Université de Perpignan

Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage, Univ. de Perpignan

University of Perpignan has been part of EUREC Master since 2011. Experience in teaching the specialisation subjects was initiated in 2005 when the master Solar Energy was launched. This cursus, mainly supported by PROMES lab staff, have graduated approximatively 250 students since 2005. PROMES is a CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) laboratory, EUREC members from 2008, specialised in concentrated solar energy.

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Practical Information

Location

PROMES-CNRS
7, rue du Four Solaire
66120 Font Romeu
France

Teaching methods

Total : 280 h of which Tutorial/labs 100h, 30 ECTS
Visits : 1 MW solar furnace, 5 MW central receiver concentrating facility (Themis), Solar collector testing facility.

Syllabus STARS specialisation

Job perspectives

Engineers in solar industries (solar heating and cooling, solar power plant). Renewable energy project developers. Experts for National or International institutions.
Researchers in academic or industrial labs.

Research activities

The research objectives of PROMES-laboratory are:
– To transform solar energy into heat, coldness, electricity, and hydrogen (solar fuels) using particularly thermal and thermochemical processes. It includes: low temperature solar thermal processes, solar power plants (CSP), concentrating PV (CPV) and solar chemistry.
– To qualify and to improve high temperature materials, and elaborate new materials using concentrated solar energy.
– To develop and to characterized new materials for solar energy conversion.
Original research facilities are available to reach these objectives: solar furnaces and solar concentrators, solar collector testing facility, solar cooling equipment.

https://www.promes.cnrs.fr

Accommodation

Residential flats
Private Owners
Real estate agency
– AGENCE FONT-ROMEU IMMOBILIER +33 (0)4 68 30 04 15 – Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 57 03
– AGENCE LEX IMMOBILIER https://www.leximmobilier.com +33 (0)4 68 30 11 62 – Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 18 07
– AGENCE IMMOBILIERE L’OLYMPE https://www.agenceolympe.fr +33 (0)4 68 30 26 26 – Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 37 58
– AGENCE PEYROT https://www.peyrot-immo.fr +33 (0)4 68 30 05 21 – Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 23 83
– AGENCE IMMO DES CIMES https://www.fontromeu-66.com +33 (0)4 68 30 02 77 – Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 32 11

Font-Romeu tourism office: https://www.font-romeu.fr/ete/ANGLAIS/index.php
Tel: +33(0)4.68.30.68.30 Fax: +33 (0)4.68.30.29.70
Font-Romeu city hall: https://www.mairie-fontromeu.fr/
Tel: +33 (0)4 68 30 10 22 Fax: +33 (0)4 68 30 24 82

International Students
The University of Perpignan offers the three levels of diplomas in further education: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s, and Doctorate.
The harmonisation of university courses at the level of the European Union allows each student to choose his own course of study, in one main subject, with the possibility of branching out into other disciplines.
Contact details

Bureau d’Accueil des Etudiants Internationaux
Contact details
Prof. Pierre Neveu
neveu@univ-perp.fr
33 (0) 468 682 262

Quentin Falcoz
Quentin.Falcoz@promes.cnrs.fr

Postal address of the University:
UFR SEE, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia
52, avenue Paul Alduy
66860 Perpignan Cedex,
France
Website: www.univ-perp.fr