About Us

ESTELA – THE VOICE OF SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY IN EUROPE AND MENA REGION!

ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, is a non-profit association created in 2007. ESTELA represents more than 50 members from the industry and research institutions, active along the whole STE value chain. Joining hands with national associations – Protermosolar (Spain), ANEST (Italy), Deutsche CSP (Germany) and the SER-CSP (France), ESTELA is devoted to promoting solar thermal electricity not only in Europe, but also in MENA region and worldwide. To act widely, ESTELA with AUSTELA and SASTELA in 2012 jointly created STELA World. Today, ESTELA is the largest industry association in the world promoting the solar thermal electricity sector.

WHAT WE DO

ESTELA closely collaborates with EU and international institutions in the fields of sustainable energy, climate change, environment, research and economic growth based on innovation.

  • To promote high and mid temperature solar technologies for the production of thermal electricity to move towards sustainable energy systems
  • To support research and innovation, including vocational training, and favouring equal opportunities
  • To promote excellence in the planning, design, construction and operating of thermal electricity plants
  • To promote thermal electricity at international level, mainly in the Mediterranean area and developing countries
  • To co-operate at international level to contribute to combat climate change
  • To represent the solar thermal electricity sector at European and world level