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June

Solucar is visited by solar energy experts from 25 countries

June 21, 2006

Seville, June 21, 2006. Solúcar Energía S.A., the parent company of Abengoa’s Solar Business Unit, was visited today by the representatives of twenty-five countries from the committee of experts from the solar energy sector who are currently participating in the SolarPACES International Symposium in the city of Seville.

During this symposium, the attendees have visited the PS10 plant, the first tower technology thermoelectric power plant, and the Sevilla PV plant, the largest commercial photovoltaic solar energy power plant; both of which are scheduled to be brought into operation during the second half of this year.

The visit from 25 countries and over 350 experts in solar power to the Sanlucar la Mayor Solar Platform Complex has been complemented by a conference given by Rafael Osuna, Solúcar Energía’s Research and Development Officer, and at which he presented the Solucar Project in the College of Engineers of the University of Seville.

The SolarPACES International Symposium 2006, being held in the city of Seville from June 19 to 23, has brought together, in the Superior College of Engineers of the University of Seville, more than two hundred specialists in renewable energies. This encounter, which revolves around the production of electricity utilizing solar thermal energy and solar chemical transformation, is the most important international forum on Concentrated Solar Energy and Chemical Energy Technologies.

The most relevant participants include the 1984 Nobel Prizewinner for Physics, Carlo Rubia; the European Commission’s director for Renewable Energies, Alfonso Gonzalez Finat; the director general of the CIEMAT, Juan Antonio Rubio; or the Rector of the University of Seville, Miguel Florencio. The symposium has also been attended by renowned international experts and scientists from countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela, Australia, and Japan.

Solucar’s activity focuses on the design, promotion, financing, construction and operation of electricity generating plants that utilize the sun as their primary energy source. The company possesses the required know-how and technology for thermoelectric solar power plants: central receiver, parabolic cylinder collector and parabolic dish systems, and also for photovoltaic solar plants, with and without concentration.

Abengoa is a technological company that applies innovative solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructures, environment and energy sectors. It is a listed company with treasury stock of more than 1,600 million euro (20/06/2006) and is present in more than seventy countries where it operates with its five business units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies, and Industrial Engineering and Construction. (www.abengoa.com).



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