Guided tour through the PSA’s testing facilities
In order to disseminate the knowledge and technology that the Plataforma Solar de Almería has developed during its 40 decades of work through its daily research, visitors that Access the PSA are offered a guided tour through its facilities. Throughout the itinerary, visitors receive reliable information regarding each and every one of the different technologies that form this centre, mainly dedicated to Concentrating Solar Power.
Interactive demonstrations

For a better understanding of the scientific processes carried out at the PSA, some demonstrations will be performed outside the visitors centre with the following instruments:

  • Parabolic Trough demonstrator
  • Detoxifier
  • Solar kitchen
  • Wind turbine

Demonstrations are subject to weather conditions.

Scale model display and informative posters
Inside the visitors centre there are two scale models of the high temperature facility CESA-1 and of its Central Receiver. There are also many posters regarding Solar Energy throughout the history and several studies that are currently being developed at the PSA.

Explanatory video projection
At the end of the guided tour, visitors enter the visitors centre in order to watch a projection in the auditorium, which has capacity for 110 people, of a 10 minute video that summarizes all the research areas the PSA has.

Coffee and catering
The coffee shop has an area in which visitors can sit and eat whatever they have brought with them and also sells drinks and snacks.

Souvenir shop
The souvenir shop has available a great variety of solar products, mounting kits and games, as well as scientific dissemination books.
Outdoor recreation area
The visitors centre has an outdoor area with tables and wooden benches and a welcoming environment for groups to relax and unwind. This is the area where scholar groups will enjoy concentrating solar power workshops and experiments.
The complete guided tour (video, inside the PSA and demonstrations) will last between 1.30 and 2 hours, although visitors can remain in the visitors centre during opening hours enjoying the rest of the services, scale model displays and posters, coffee shops, shop, recreation area, etc.