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