INES  is the French national solar energy institute, one of the first of its kind in Europe and dedicated to research , innovation and training. Initiated by the General Council of Savoie and the Rhône-Alpes Region, it brings together the teams of the CEA and the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (among others). INES now has 400 employees on a 22,000 m² site with the best equipment.

N.B. SP2018 delegates to signup will be offered a visit of INES facilities on 27th June.

A  brochure of INES activities can be found here in French: Download (PDF: 2 MB)

INES in numbers:

  • 22,000 m² of laboratories, offices and training rooms
  • 1000 trained professionals each year
  • 400 researchers and technicians
  • 200 industrial partners
  • 85 patents filed per year
  • 15  laboratories
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