2011-06-05Go to: News List
AKO, a leading company in the Regulation and Control of Temperature by means of Electrical HeatTracing Solutions for the Thermo-Solar Power Industry, was present as an exhibitor in the referenced event Conference & Expo CSP Today, which took place last June in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas (USA). The most representative companies in the sector, associations and institutions gathered together for 3 days to there generate the necessary boost for this market segment of renewable energy in the USA.
The Conference & Expo CSP Today in Las Vegas that this year has been visited by over 700 people, has become the most important meeting in the world for professionals from a sector who find in this event a great opportunity for sounding out different matters in the current energy situation. In fact, news, events, reports and extremely important information for the Thermo-Solar Power Industry are dealt with, in addition to promoting the evolution of the market and communications among the different specialists related to this sector.
AKO has decided to go one step further and support this edition as an exhibitor, with an excellent outcome as regards its rallying power; establishing contacts with advisors from each of the companies received in its stand, including technologists, business development staff and senior executives, strengthening its image as the leading brand in this market and showing once again that it incorporates all its capacity and experience in the Thermo-solar market by means of its AKOTRACE® Electrical Heat Tracing System which makes it the leader in the supply of the best solution on the market and the only one that guarantees correct operation in Thermo-solar power plants, over and above the rest of its activity areas, such as the chemical industry or the gas sector, for example.
That is why over 300 companies including both those specialised in engineering and technology and innovation development personnel expert in Thermo-solar power plants, choose AKO more and more.
With over 500 projects executed with optimum results, AKO has obtained in recent years the awarding of the supply and assembly contract of the Electrical Heat-Tracing of many Thermo-solar power plants in Spain, including Andasol I and II (Granada), Extresol I and II (Badajoz), Manchasol I and II (Ciudad Real), Gemasolar (Seville), Vallesol I and II (Cadiz), Alvarado I (La Risca), Palma del Río I and II, Lebrija I (Seville) and Samcasol I and II (Badajoz), the latter with 50 MW with a solar field with a collection area measuring 550,000 m2 which has become the biggest Thermo-solar power plant in the world.
The AKOTRACE® Electrical heat tracing System supplied by AKO is the best global solution in all aspects, from the study of the application in its very large research and development area, Project Engineering that identifies the best solution for each process and prepares the heating cable project, maintaining a balance between energy needs and the overall cost of the installation, including the integration of the control system and its own technology in energy panels, and the delivery of all the project documentation; in addition to having Project and Works Management for a correct installation and supervision of the works, guaranteeing the quality of the equipment as well as health, safety and respect for the environment.
Currently, the Thermo-solar Industry is led internationally by Spain that is growing every year and in which the leading world powers such as the USA are devoting considerable amounts of interest and investment. That is why the different speakers, experts in Thermo-solar concentration and senior executives from leading companies, presented in their conferences matters that centred on the continuous development of this technology, its funding, government aid, R&D&i, thermal storage, cost reduction, environmental permits, emerging markets or technology and innovation, in addition to analysing real experiences in thermosolar power plants or the evolution and future of this professional area. All without losing sight of the main theme of the meeting: how to promote and build profitable and efficient Thermo-solar power plants in the American market.