21 March 2016

IREC expresses its condolences to the victims of students in the accident at Freginals

The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) expresses its condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of the victims, as well as our solidarity towards the families of the students who have lost their lives in the traffic accident which took place at the motorway AP-7 at Freginals.

03 March 2016

The IREC and LPI develop a new solid state lighting system for the automotive sector

The Lighting Group of IREC is currently collaborating with the company LPI (Light Prescriptions Innovators) Europe in the development of an innovative line of LED-based spectrally tuneable lighting system for the automotive industry. This technology is characterized by the combination of an ultra-compact and a monolithic LED optical system capable of covering, with a single device, all the illumination and signaling car functions, (positioning, brake, blinker, etc.).

The project is funded by the Ministerio de Industria Energía y Turismo through the call “Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras” (Innovation Business Clusters).

For more information, please visit the link of the Camaleón Project.

01 March 2016

Grasping the Sun – Bringing solar science to school

Dr. Paul Pistor, from Solar Energy Materials and Systems Group of IREC, has launched a new outreach activity called “Grasping the Sun” which aims at bringing solar science to the classroom, raising scientific curiosity and providing hands-on experience for primary school pupils of 6-10 years old. Dr. Paul Pistor joined the IREC solar energy materials and system group at the beginning of 2015 with a Marie-Curie IEF fellowship and works on sustainable next generation thin film solar cells.

17 February 2016


IREC Energy storage and energy harvesting group, organizes a workshop within InFluENCE project focused on rheology, electrochemical and system design for flow batteries in general, with special regards to the promising alternative based on Semi-Solid Flow Batteries.

The workshop will be held on February 26th at 9:00 h in the IREC Conference Room

More information about the workshop and resgistration