The history of ITER is inextricably linked to sustainable development and innovation.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The signing of the contract for installing a wind tunnel in Brazil for the firm Brasilsat Harald.
Installing and starting up the TEIDE-HPC supercomputer – the second most powerful in Spain and 138th in the world.
The launch of the Photovoltaic Cells Laboratory (SiCellLab), a dedicated scientific and technological facility specialising in silicon thin-film cell fabrication and characterisation processes.
The deployment in Metropolitan Area finishes with the adaptation of the infrastructure to the needs of the operators.
Connecting Tenerife’s Canalink undersea fibre-optic cable with the Moroccan town of Asilah, under an agreement signed with Maroc Telecom.
The completion of the first phase of Tenerife’s telecommunications ring.
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.
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.
The opening of the datacentre D-ALiX by which the island of Tenerife has become a key node in the global communications network.
Opening of the Bioclimatic Houses complex, whose 24 dwellings comprise a unique facility for testing bioclimatic techniques and reliance on renewable energy.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We designed and developed the Teide-100 inverter for connecting photovoltaic systems to the grid, offering a peak performance of 98.6% efficiency.
This new facility, featuring a conference room with capacity for 200 people, became the latest addition to our public awareness and educational resources.
ITER established a Scientific Committee, consisting of an external group of renowned international experts in the field of renewable energy.
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.
ITER was awarded Centre of Excellence status by UNESCO for our role in developing and widening access to renewable energy.
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.
We opened the Renewable Energies trail, which was groundbreaking in Spain as a facility for educating and raising awareness regarding renewable energy.
We opened an Environment Division focused primarily on volcanic hazards, underground water resources, environmental quality, earthquake monitoring and prediction, and geothermal exploration.
We launched a line of work related to the development of computer applications for people with special needs.
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.
We opened our headquarters building, featuring a 28kW roof-top photovoltaic system connected to the grid.