INIESC is the National Research Infrastructure on Solar Energy Concentration.
It is focused on thermal conversion of solar energy at medium/high temperatures, and aims at the development of solar energy concentration technologies.
With its core focus in the development of concentrating systems, INIESC addresses different fields for their application, ranging from water desalination or industrial process heat to thermoelectric production or solar fuels, promoting technology transfer to the industry and enabling an holistic approach to the product development process.
In a first step, the operation of this infrastructure involves a close cooperation between University of Evora and LNEG, taking profit of knowledge, equipment and complementary experimental facilities existing in both institutions. This cooperation will be extended to other research institutions in Portugal, every time synergies are being identified to facilitate the achievement of general objectives.