Participating students

Students from the Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies will carry out the study to analyze the performance and energy efficiency improvements of a floating PV solar energy installation in the ‘Las Palmas III’

The Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC), EMALSA and the European University of the Canary Islands signed a collaboration agreement that will allow 6 students from the Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies to carry out the project “Technical-thermodynamic feasibility and design of a floating PV solar field in the capture of seawater from the desalination plant Las Palmas III – Piedra Santa”.

This initiative in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy linked to the water cycle has been proposed by ITC as part of the EERES4WATER. This project is funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The study will make it possible to determine the viability of the floating installation with the objective of generating clean energy and solving the existing exploitation problems with the high variation of the seawater temperature captured openly for the Las Palmas III desalination plant.

Currently , this desalination plant is the largest in the Canary Islands. It is managed by EMALSA and produces 90% of the supply water of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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