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  • ITER, INVOLCAN AND AIET participate in EGU 2017, the greatest European Conference of Earth Sciences

ITER, INVOLCAN AND AIET participate in EGU 2017, the greatest European Conference of Earth Sciences

29 April, 2017|

EGU General Assembly 2017 brings together geoscientists from all around the world in a meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth Sciences in Vienna (Austria).  Scientists from the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies (ITER), [...]

  • ITER and INVOLCAN scientists travelled to the Philippines to strengthen the surveillance of the Taal volcano

ITER and INVOLCAN scientists travelled to the Philippines to strengthen the surveillance of the Taal volcano

7 April, 2017|

The Taal volcano has erupted violently several times and is located about 50 kilometers from Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Scientist from ITER and the Volcanology Institute of the Canary Islands (INVOLCAN) have travelled [...]

  • A bet of the Area Tenerife 2030 of the Cabildo Insular of Tenerife to contribute to a greater awareness about the emission of polluting gases to the atmosphere, the quality of air and the climate change climate

A bet of the Area Tenerife 2030 of the Cabildo Insular of Tenerife to contribute to a greater awareness about the emission of polluting gases to the atmosphere, the quality of air and the climate change climate

15 February, 2017|

The educational program "Aires de Tenerife, a local and global reality" will visit the 31 municipalities of the island of Tenerife by the hand of ITER´s environmental area thanks to the Innova Tenerife program 2016-2021, [...]

  • Cloud platform to improve the socio-health care attention of the Macaronesia region

Cloud platform to improve the socio-health care attention of the Macaronesia region

14 February, 2017|

ITER particpates as partner in the PLASMAC project, a new project led by the Cabildo of Tenerife through its Open Government Area. The main objective of the project is the creation of a cloud platform [...]

  • ITER sequences the first 10 complete human genomes

ITER sequences the first 10 complete human genomes

13 February, 2017|

The Genomics Area´s laboratory of ITER has succeeded in sequencing 10 complete human genome tests, i.e., determining the base sequence that make up human DNA. After acquiring two massive DNA sequencers in September 2016 to [...]

  • The educational programme “Canary Islands: a Volcanic Window in the ATLANTIC”

The educational programme “Canary Islands: a Volcanic Window in the ATLANTIC”

30 January, 2017|Tags: , , |

"Canary Islands: A Volcanic Window in the Atlantic" is an educational program of the Volcanologic Instituto of the Canarias (Involcan) which is planning to visit the 88 municipalities of Canary Islands along this year 2017. [...]

  • ITER will carry out a new energy self-sufficiency project in Senegal

ITER will carry out a new energy self-sufficiency project in Senegal

19 January, 2017|

This project, which will be developed by ITER throughout this year, is framed within the collaboration that the Cabildo de Tenerife maintains with Senegal, through the External Action Area. The project will be implemented in [...]

  • Inside Science magazine highlights the results of a research work in which ITER participates

Inside Science magazine highlights the results of a research work in which ITER participates

30 December, 2016|

This science news service of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has highlighted it among the thousands of scientific papers presented at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting held recently in the city of San Francisco.  [...]

  • Ten new research projects have resolved favorably for ITER in the month of November

Ten new research projects have resolved favorably for ITER in the month of November

2 December, 2016|

These new projects will not only open new research lines for ITER, but also continue with existing lines as the design and development of solar aircrafts or the volcanic activity monitoring systems. ITER will lead [...]

  • ITER participates in an aerial infrared thermographic study in Timanfaya National Park

ITER participates in an aerial infrared thermographic study in Timanfaya National Park

28 November, 2016|

The purpose is to quantify the extension and intensity of the surface geothermal anomalies in Timanfaya National Park and to evaluate its thermoelectric generation potential in order to contribute to the development of geothermal energy [...]

  • ITER’s PV cell laboratory research group presented the results of their latest work at the EU PVSEC 2016 conference

ITER’s PV cell laboratory research group presented the results of their latest work at the EU PVSEC 2016 conference

6 July, 2016|

The 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition has also coincided with the INTER-SOLAR photovoltaic solar energy industry international exhibition. ITER participated with three articles on the latest research results in the field of [...]

