Institute IMDEA Energía will be present next 14th and 16th of June at the International Energy and Environment Trade Fair GENERA in the pavilion FORO GENERA SOLAR 10B41.


14th June – Conference: “Solar heat generation for industrial processes”


On Tuesday 14th June the conference “Solar heat generation for industrial processes” will take place from 16:30 to 18:00.


The European Green Pact sets the objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. To this end, the European Union has proposed that at least 40% of energy should come from renewable sources by 2030, in accordance with the Climate Target Plan. On 18 May, the European Commission published the European solar energy strategy. This is an ambitious initiative aimed at reducing our dependence on fossil fuels in all economic sectors, from the residential sector to industrial processes.

Solar thermal energy is of renewed interest in industry, where heat accounts for 70% of industrial demand. Beyond administrative and financial constraints, industry is facing new opportunities that require more efficient technologies, using fewer resources (space, materials, water, etc.), with greater circularity in the use of raw materials and more sustainable in their life cycle (including their manufacture). New opportunities also arise in the use of solar thermal technologies, such as hybridisation with solar electricity and heat pumps and in the production of heat and renewable hydrogen, both aimed at their use in industrial processes.

The conference will discuss R&D support to respond to this challenge and bring together several speakers working in this field from both the business and research centre perspectives. The session will provide an overview of the R&D associated with solar heat in industrial processes and will end with a round table open to the participation of the attendees.


Sandra Cubero

SolarConcentra, ProtermoSolar

José Ignacio Ajona


José González

IMDEA Energía e ISES

Marcelino Sánchez


Antonio Rovira


16th June- Conference “Challenges of grid integration of renewable sources”


On Thursday 16 June, the conference “Challenges of grid integration of renewable sources” will take place from 10:30 to 11:45 am.


This conference will discuss the main challenges in the planning and operation of electricity grids arising from the planned massive deployment of renewable sources.  Speakers working in this field will come together to introduce and explain the challenges from three different points of view: from a grid operator, from a technology company and from a research centre. The aim of the round table is to expose and highlight the technical solutions and the regulatory framework necessary for this process of transformation of electricity grids.


Francisco Javier Fernández-Peiteado Fernández

Head of the System Analysis and Dimensioning Unit – UFD Distribuidora, Grupo Naturgy

Juan Alberto Marrero Sosa

Responsible for the Power Electronics Business Unit – Norvento

Milan Prodanovic

Head of the Electrical Systems Unit – IMDEA Energía