The CIEMAT, an Organism of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, is a Public Research Agency for excellence in energy and environment, as well as in many vanguard technologies and in various areas of fundamental research. Since its creation in 1951 as the JEN, and since 1986 as the CIEMAT, it has been carrying out research and technological development projects, serving as a reference for technical representation of Spain in international forums, and advising government on matters within its scope.
DNV GL is a global, leading authority in business and & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification, along the energy value-chain. The company provides impartial advice and support to the producers, suppliers and end users of electricity, gas and heat, as well as to governmental bodies. It also tests and certifies transmission, distribution, and other energy-related equipment for a wide range of clients. With over 2,300 experts in more than 30 countries around the world, DNV KEMA is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. The company is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is part of the DNV Group.
Fraunhofer IWES was founded at the start of 2009 from the merger of the former Fraunhofer Center for Wind Energy and Maritime Engineering CWMT in Bremerhaven and the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology ISET e.V. in Kassel. The research activities of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES cover wind energy and the integration of renewable energies into energy supply structures.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation pursuing the tasks of a Baden-Wuerttemberg state university and of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. The KIT mission combines the three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation. With about 9,400 employees and 24,500 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.
Description: Lodz University of Technology is one of the biggest universities in Poland with approximately 20,000 students and about 1,550 academic staff members. The University consists of 10 Faculties, which then are divided into departments and institutes. The main research activity of the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering encompasses distributed generation (including renewables) and its integration with electrical power grid, quality of supply, microgrids, optimisation of network and power plant operation, electricity markets, power system modelling and simulation as well as optimisation of lighting networks and devices.
Narec has invested over £150 million to create UK’s national translational research centre for accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers operate some of Europe’s largest translational research, development and testing facilities for offshore wind, wave, tidal and electrical network technologies. Clients and collaborators include: project developers, utilities, major manufacturers, universities, research organisations and supply chain companies. We play an important role in supporting delivery of the government’s policy objectives and in attracting and anchoring internationally mobile investment to the UK.
Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico SpA has been established at the end of 2005 to take over funded research activities of national and international interest and it started operating on January 1st, 2006. The company, formed by nearly three hundred fifty technicians and researchers, carries out research in the electricity and energy sectors, with strong emphasis on experimental applications. Focus of the mission is to ensure the technology transfer in order to address the national energy, environmental and economic goals. RSE is currently entirely owned by GSE \\\"Gestore Servizi Energetici\\\" S.p.A and represents an important public research centre in the sector.
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is dedicated to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop partnerships with industry and the public sector. DTU has a large portfolio of projects in the field of renewable energy. Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) concentrate their activities in transformation of the electric power system into a sustainable, efficient and reliable infrastructure based on renewable energy resources. CEE operates the world-class experimental platform, PowerLabDK, dedicated to develop, test and demonstration of distributed energy resources, smart grids and integrated energy systems.
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.
ECN is the main institute for energy research in The Netherlands. ECN develops high-quality knowledge and technology for the transition to a sustainable energy supply, and introduces this technology to the market. ECN’s focus is on energy conservation, renewable energy and an efficient and clean use of fossil fuels.evelops high-quality knowledge and technology ECN Solar Energy, with its staff of 85 experts, offers a wide range of R&D activities on PV materials and -processing technologies, cell- and module design. These are available for transfer and implementation on laboratory-, pilot- and production scale. Our extensive facilities for solar cell processing and characterisation are well suited to study almost all R&D issues currently relevant for the PV industry.