Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Solar Energy Research Unit
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar - 22
1649-038 - Lisbon - Portugal
Description of organization
LNEG, the Portuguese National Institution for Energy and Geology, is a State Laboratory attached to the Ministry for Economy and Employment, which carries out advanced R&D work. Its mission is to promote technological innovation in the fields of energy and geology focused on science and technology, with the overriding objective of raising company competitiveness within a framework of sustainable economic progress.
The Solar Energy Unit of LNEG (UES) deals with Solar Energy both Thermal and Photovoltaics. In the field of Photovoltaics 4 main activities are developed: 1) R&D on conversion processes basically on Organic Cells and CZTS technology and on Module development (PV/T) and simulation; 2) Due Diligence and Monitoring of PV plants; 3) Training of Installers; 4) Collaboration with the Portuguese Government in the legislative framework and leading the technical component of the Portuguese PV Standards commission that follows IEC TC82. LNEG participates also at PVPS implementing agreement of IEA, on the Mirror Group of PV Platform and on the Solar European Industrial Initiative