Solar Energy Technology Center defines its strategic guidelines for 2020

February 05, 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.

As part of its continuous improvement processes, the Fraunhofer Chile Center for Solar Energy Technologies (CSET) completed this Tuesday, February 4, the revision of its work strategy for the current year, with a team dynamic in which the main goals and guidelines by area were reviewed.

 

In this way, the first definitions of the CSET propose a road map of energy sustainability that seeks as an ultimate goal to encourage the industry to achieve the goal of zero emissions.

 

Research with impact

 

To achieve these objectives, the Center has two main areas of research and development which are Photovoltaic Systems - which for this year will focus its action on the topics of Agrovoltaic, Data Science and Services, while Solar Thermal Systems will concentrate its work on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes and Solar Manufacturing. Both areas will also work transversally on the Electricity Market, Water Use, Solar Resources and Continuing Education and also proposed the development of "white papers" that will allow the dissemination of the experiences acquired in the various projects and initiatives, in an enjoyable and accessible style (on the CSET website), thus advancing the goal of research with greater impact.

 

With a view to strengthening and promoting research and development in these two main areas, and also to open the way for new businesses, the Business Development area defined its work axes in Electromobility and Hydrogen, Water Footprint and Technology Transfer, among others, always maintaining its services of market research, value proposals, inter-institutional collaboration, as well as the establishment of new national and international alliances.

 

The Executive Director of the CSET, Dr. Frank Dinter, thanked the work carried out by the members of the center's team, appreciating the incorporation of new professionals, and highlighted that for this year the objective is to give a strong impulse to the national goals of reducing the carbon footprint and zero emissions in the industry and the country, to propitiate conditions towards a more sustainable future.