Tools and projects

Project. “Exploitation of the synergies of CSP and PV technologies for the development hybrid systems of electricity production

Open tool for the synthetic generation of coupled 1-min GHI+DNI data from hourly means.

Open tool for the synthetic generation of Plausible Meteorological Years

Open tool for forecasting 1-day, 2-days and 3-days ahead 1-min coupled GHI+DNI data.

Capabilities

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

GTER’s main areas of activity GTER during the recent years are presented in the following.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Facilities

For the development of the various lines of research, as well as to carry out its many projects, the GTER has valuable infrastructure that forms the key technological support to carry out its activities. This infrastructure is constituted by the most advanced energetic and computer technologies

METEOROLOGICAL STATION

The station consists on an automatic measuring system, and is digitally recorded every 5 seconds, automatically and continuously, the values of a number of radiometric and meteorological variables since 1984. Data is post processed and validated following the international recommendations.

TESTING FACILITIES FOR PV SYSTEMS AND LOW TEMPERATURE SOLAR EQUIPMENT

This facility allows to determine the energy performance of any photovoltaic system and to test solar domestic equipment (compact), performing since the balance of power to the energy balance. It is also possible to perform energy analysis of the various components individually. For this purpose it is available different measuring equipment and data acquisition systems configurable according to the objectives of the test

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DISH STIRLING

This system was originally integrated into the Envirodish project and funded by the German BMU and Junta de Andalucía.

TEST BENCH OF ABSORBER TUBES

This system has been designed and built in order to analyze the thermal energy loses and to compare the performance of the different absorber tubes available in the market.