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01 December 2010

IREC Takes Part in the AZIMUT Project

AzimutIREC forms part of the AZIMUT initiative that involves the participation of 11 businesses and 22 research centres with the goal of generating the know-how required to develop a large-scale marine wind turbine (15 MW). The firms and research centres specialising in wind energy technologies include turbine manufacturers (Acciona, Alstom and Gamesa) and two major wind park sponsors, Iberdrola and Acciona Energía.

The Azimut project, approved by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) at the Ministry for Science and Innovation, will require a total investment of 25 million euros over the next four years, 11 million of which will be provided by the Ministry.


 
 
19 November 2010

The Xarmae and the IREC organise the workshop "Challenges for New Energy Sources: Storage of Renewable Energy and Materials for Nuclear Fusion”"

IrecThe workshop was attended by leading international specialists in nuclear fusion and energy storage from industry, universities and research centres. They provided an overview of the materials for nuclear fusion, with special emphasis placed on the ITER (*) project.


Click here to see the full programme.


 
 
16 November 2010

Hybrid Bus Prototype Created with the Participation of the IREC Joins TMB Fleet

IREC i TMBThe new vehicle is part of the Retrofit programme for the mass conversion of diesel buses to hybrid technology
 
November, 15th 2010 – A new prototype of hybrid (i.e. A hybrid system uses more than one source of energy. In the Retrofit project it combines an electric engine with the bus’s existing diesel engine.) bus has joined the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) fleet. The new vehicle, created with the participation of the IREC’s Technological Research Area in Electricity and Power Electronics, will be one of five buses in the latest-generation new fleet. The prototype was commissioned in March and has been undergoing checks over the past few months. It forms part of the Retrofit programme for the mass conversion of diesel buses to hybrid technology.


 
 
05 November 2010

ENDESA designs electric vehicle charging point in collaboration with IREC which will also provide energy to the network

Endesa ENDESA designs electric vehicle charging point in collaboration with IREC which will also provide energy to the network

Barcelona November, 5th
.- Endesa today officially presented the V2M project, aimed at designing a speedy two-way charging point that enables electric vehicles to pull in power from the network and also feed it directly into the electricity system.

V2M (Vehicle to Microgrid, an intelligent system for integrating electric vehicles in distributed generation electricity networks) is an initiative that also aims to assess the impact that the mass implementation of electric cars will have on electricity infrastructures so supply may be guaranteed. The project will involve studying new charging procedures to maximize the use of renewable energies.