  • Wide program of activities in the framework of the celebration of the EU Sustainable Energy Week

Wide program of activities in the framework of the celebration of the EU Sustainable Energy Week

2 July, 2016|

ITER was actively involved in the celebration of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, organizing their traditional open days and participating in the event "EUSEW Canaries 2016". ITER participated, once again, in this European initiative with [...]

  • Guided visits program on the occasion of the celebration of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

Guided visits program on the occasion of the celebration of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

9 June, 2016|

ITER participates once again in the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) with a program of guided tours to our installations sorted by the Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET). The visits will be organized between the 14 [...]

  • ITER presents during the “Fujitsu World Tour 2016” the genome characterization project in the Canary Islands

ITER presents during the “Fujitsu World Tour 2016” the genome characterization project in the Canary Islands

8 June, 2016|

Mr. Manuel Cendagorta, Director of the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies, presented at the Fujitsu World Tour 2016 that took place the 25 May, the Genome characterization project in the Canary Islands which intendeds [...]

  • ITER participates in the III Fair of scientific vocations and careers of the Canary Islands

ITER participates in the III Fair of scientific vocations and careers of the Canary Islands

25 May, 2016|

ITER participates with the Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET) in the III Fair of Scientific Vocations and Careers of the Canary Islands with the objective of increasing the interest of young people in science, technology, innovation and [...]

  • The Participants in the First Meeting of Women Parliamentarians Canary Islands-Africa visit ITER

The Participants in the First Meeting of Women Parliamentarians Canary Islands-Africa visit ITER

19 May, 2016|

ITER received on Tuesday, 17th May the visit of the participants of the first international meeting of women parliamentarians of the Canary Islands and Africa organized by the Parliament of the Canary Islands and the [...]

  • ITER was visited by the students of the Master in Computer Engineering ULL

ITER was visited by the students of the Master in Computer Engineering ULL

26 April, 2016|

Students of the Engineering Master of the University of La Laguna visited ITER’s facilities on 22nd April as part of their training activities. This visit is of great interest for the students since ITER hosts, [...]

  • ITER has been awarded with the Eneragen 2016 prize for best performance in terms of awareness and dissemination of renewable energy for its game Isla 100%

ITER has been awarded with the Eneragen 2016 prize for best performance in terms of awareness and dissemination of renewable energy for its game Isla 100%

24 April, 2016|

 The awards ceremony, organized annually by the Spanish Association of Energy Management Agencies - EnerAgen, was held in Barcelona on 21 April.  Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, ITER has been recognized the effort and dedication [...]

  • A collaboration between ITER and the Edinburgh Napier University culminates in an international conference publication

A collaboration between ITER and the Edinburgh Napier University culminates in an international conference publication

18 April, 2016|

The study deals with the application of evolutionary algorithms for solving a problem of frequency assignment in mobile networks. A collaboration recently established between the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation, and Evolving Systems (CAVES) belonging to [...]

  • Tenerife TV channel, finalist of the national congress of innovation and public service awards

Tenerife TV channel, finalist of the national congress of innovation and public service awards

22 February, 2016|

Tenerife TV channel (www.canaltenerifetv.com) is one of the four finalists for best project on Transparency, Citizen Participation and open Government within the framework of the VI National Congress of innovation and public service awards, which [...]

  • Central geotermoeléctrica de Reykjanes
    Scientists from ITER, INVOLCAN and ISOR (Iceland) reveal the importance of the diffuse emission of gases for geothermal energy

Scientists from ITER, INVOLCAN and ISOR (Iceland) reveal the importance of the diffuse emission of gases for geothermal energy

19 February, 2016|

A recent publication of the scientific international journal Renewable Energy reflects the results of a major study on geochemistry of the diffuse emission of gases in the surface environment of the geothermal field of Reykjanes [...]

  • ITER is actively involved in the development of the resources catalogue “TENERIFE EDUCA”

ITER is actively involved in the development of the resources catalogue “TENERIFE EDUCA”

17 February, 2016|

  “Tenerife educa”, the catalogue of educational resources developed by the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife was presented on February 11th. This catalogue collects more than 100 additional support activities promoted by the different areas and [...]

