"Nacir" Project is enclosed in the Seventh European Framework Programme for Cooperation "FP7_ENERGY-2008-1" and it's being coordinated by the Sapnish Solar Energy institute of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and supervised by the European Union. Project has being grated for 4 years, from 2009 to 2012.
This project involves, apart from ISFOC, the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy (Germany), the companies Concentrix (Germany) and Isofotón (Spain), The National Electricity Office-ONE- From Moroco and the Water Resources Ministry of Egypt.
Main goal of this proposal is to join the two owners of the most developed CPV Technologies so that, as leaders, they carry out a research together for finding new apllications of the SPV systems. Apart from opening new markets, new plausibe problems will be found as to arise from the installation in new sites beyond Europe, fact that eill assure the components' reliability. This project will also try to improve the members -Isofotón and Concentrix- Technologies, by accelerationg the training curve that the CPV must follow in order to be competitive in the current markets and, that way, dramatically reduce the costs in no longer than 3 to 4 years time.
Establishing CPV Systems in remote areas where the radiation is quite higher but where harder weather conditions are common and the deployment of installations is rather difficult, will certainly contribute to raise the progress of this rechnology.