Solar energy

Solar radiation is the renewable resource with the largest theoretical potential, becoming both electrical or thermal energy. This conversion could be performed with several technologies, whose technical and economical characteristics restrict its use. The technology deployment study, both at local and global scales, as well as short and long term, is essential to establish sustainable patterns for the sector growth.

In Spain solar radiation is high due to its latitude. To assess the Spanish solar potential, georreferenced studies of radiation influence in thermal and electrical generation devices are carried out with hourly temporal resolution.