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Energy Expert Speaks

The event will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The lecture,
The lecture, "Concentrating Solar Thermal: A Worldwide Update," will cover solar thermal energy and solar technology.

SDSU-Imperial Valley’s Center for Energy Sustainability will host a talk by Manuel J. Blanco, a solar energy expert.

Blanco is the chair of SolarPACES, an international organization under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency that is responsible for the development of solar thermal power technologies and the solar-assisted manufacture of fuels and chemicals.

The lecture, "Concentrating Solar Thermal: A Worldwide Update," will cover solar thermal energy and solar technology.

The event will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Alan and Debbie Gold Auditorium located in the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center.

More about Blanco

Blanco is also a research group leader for Solar Thermal Energy Technology for CSIRO, the Australian National Science Agency, one of the largest in the world.

An expert on thermodynamics, heat transfer, optics and the modeling of energy systems, Blanco has more than 27 years of experience as a solar researcher and engineer, contributing to advancing the state-of-the-art in concentrating solar thermal power, specifically in the area of solar tower technology.

Blanco previously served as director of the Plataforma Solar de Almería, the largest European testing facility for concentrating solar thermal power technologies. He also played an integral part in developing the first commercial solar tower power plant in the world.

More information

For more information about the event, contact John Crockett.

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