ISFOC actively participates in the Masdar City Project, located at Abu Dhabi (UAE).
That project, whose total Budget is up to €5,000,000 has being almost funded (€4 Mill) throught the Viability Study Funds (FEV) granted by the Spanish government to United Arab Emirates. Those funds manage resources provided by the Spanish Fund for Development Supoort (FAD).
In November 2009, ISFOC signed a contract with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC) which stipulated that ISFOC would help a viability study over the Concentration Photovoltaic technology al Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi.
This viability study is focused on the evaluation of different CPV Technologies from different manufacturers under extreme weather conditions, common in abu Dhabi. The study covers several aspects, as the dust effect, ambient temperature, Mist over the feed power or the reliability and availability of the different Technologies. This viability study will be concluded by issuing a report stating if CPV technology fulfils all the requirements to be considered competitive and reliable in Abu Dhabi and surrounding regions.
Report main goals are to, first of all, promote the CPV Technology potential and boost the export capacity and internationalization of the Spanish Companies.
Masdar Project involves a demo plant ehere different Technologies, previously selected by ISFOC through an International Call for Proposals, will participate. The participant companies are listed below:
Totally, 690Kw of CPV Technology will be installed. Those installations are supposed to start in August 2011, once ADFEC had executed the Civil and Electric Works at the site where the CPV plants for demo will be located. Participant Companies will have a period of four months dor supplying and installing their plants. Afterwards, ISFOC will start the process of provisional acceptance of the plants, ehich is supposed to be ended by February 2012.
From that moment and over a period of a year, say, February 2013, ISFOC eill issue periodic reports including among other several aspects, the performance of the installed Technologies.