CTAER Research Facilities; An architectural Move in the right DIrection

An architectural Move in the right DIrectionThe Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies (CTAER) is a Spanish organization that seeks to optimise architecture and technology relative to the exploitation of renewable energy sources by improving their performance. The Andalusian based organization is the centre of commercial development of renewable energies. The organization is supported by many education institutions and heavily funded to help work towards more sustainable buildings and technology. Revista Seccion supports their work and is proud to feature their projects on the site to help profile their work while promoting a greener and more sustainable future.

One important aspect of CTAER is its research infrastructure. This infrastructure has spread across various locations in Andalusia, a handful of which are operational while others remain under construction or in the planning phase. The facilities are an architectural phenomenon as they boast sleek designs that integrate functionality, sustainability and esthetics into one building.

CTAER has been awarded an area with high insolation for establishing new test facilities which is located in the Tabernas desert. The facilities are still in the construction phase and will help test solar plant concepts and solar technologies. The site will feature modern and impressive innovations to help enhance the performance of commercial plants and reducing their waste, emissions and consumption.

The research done at these facilities is groundbreaking and is helping many industries, including the construction and architechture industries. Revista Seccion supports the impressive and sustainable efforts carried out by CTAER. Some of the facilities and technologies developed at these sites, among others include:

  • Auxiliary facilities:
  • High and low voltage
  • Illumination
  • Telecomunications
  • Gas
  • Wastewater treatment plant
  • Water Purification Station
  • Waste treatment plant
  • Electrical evacuation infrastructure for up to 10MW
  • Scientific equipment
  • Total area: 91,07 Ha
  • Modular and easily transportable buildings, designed and built with sustainability criteria
  • First facilities available in December 2012