Castilla-La Mancha is one of the leading regions in Spain in the generation of renewable energy due to its plentiful wind and solar resources. It also has the support of the Administration in developing these types of clean technology.
The excellent energy infrastructure in the region has also contributed to this development in such a way that today Castilla-La Mancha can boast ample and proven experience in running and maintaining solar and wind power plants.
In fact, one of Iberdola´s Control Centres (Centro de Control de Iberdrola (CORE)) is located in Toledo which controls the operation of wind turbines in wind farms located around the world.
In addition, it is important to mention the significant work carried out in the field of R&D by the Concentration Photovoltaic Systems Institute (ISFOC -Instituto De Sistemas Fotovoltaicos Concentrados) in Puertollano which contributes to the development and industrial implementation of concentration photovoltaic systems on a global level.
The National Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Experimentation (Centro Nacional de Experimentación de Tecnologías del Hidrógeno y de la Pila Combustible (CNH2)) is also located in Puertollano and one of its areas of research is the storage of energy from renewable sources.
CLUMBER is an iniciative of the Regional Goverment of Castilla-La Mancha with EU-Fonds to support the strategic sector of bioeconomy in our region.
Its specific objectives are:
- To create a technologically advanced biorefinery pilot plant that allows the research on production of innovative bioproducts.
- To develop a technology hub in the region to enable synergies with both companies producing biomass and bioproducts users and encourage the creation and exploitation of new market niches.
- To revitalize the local economy and reverse the negative demographics that characterizes rural areas.
- To contribute to an efficient public-private cooperation system in order to increase scientific and technological progress and to stimulate European and international research initiatives.
SUCCESS STORIES: ISFOC , RECUPYL