The National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre specialized in applied research and development, as well as the promotion of renewable energies. CENER provides professional services in the fields of wind, solar, biomass, bioclimatic architecture, and grid integration of renewable energies, all over the world, to a considerable group of institutions and companies related in one way or another to the energy business. The Solar Thermal Energy Department of CENER offers technological services and carries out applied research activities related to the thermal use of solar energy. Its main objective is to help improve solar thermal technologies, facilitating their market penetration. With a technical team of more than 20 highly qualified professionals, the Solar Thermal Energy Department is an international reference in the Concentrating Solar Power field.

Role in the PreFlexMS project:

  • The principal task of the CENER`s team in this project is the developing of NWP models pot-processes that allow solar radiation forecasts with high levels of accuracy. So, the CENER teal expertise on Machine Learning techniques besides its knowledge about the solar radiation resource and the CSP technologies will be the key points to achieve the project aims. Also activities related to validation of models and scientific dissemination and exploitation of results are included.