The goal of the Photovoltaic Solar Energy department is to support the industrial sector and to contribute to reducing costs of the kWh produced by PV means. In this sense it is positioned midway between basic research and industrial manufacturing environments.
R&D+i activities are complemented complemented with components validation and other certification services, including PV solar plants to generate electricity.
The infrastructures for testing and research are deployed over more than 700 m2. Laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge tools in both aspects, the testing of components (PV modules, inverters, trackers…) and the research in materials technology and process for PV cells fabrication. The outdoor tests requiring high dose and continuous radiation are done in Almería.
The diverse technical qualifications of department members enable the development of activities ranging from the study of photovoltaic cell materials and technologies technologies for PV cells and modules up to the design and testing of the final PV plant.
The PV Department includes two knowledge environments: Photovoltaic Systems and Photovoltaic Cells.