Solar Energy Center

Business Areas


Thermal solar energy

We concentrate our research on the use of engineering for the development of innovative technology in the installation and administration of pilot plants in solar thermal systems.


Photovoltaic solar energy

We deliver services for the photovoltaic industry to anticipate problems in time, with high quality certified instrumentation and specialized experts.


Testing and Analysis

We have experience in testing and analysis to evaluate the operation and condition of photovoltaic plants.



General del Canto 421, piso 4, oficina 402

Providencia, Santiago

Postal Code: 7500588.  

Telephone: +562 2378 1660.  



Fraunhofer Chile will create the first open-access platform to evaluate the production of Solar Hydrogen

  • Thanks to the Fund “Crea y Valida I+D+i Empresarial Reactívate” from CORFO (21CVID2-183857), a team of researchers is working on a web platform to provide valuable information to estimate production and development costs of Green Hydrogen projects in northern Chile using solar energy.

German technologies for Green Hydrogen to be presented by Fraunhofer Chile at Exponor 2022

As part of the Germany Pavilion and under the slogan "Made in Germany", a delegation from Fraunhofer Chile, headed by its General Manager Dr. Frank Dinter, will participate in this new version of Exponor 2022, an international event organised by the Antofagasta Industrial Association (AIA), which will feature more than 700 exhibitors from all over the world.


Fraunhofer Chile Research focuses on sustainable energy projects

·       The Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation from now on will mainly focus on applied R&D in the area of solar energy. Therefore, it is contributing its recognized scientific experience in the field of renewable energies via its Center for Solar Energy Technologies CSET.


Prof. Dr. Frank Dinter takes over as new General Manager of Fraunhofer Chile

-          The leading German expert - who until now served as Director of the Center for Solar Energy Technologies CSET - assumes this Monday, October 18, as General Manager.


Solar Energy Technology Center defines its strategic guidelines for 2020

 A day of participatory work culminated in the preparation of strategic definitions for 2020, with which this center of excellence of CORFO and Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation seeks to advance its goal of promoting sustainable development in Chile and Latin America.


Actors in the agro-industry know solar technological solutions to improve the sustainability of the sector

The conference was organized by the Fraunhofer Chile Center for Solar Energy Technologies and DMC Consultants, with the participation and support of the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Walker, who stressed that "agriculture must be sustainable" and announced a working group to advance in public-private collaboration on this issue.


New area leaders have been appointed at the Fraunhofer Solar Energy Center Chile

As leader of the Solar Thermal Systems Group, the researcher María Teresa Cerda took over, while in the Photovoltaic Systems Group, the engineer and expert in solar resources and renewable energies, Aloïs Salmon, was appointed. Both professionals are part of the Center's research team, and have a vast and successful professional career.


International experiences in Electromobility were analyzed at 1st FIDELMOV 2019 Fair

The Director of the Center for Solar Energy Technologies, Frank Dinter, addressed the challenges faced by Germany in the implementation of this type of technologies and how Fraunhofer Chile Research today seeks to promote them in our country.



Solar Power Concentration (CSP) leads solar thermal energy projects

The technical reliability and competitive prices achieved by the CSP are surpassing the new coal plants to produce electricity, highlights Mercedes Ibarra, head of the Solar Thermal Energy Group of Fraunhofer Chile. Read the report on solar thermal energy in Electricidad magazine.



Center for Solar Energy Technologies participates in the second version of SunRISE 2019

The Center for Solar Energy Technologies - Fraunhofer Chile Research (FCR-CSET), at the meeting point of the energetic ecosystem innovation of Chile



AtaMoS-TeC starts construction for applied research outdoor

Important information about the AtaMoS-TeC project, which together with celebrating its first anniversary, starts the applied research phase, supported by Fraunhofer Chile Research with its Center for Solar Energy Technologies (FCR-CSET).


Center for Solar Energy Technologies participates in electric storage seminar

Experts from Fraunhofer Chile and Fraunhofer ISE, Germany, presented various technological developments of storage at the International Seminar "Storage Systems in the Electrical Sector"


Crystal Lagoons and Fraunhofer sign an agreement to build a pilot plant to desalinate water that minimizes the use of electricity

The Crystal Lagoons company and the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation signed a collaboration agreement whose objective is to build a prototype of water desalination with membranes, which would radically reduce energy consumption in obtaining fresh water.


Fraunhofer CSET realizes seminar on Solar Technologies for Heat Supply in Industrial Processes

The Center for Solar Energy of Fraunhofer Chile Research (FCR-CSET) together with SERCChile and DIMEC organizes a seminar on solar thermal systems


Center of Solar Energy Technologies participates in TEC 7SAT2018

TEC 7 SAT seminar, a meeting point between mining and technology.


Fraunhofer visits advanced engineering center

The visit seeks to strengthen the collaboration agreement between research centers.


Fraunhofer Chile Research with its Centre for Solar Energy Technologies (FCR-CSET)

Learn more about the Business Areas and the work done by our CSET team: 

Photovoltaic systems (PV, CPV)

Solar thermal systems (CSP, industrial processes, water treatment)

Horizontal integration (buildings, network, market)

Adaptation of technologies for Chile

Strengthen and adapt quality standards and certification


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