OVERVIEW

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.

Integration of the PSA in the CIEMAT organization

BASIC DATA:

  • 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.