History

The history of ITER is inextricably linked to sustainable development and innovation.

May 2015

  • Establishing the CEDeI

Establishing the CEDeI

18 May, 2015|

The Centre of Excellence in Development & Innovation (CEDeI) is launched, with plans to develop a training programme aimed at promoting employment in the technology sector. It aims to train 160 people and directly contract [...]

  • Landing of the international ACE submarine cable in Tenerife

Landing of the international ACE submarine cable in Tenerife

1 May, 2015|

ITER connects Tenerife’s undersea fibre-optic cable with the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) undersea cable system, making Tenerife a strategic node of international connectivity, and turning ITER’s D-ALiX into a world-class centre of reference in [...]

March 2015

  • Wind tunnel for Brazil

Wind tunnel for Brazil

16 March, 2015|

The signing of the contract for installing a wind tunnel in Brazil for the firm Brasilsat Harald.

October 2013

  • Teide-HPC Supercomputer

Teide-HPC Supercomputer

24 October, 2013|

Installing and starting up the TEIDE-HPC supercomputer – the second most powerful in Spain and 138th in the world.

March 2013

  • SiCellLab

SiCellLab

12 March, 2013|

The launch of the Photovoltaic Cells Laboratory (SiCellLab), a dedicated scientific and technological facility specialising in silicon thin-film cell fabrication and characterisation processes.

June 2012

  • AITT ACCESS POINTS

AITT ACCESS POINTS

11 June, 2012|

The deployment in Metropolitan Area finishes with the adaptation of the infrastructure to the needs of the operators.

January 2012

  • Landing of the Canalink submarine cable in Morocco

Landing of the Canalink submarine cable in Morocco

21 January, 2012|

Connecting Tenerife’s Canalink undersea fibre-optic cable with the Moroccan town of Asilah, under an agreement signed with Maroc Telecom.

May 2011

  • Phase I of the island’s telecommunications ring

Phase I of the island’s telecommunications ring

13 May, 2011|

The completion of the first phase of Tenerife’s telecommunications ring.  

  • Canalink cable link-up with the Spanish mainland

Canalink cable link-up with the Spanish mainland

13 May, 2011|

Connecting the Canalink undersea fibre-optic cable at ITER’s D-ALiX datacentre, which provides an alternative telecommunications link between the Canary Islands and the Iberian Peninsula and among the islands.

March 2011

  • Generation control centre

Generation control centre

26 March, 2011|

Launch of the Generation Control Centre, which enables ITER to feed the power generated from renewable technologies into the national grid in an optimal way.

  • Inauguration of the D-ALiX datacentre

Inauguration of the D-ALiX datacentre

26 March, 2011|

The opening of the datacentre D-ALiX by which the island of Tenerife has become a key node in the global communications network.

March 2010

  • Inauguration of the Bioclimatic Houses

Inauguration of the Bioclimatic Houses

25 March, 2010|

Opening of the Bioclimatic Houses complex, whose 24 dwellings comprise a unique facility for testing bioclimatic techniques and reliance on renewable energy.

December 2008

  • EURO-SOLAR Programme

EURO-SOLAR Programme

5 December, 2008|

During 2006-2012, we acted as technical advisors to the European Commission on renewable energy and the environment for the EURO-SOLAR programme, which aims to install 600 system kits for providing 100% renewable energy across eight [...]

May 2008

  • Solar aircraft

Solar aircraft

12 May, 2008|

The launch of a new line of research into Remote-Controlled Solar Aircraft, whose specific applications, such as surveillance and disaster management, are of great interest.

April 2008

  • Photovoltaic modules factory

Photovoltaic modules factory

1 April, 2008|

The launch of the photovoltaic modules factory, with an annual production capacity of 60MW. The modules are used in our projects, but we also sell them.

December 2007

  • SOLTEN II platform

SOLTEN II platform

26 December, 2007|

The 11MW Solten II photovoltaic system starts up, operated by the firm Solten II Granadilla, SA. This is owned by private investors and ITER, which is responsible for promoting, installing, operating and maintaining the system.

October 2006

  • University masters in renewable energy

University masters in renewable energy

4 October, 2006|

The launch of the first masters degree course in Renewable Energy at the University of La Laguna, in which ITER acted as sponsor and provided training facilities.

August 2006

  • SOLTEN I platform

SOLTEN I platform

2 August, 2006|

We launched SOLTEN I, a 13 MW photovoltaic platform consisting of 130 100kW photovoltaic units sold to small investors. ITER acted as developer, installer, operator and maintainer of the system.

June 2005

  • TEIDE-100 inverter

TEIDE-100 inverter

20 June, 2005|

We designed and developed the Teide-100 inverter for connecting photovoltaic systems to the grid, offering a peak performance ​​of 98.6% efficiency.

January 2004

  • Opening of the ITER Visitors Centre

Opening of the ITER Visitors Centre

9 January, 2004|

This new facility, featuring a conference room with capacity for 200 people, became the latest addition to our public awareness and educational resources.

March 2001

  • ITER’s Scientific Committee

ITER’s Scientific Committee

7 March, 2001|

ITER established a Scientific Committee, consisting of an external group of renowned international experts in the field of renewable energy.

May 2000

  • Wind tunnel inaguration

Wind tunnel inaguration

11 May, 2000|

ITER inaugurated a wind tunnel for civilian applications, namely for aerodynamic research in a number of R&D fields, such as agriculture, civil engineering or renewable energy.

October 1999

  • Centre of Excellence in renewables development and expansion

Centre of Excellence in renewables development and expansion

7 October, 1999|

ITER was awarded Centre of Excellence status by UNESCO for our role in developing and widening access to renewable energy.

November 1998

  • EUCLIDES project

EUCLIDES project

15 November, 1998|

We started up a photovoltaic concentration plant, based on the 480kW EUCLIDES TM prototype. At that time, it was the world's largest to have ever been connected to the grid.

  • Unveiling the technology trail

Unveiling the technology trail

9 November, 1998|

We opened the Renewable Energies trail, which was groundbreaking in Spain as a facility for educating and raising awareness regarding renewable energy.

July 1998

  • 5,5 MW wind farm

5,5 MW wind farm

7 July, 1998|

We installed the 5.5MW wind farm.

April 1997

  • 4,8 MW wind farm

4,8 MW wind farm

9 April, 1997|

We installed the 4.8MW wind farm.

March 1997

  • ITER’s Environment Division

ITER’s Environment Division

10 March, 1997|

We opened an ​​Environment Division focused primarily on volcanic hazards, underground water resources, environmental quality, earthquake monitoring and prediction, and geothermal exploration.

January 1996

  • Adapted apps

Adapted apps

17 January, 1996|

We launched a line of work related to the development of computer applications for people with special needs.

March 1995

  • 25 Bioclimatic Homes

25 Bioclimatic Homes

21 March, 1995|

We celebrated the international competition "25 Bioclimatic Homes for the island of Tenerife". 397 projects from 38 countries were presented at the competition, which was endorsed by the International Union of Architects.

October 1994

  • Headquarters inauguration

Headquarters inauguration

7 October, 1994|

We opened our headquarters building, featuring a 28kW roof-top photovoltaic system connected to the grid.

October 1990

  • The first Renewables facility

The first Renewables facility

24 October, 1990|

Our first renewable energy facility was an experimental 1.05MW wind farm.