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SolarPaces2019 - Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems

Attention: We recommend our attendees to make hotel reservations as early as possible, since the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will start right after the conference on October 03, 2020.

Welcome to SolarPACES 2020

SolarPACES 2020 will be held in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from
September 29 - October 02, 2020

It will again offer a scientific and technical conference program that provides an opportunity for industry, research, political and financing stakeholders and experts around the world to gather and share insights into recent R&D activities and new developments in CSP technology, with an additional focus on marketing and commercialization.

Chair's Message

Dear colleagues,

It is my honor to invite you to the SolarPACES 2020 International Conference, September 29 to October 2, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) is the premier international conference and network for advancing commercial deployment and research and development of concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and related technologies.

The global growth of CSP with thermal energy storage has proved that the technology can provide flexible, dispatchable solar energy any time of day. As global energy markets begin to demand renewable electricity that can respond to grid needs and complement increasing amounts of variable wind and solar photovoltaic power, CSP technology is well positioned to continue its growth.

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Technical Tours

Two tours of the Sandia NSTTF are being planned. A pre-registration is required for every visitor to one of the NSTTF tours. This pre-registration is used to conduct a background check for visitors to a U.S. Federal Facility. Only those conference attendees that complete the pre-registration and obtain approval will be able to register for the tours later. Tour pre-registration requests can be considered up to end of May 2020. Details on the tours and the pre-registration are available here.

Submit your abstract for SolarPACES 2020

Authors are welcome to submit their latest news and results as an abstract (PDF, 2 pages max.) for presentation at SolarPACES 2020.

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Submission deadline is: May 01, 2020

Invitation Letter

To request an official invitation letter from the New Mexico Trade Alliance, USA please use your login data which you received during your online registration / reviewer registration or paper submission and fill out the form. A digital version of the invitation letter will be available for download as soon as the form is completed.

Apply for the SolarPACES Awards

The call for the prestigious SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award and the Lifetime Award is now open. Find all information on criteria, application process and award details here.

Covid-19 pandemic situation

As the Coronavirus continues to spread in many countries world-wide, the SolarPACES conference organizers are closely watching the situation and measures being taken by countries around the world, including travel and event restrictions. However, we are optimistic that with public health regulations being put into place, the spread of the virus will be controlled, and international travel will again be widely accessible by this coming autumn. Therefore, we are currently preparing the conference as planned. Should any changes be required to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, and everyone involved we will announce those decisions immediately on the website and in the newsletter.

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts:

March 1, 2020

Abstract Deadline:

May 1, 2020

Notification of Acceptance:

June 15, 2020

Registration opens:

July 15, 2020

Full Papers Due:

August 10, 2020


For any questions, please contact: info[at]solarpaces-conference[dot]org

For sponsorship options please contact: sponsor[at]solarpaces-conference[dot]org


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