CAPABILITIES

SOLAR RESOURCE ASSESMENT

GTER operates a meteorological station equipped with solar radiation sensors since 1984. The capabilities of the group ranges from the installation, remote monitoring, maintenance and calibration of devices to the quality assessment and control of solar radiation data and development of empirical models and methodologies for solar resource assessment. The main services provided by GTER…

CSP PERFORMANCE SIMULATIONS

The experience of GTER includes the use and development of different simulation tools for optimization and analysis of CSP systems and components. The most relevant codes developed by GTER are: EOS. The EOS software for the simulation of solar thermal parabolic trough plants implements detailed models of the different subsystems of a CSP plant and…

CSP RESEARCH APLICATIONS

The group has worked on many R&D projects funded by public and private entities for over 30 years contributing to the enhancement of the solar energy technologies, the proposal of innovative hybrid and solar-only concepts, design of receiver prototypes for different heat transfer fluids, modeling of PCM thermal storage systems using ANSYS-Fluent or the design…

PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SISTEMS

The group’s activity in the field of photovoltaics has been focused on research projects, mainly in developing prototypes that enable to reach higher yields or proposing new hybrid designs of simple modules and complete PV plants either with renewable and conventional energies. We have also been working on the drafting of technical norms for PV…

TRAINING AND COURSES

The group main core is the decency. The leaders of the group are professors in the field of thermodynamics and solar energy that have been giving classes for more than 15 years. GTER has lately open a line of lecturing for private entities. Courses: Solar resource assessment for CSP plants (Atlántica Yield 2016). PV systems…