous positions such as Coordinator Researcher at INETI (Lisbon),  Guest Professor at the New University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), Chief Scientist of several Solar Energy companies, Founder and twice President of CCE, the National Energy Agency in Portugal, Founder and President of SPES, and the Portuguese Section of ISES.

Presently, he is the Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora, Coordinator of the National Research Infrastructure for Solar Energy Concentration –INIESC and President of IPES, Portuguese Solar Energy Institute.


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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
  • Time: Starts 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Manuel Collares-Pereira
  • Speaker Position: Renewable Energies Chair at the University of Évora, Portugal

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