The Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy

Since its creation in 1990, The Institute for Technology and Renewable Energy in Tenerife has focused its work on technological development and innovation, researching and developing new materials, processes and technologies, with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the island of Tenerife and improving its competitiveness.

The institute actively participates in various European programs, having developed more than 200 R & D + i projects with partners from most European regions. At the same time, they have acted as a technological and scientific advisor to numerous organizations, such as the European Commission, the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Spanish Agency for Cooperation (AECID) and numerous governments and international institutions. Because in recent years new information and communication technologies have become more relevant in society, research activities in this field have grown exponentially.

Aware of the importance of the Canary Islands as a tri-continental platform between Europe, America and Africa, they have carried out numerous international projects aimed at technology transfer and development cooperation, exporting know-how to other countries and archipelagos.

As well as this, with the aim that both the population of the island of Tenerife and its visitors are not alien to their research and projects, special attention is paid to dissemination, education and social awareness. An example of this is the informative equipment at the site, made up of the Urbanisation of Bioclimatic Houses, the Renewable Energies Walk and our Visitor Centre. ITER receives more than 10,000 visitors annually.

As well as this, with the aim that both the population of the island of Tenerife and its visitors are not alien to their research and projects,  special attention is paid to dissemination, education and social awareness. An example of this is the informative equipment at the site, made up of the Urbanization of Bioclimatic Houses, the Renewable Energies Walk and our Visitor Center. ITER receives more than 10,000 visitors annually.

The initial idea of the Cabildo de Tenerife was to promote the creation of an entity dedicated to R & D & I that was subsequently able to self-finance to maintain its activity. We have achieved this objective, strengthening and growing with our own resources, obtained through the sale of energy produced in wind farms and photovoltaic plants, the realization of R & D & I projects and the provision of consulting services and engineering.
Category
Energy, Infrastructure