  • Celebration of the fourth edition of the first Lego League (FLL) Canary Islands

Celebration of the fourth edition of the first Lego League (FLL) Canary Islands

16 February, 2016|

The fourth edition of First Lego League (FLL) Canary Islands will take place on February 20 in the Auditorium Infanta Leonor de los Cristianos, organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Parque Científico y [...]

  • 2016 Conference on Big Data from Space – BiDS’16

2016 Conference on Big Data from Space – BiDS’16

12 February, 2016|

ITER collaborates in the celebration of the 2016 International Conference on Big Data from Space - BiDS'16, organized by the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife and the Parque Científico y Tecnológico (PCTT), with which the Cabildo [...]

  • ITER set to launch brand new website and new corporate image

ITER set to launch brand new website and new corporate image

1 February, 2016|

The Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies launches its new corporate image and does so with a brand new website with expanded contents, remodeling its design and improving the navigation. This new website aims to [...]

  • ITER strengthens its stable isotope laboratory

ITER strengthens its stable isotope laboratory

4 January, 2016|

The laboratory has recently acquired a new mass spectrometer of stable isotopes of noble gases (NGMS) co-financed by the National Plan of R&D 2013-2016. The Institute of Technology and of Renewable Energies (ITER), dependent of [...]

  • 300 IonGAP projects have been run in less than a year

300 IonGAP projects have been run in less than a year

12 November, 2015|

Since its public release on 28 of November of 2014, that means less than a year online, IonGAP has been used for running 300 projects. Researchers from more than thirty institutions distributed in more than [...]

  • ITER’s PV cell laboratory has a PECVD in operation

ITER’s PV cell laboratory has a PECVD in operation

20 October, 2015|

SICELLAB (ITER’s Silicon Cell Laboratory) has completed the installation and commissioning of a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) device. With this equipment, the laboratory completes its capabilities for manufacturing solar cell prototypes, based on [...]

  • Isla Renovable Project comes back to the educational sphere supported by CajaCanarias Fundación

Isla Renovable Project comes back to the educational sphere supported by CajaCanarias Fundación

30 September, 2015|

The Educational Project “¿Es posible una isla 100% renovable? will continue the dissemination work of the tools developed in the Isla Renovable project funded by FECYT in 2013 and therefore aims to show students the [...]

  • ITER celebrates 25 years supporting sustainable development and innovation

ITER celebrates 25 years supporting sustainable development and innovation

21 September, 2015|

With this event starts the program of activities that will be developed over the coming months on the occasion of ITER´s 25th anniversary.  The Institute of Technology and Renewable Energies celebrates 25 years as an [...]

  • Big Data Public Tool to study bacteria DNA

Big Data Public Tool to study bacteria DNA

28 May, 2015|

A scientific publication gathers all the details about this multidisciplinary project where technicians and researchers of the Hospital La Candelaria, the ULL and ITER will cooperate. Researchers of the University Hospital Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • The collaboration between INVOLCAN and INGV (Italy) provides new information about the Etna volcano

The collaboration between INVOLCAN and INGV (Italy) provides new information about the Etna volcano

5 March, 2015|

The results of this scientific collaboration have been recently published in the scientific journal Surveys in Geophysics. The Institute of volcanology of the Canary Islands (INVOLCAN) has led a research work that provides new data [...]

  • ITER launches in the Forum of the Innovation 2015 a new application on augmented reality

ITER launches in the Forum of the Innovation 2015 a new application on augmented reality

20 January, 2015|

Development of web applications and smartphones and tablets’ applications is a consolidated line of work for ITER’s Engineering Team. ITER has designed applications for many different industries: domestic energy audits, applications for traditional fishing trade [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5,5 MW wind farm

5,5 MW wind farm

7 July, 1998|

We installed the 5.5MW wind farm.

  • 4,8 MW wind farm

4,8 MW wind farm

9 April, 1997|

We installed the 4.8MW wind farm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Headquarters inauguration

Headquarters inauguration

7 October, 1994|

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

  • The first Renewables facility

The first Renewables facility

24 October, 1990|

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