Description: TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first private Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) organization in Spain and one of the leading ones in Europe, with a staff of 1500 experts (including 192 Doctors), 22 headquarters and a turnover of 120 million Euro.The mission of TECNALIA is to transform knowledge into GDP, improving people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for companies. To accomplish this, TECNALIA is organised in 7 interconnected sectorial Divisions: Energy and Environment Division, Sustainable Construction Division, Industry and Transport Division, ICT – European Software Institute Division, Innovation Strategies Division, Health Division, and Technological Services Division.TECNALIA’s offer includes different activities: technological services, testing and certification, R&D&I projects, transfer of industrial property, business promotion, business diversification, innovation management and foreign support.
Centre for Development and Demonstration of DER Technologies (Microgrid)
Description: Coupled to the 30 kV radial network, the microgrid formed by different generation, storage devices, loads, with a manageable power of 200 kVA. The facility deals with the connection, integration and validation of technologies related to DER including EV, as well as with the operation and control strategies of the entire microgrid.
Characterization and accelerated test lab
Description: The lab includes techniques for : Substrate, cell and encapsulant chemical composition, microstructural morphology and optical properties characterisation. The instrumentation comprises SEM-EDS, AFM, XPS, FTIR, Raman and UV-Vis spectroscopy; Equipments for adhesion, hardness and scratch resistance of the encapsulation system; Equipments for gloss and colour change measurements of the modules; An equipment and test procedure specifically developed for wind particle abrasion testing. - Equipments for accelerated lab tests include chambers for UV aging chamber, temperature and humidity cycling, and salt spray.
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT LABORATORY
Description: Conformity Assessment and Certification Services of Electrical Equipment for T&D networks and industrial applications, to certify compliance with national and international standards, regulations and technical specifications from utilities and manufacturers. The facility includes: + Power Laboratory (shortcircuit, making and breaking, etc) 150 kA at LV (under 1000 V) 16 kA at MV (up to 36 kV) + HV Laboratory (dielectric, PD, Tan Delta, etc) 550 kV at power frequency 800 kV at lightning impulse + LV Laboratory (PI, temperatura-rise, climatics, etc) + Power Electronics Laboratory + Environmental Tests Laboratory
EMC Semianechoic Chamber
Description: The semi-anechoic chamber is the main facility for EMC tests in TECNALIA. It has the following inner dimensions: 8.4 x 4.9 x 5.4 m (height). Walls and ceiling are covered by a double absorbing system: ferrite tiles and polyurethane foam absorbers. The chamber is used for radiated emission measurements from 10 kHz to 12 GHz and for radiated immunity tests in the range of 80-3000 MHz. Equipments to be tested are placed in a 2m diameter rotatory platform, which is designed for supporting more than 500 kg. Usual distance between equipment under test and antenna is 3 m. TECNALIA is accredited by ENAC (the Spanish member of EA, ILAC and IAF) for the most employed European EMC standards and it is a Notified Body under the 2004/108/CE Directive (European EMC Directive).
INGRID - Smart Grids Testing and Research Infrastructure
Description: The key research and testing activities of this laboratory are: advanced power system architectures, microgrids for buildings and districts, new power converters for grid connection, smart metering and grid automation, electric mobility (infrastructure, V2G), demand side management and demand response. The Laboratory consists basically on a set of interconnected testing and research platforms, most of them already in operation: - Electrical equipment testing platform (includes high power lab and MV&LV lab) - Microgrid and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) testing platform - Energy storage platform - Smart grids communication platform - Renewable energy testing platform - Electric Vehicle testing platform - Power electronics and energy conversion platform INGRID – TECNALIA Smart Grids Lab, is an accredited laboratory according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 and a member among others of IEC/TC57 (“Power systems management and associated information exchange”), CENELEC/TC210 (“EMC”), Group of Notified Bodies under the EMC Directive (ECANB), and many Technical Committees of AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification).
Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles
Description: TECNALIA has an advanced platform forcharacterising, developing and validatingmechanical and electrical components whichcan be combined with high performanceelectric vehicles. TECNALIA especially focuseson EV integration within the smartgrid, BMSdevelopment, test benches, business modelsanalysis, fast charge and other advanced powerelectronics based systems. Further fields of researchinclude tele-management as well as data collectionsystems (EVSE, EVSP, DSO). For wireless chargingTECNALIA has developed a system based on aresonant magnetic coupling, able to charge an EVat 3.3 kW with a performance above 93%.TECNALIA complements the research withaccredited testing capabilities to measure andassess the compliance of products with Standardsand Regulation. TECNALIA already offersservices for assessing compliance for EV and theircharging infrastructure: Low Voltage and EMCDirectives; 61851: Charging Systems for EVs;IEC 15118: EV communication interface and EN61439-7 Low-voltage switchgear, and control gearassemblies.
Description: KUBIK is an international outstanding and unique experimental facility for R&D that provides a real live test bed for building technologies, specially focused on energy uses, aiming for the development of new concepts, products and services to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The main characteristic of KUBIK is the capability to build realistic scenarios (residential, office, schools) to analyse the energy efficiency obtained from the holistic interaction of the constructive solution for the envelope, the intelligent management of the HVAC and lighting systems and the supply from renewable energy.
ON-SITE TESTING - COMMISSIONING OF HV UNDERGROUND AND SUBMARINE CABLES
Description: Mobile Resonant Test System WRV 80/260 from Highvolt aimed at the commissioning tests of HV underground and submarine cables after installation. Test Frequency: 20 - 300 Hz Test Voltage: up to 260 kV Test Current: up to 80 A Cables tested: from 45 to 400 kV and up to 10-12 km long Collaboration with other labs to test longer lengths and at higher voltages, thorugh series or parallel connection of Resonant Units
ON-SITE TESTING - DIAGNOSIS & PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
Description: On-Site test laboratory for diagnosis and predictive maintenance of large Rotating Machines at power plants (thermal, nuclear, combined cycles, hydro) and Power Transformers at substations and industrial and power plants Rotating Machines: HIPOT Tests, DC Leakage Tests, resistance of windings, PI, tan delta, PDs, EL CID, capacitance mapping Power Transformers: Tan Delta and capacitance of windings and bushing, FRA, return voltage, PI, windings resistance, magnetic core characterization, voltage ratio, short-circuit impedance
Optical, thermal and mechanical modeling of PV and BIPV modules
Description: This infrastructure is directed to the application of available software and the development of new theoretical methods and software tools in the field of computational modeling for the optical, thermal and mechanical design of PV and BIPV modules.
Polymer solar cell processing facility (2)
Description: The infrastructure is mainly focused on hybrid cell development with ordered nanostructures by in-situ polymerisation processes and lightweight and flexible/geometry adaptable encapsulation systems.
PV INVERTERS LABORATORY
Description: Support to the International Certification of PV Inverters Up to 300 kW. CE Marking: EN 50178, EMC Germany: DIN VDE 0126-1, VDE-AR-N 4105, FGW-TG Part 3 Italy: CEI 0-21 Spain: RD 1663 Other markets: EN 50438 Other standards: IEC 62116, IEEE 1547, CSA 22.2, EN 50530, IEC 61683 Voltage Dips: RD 1565/2010 The testing facilities include: LV Microgrid powered with AC and DC buses AC power supply sources: 165 kW regulable; 450 kW fixed DC power supply sources: 150 & 300 kW regulable 3 m Climatic chamber RLC loads for Q > 2.5 for 150 kW inverters in anti-islanding tests
SMART METERING LABORATORY
Description: TECNALIA is an official laboratory to certificate the Spanish and Portuguese DLMS/COSEM profiles (“Companion Standards”), developing also the pre-certification testing tools for smart meter manufacturers. TECNALIA collaborates in the Meters & More Association, specifically to include the DLMS protocol in the Meters & More specification. TECNALIA participates in the Certification Task Force, writing different parts of the Test Book for Service Nodes (meters) and Base Nodes (data concentrators), selecting the official certification testing tools and being an accredited test laboratory for this type of equipment. Both PRIME and G3 comply with (ITU-T G.9955 and ITU-T G.9956) and use DLMS/COSEM protocol (IEC 62056) as the data model for the information transfer. Tests: - PRIME protocol certification - DLMS tests - Meter interoperability tests - Smart metering efficiency tests - CENELEC EN50065-1, EN50065-2-3, EN50065-7 and other EMC tests
Quality Management:Different laboratories certified according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (testing activities), ISO 9001:2008 (research activities) and ISO 14001:2004 (testing and research activities).