Pacific Green Solar Technologies (PGST) has become the first foreign company to join the China National Solar Thermal Energy Alliance (CNSTE).
The CNSTE was established in October 2009 by enterprises, universities and research institutes in the concentrated solar power (CSP) field, with a view to enhancing Chinese industrial technological innovation capabilities.
A Chinese member of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES) technology network, the CNSTE cooperates closely with major international players in the CSP field.
As a member of the CNSTE, PGST will continue to explore the application of technologies such as CSP, battery energy storage, seawater desalination and emissions control to achieve carbon neutrality goals in China and worldwide, promoting the development of renewable energies.
PGST has already achieved a number of achievements in China through strategic cooperation agreements and the establishment of joint ventures.
The most notable of these are the 10MW and 100MW molten salt tower CSP plants in Dunhuang, a 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant in Delingha and a seawater desalination plant in Java, Indonesia.
Xavier Lara, Senior Vice President for CSP at Pacific Green Technologies Inc, commented: “We are delighted to join the CNSTE and to be part of China’s immense contribution to the development of CSP technologies worldwide. We look forward to rowing in the same direction and speeding the rate of progress.”