The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA), a dependency of the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), is the largest concentrating solar technology research, development and test centre in Europe. PSA activities are integrated in the CIEMAT organization as an R&D division of the Department of Energy.
- Facility that belongs to the Department of Energy of the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tercnológicas (CIEMAT), a public research organization under the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
- Objective: R&D activities focus on potential industrial applications of concentrating solar thermal energy and solar photochemistry.
- Location: Built on a plot of 103 hectares located in Tabernas (Almería).
- Human resources: About 135 persons.