The National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre, specialised in applied research and in the development and promotion of renewable energies. It has excellent qualifications and recognised national and international prestige.
The CENER-CIEMAT Foundation started its activity in 2002 and its Board of Trustees is comprised of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Ciemat (Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, and the Government of Navarra.
CENER has cutting-edge technological infrastructures, with the most modern laboratories and facilities in the world. The Wind Turbine Test Laboratory (the only one of its kind in the world), the Experimental Wind Farm, the 2nd Generation Biofuel Centre and a Microgrid deserve a special mention.
CENER’s headquarters are located in the Ciudad de la Innovación, in Sarriguren, Navarra, although it has facilities and offices in other locations, such as: Sangüesa, Alaiz and Aoiz (in Navarra) and Seville.
CENER focuses its work around three areas:
- Development of technology through R&D&I projects, promoting the generation, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge for the industrial sector.
- Highly skilled technical assistance and services for component testing and certification.
- Drafting of reports as well as technical and economic feasibility studies.
CENER’s activity covers the entire energy generation process using renewable resources:
- Determination of the Renewable Resource.
- Development of Simulation and Design Tools.
- Development of Energy Generation Technology.
- Definition and Execution of Tests on complete systems and components.
- Technological Risk Assessment.
- Economic Feasibility Study of Projects.
- Development and Application of Regulations.