AIRLIGHT ENERGY did not miss the Ninth International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV - 9) held in Miyazaki (Japan) from the 15th to 17th of April 2013. Gianluca Ambrosetti, head of research at AIRLIGHT ENERGY and Thomas Cooper, PhD student at ETHZ, traveled to Miyazaki to explain the new developments of the AIRLIGHT ENERGY technologies and to catch the latest trends of the CPV community.
The next ordinary and extraordinary AIRLIGHT ENERGY Shareholders’ meeting will take place on Monday April 29, 2013, from 11 a.m. at the Infocentro Gottardo Sud (Alptransit) in Pollegio.
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AIRLIGHT ENERGY and Pöyry, a global consulting and engineering company, have signed a collaboration agreement for the realization of concentrating solar thermal power development strategies, including feasibility studies, project development and plants construction services.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY, as part of the consortium with CIMAR (Italcementi Group), ItalgenEner (Italcementi Group), University Ibn Zohr of Agadir (UIZ), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), was awarded for the applied research programs that IRESEN (Institut de recherche en énergies solaires et en energies nouvelles) presented in the framework of the InnoTherm competitions (I and II). The commencement, where also the Ministers of energy and of higher education and research of the Kingdom of Morocco, Fouad Douiri e Lahcen Daoudi participated, as well as the ambassadors of Switzerland and Germany, took place on the 30th October in Rabat. The InnoTherm competitions (I and II) have been announced in February 2012 with the aim to support applied research and development projects in the field of renewable energy. Both competitions are part of the energy development strategy of Morocco. The kingdom of Morocco wants to become the standard-bearer of green energy production in North Africa. Among the 72 participants from Universities and Moroccan and foreign industrial and research centers, 8 projects have been selected, including the consortium in which AIRLIGHT ENERGY is involved. The project was awarded with 4.5 million MAD (around 500'000 Swiss francs) and resumes the construction of the CSP plant that AIRLIGHT ENERGY is building in Ait-baha that will provide energy to the cement plant of the Italcementi Group.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY successfully closed a further reopening of its convertible bond for an amount of CHF 6 million. The convertible bond still outstanding amounts herewith to CHF 18 million.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY successfully tested its latest CSP receiver design which was able to efficiently heat air from ambient temperature to well above 600 °C, a result which is unprecedented on a linear concentrator configuration. More relevantly, such performance was obtained with a design which uses only conventional materials and does not require any high-tech components like selective coatings or vacuum insulation. This achievement fortifies the commitment of AIRLIGHT ENERGY to offer a cost-competitive CSP solution able to deliver heat at temperatures significantly above the current 400-450 °C of conventional systems and, therefore, to attain higher solar-to-electricity conversion efficiencies. Furthermore, air as the thermal fluid offers many interesting opportunities for industrial process heat applications due to the ease of integration in existing heating systems.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY will participate at the International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Electronic Materials 2012 (IUMRS –ICEM) in Yokohama (Japan) from September 23 until September 28, 2012. Dr. Gianluca Ambrosetti, head of research department of AIRLIGHT ENERGY will present "High-Temperature Industrial Process Heat from Concentrated Solar Power" during the Materials Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment forum.
The first CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant of AIRLIGHT ENERGY will be finished soon in Ait Baha, Morocco.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY will participate at the SolarPACES 2012 (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) in Marrakech (Morocco) from September 11 until September 14, 2012. Andrea Pedretti, AIRLIGHT ENERGY CTO, will present "A 3 MW Thermal concentrated solar power pilot plant in Morocco with the AIRLIGHT ENERGY technology".
AIRLIGHT ENERGY involved in an international research project on solar-assisted hydrothermal gasification processes for the production of biofuel and pure water
AIRLIGHT ENERGY will be the main industrial partner of an international research project on solar-assisted hydrothermal gasification processes for the production of biofuel and pure water starting from wet biomass coming from waste water, sewage and manure. The project, financed by the Competence Center Energy and Mobility (CCEM-CH), will include the Industrial Energy System Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the Solar Technology Laboratory, the Catalytic Process Engineering and the Solid Waste Treatment groups of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the State University of Campinas, Brazil, and BTV Biomass Technology Group BV, Netherlands.
AIRLIGHT ENERGY will participate at the 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV – 8) that will take place in Toledo (Spain) from April 16 until April 18, 2012. Gianluca Ambrosetti, responsible of AIRLIGHT ENERGY’s research activity and Thomas Cooper, doctoral candidate ETHZ will present "A 500 kW CPV Collector Based on an Inflated trough Primary with Tracking Secondary Optics: On – sun Tests and Design Optimization".
March 30, 2012: ordinary and extraordinary Airlight Energy Shareholders??? meeting
The next ordinary and extraordinary AIRLIGHT ENERGY Shareholders’ meeting will take place on Friday March 30, 2012, from 11 a.m. at the Infocentro Gottardo Sud (Alptransit) in Pollegio.
convocation: download the pdf