PROcesses, Materials and Solar Energy

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The PROMES laboratory is a CNRS Proprietary Unit (UPR 8521) attached to the Institute of Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS), under agreement with the University of Perpignan via Domitia (UPVD). The laboratory is located on three sites: Odeillo-Font Romeu (1 MW solar furnace of the CNRS), Targassonne (Thémis, 5 MW tower power plant, site of the Conseil Départemental des PO) and Perpignan, Tecnosud.

Scientific topics


Materials for Energy and Space


Next Generation Solar Power Plants


Storage and Solar Chemistry

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Panoramic view of solar facilities
Next-CSP is a European funded project, started in 2016 and gathering 10 European partners. The aim is to demonstrate a 3MW fluidized particle-in-tube receiver in a solar tower using concentrated solar power
Solar furnace seen from the sky

Solar furnace seen from Tour de France 2021