LEITAT is a Technological Centre specialized in production technologies. LEITAT develops R&D activities in the areas of materials sciences, environment, surface treatments, biotechnologies and renewable energies with deep knowledge and experience in technological transfers to several industrial sectors. LEITAT takes part each year in many projects financed by the regional and national governments, participates in projects co-funded by the European Commission, and develops private R&D projects funded by industrial partners. LEITAT is recognized by the Spanish Government as a CIT (Centre of Technological Innovation) and is one the 5 Technology Centres that is accredited by the Regional Government of Catalonia. Finally, it is member of FEDIT (Federation of Technological Centres in Spain) and the IT Network of the Catalan Regional Government. LEITAT participate in several platforms regarding its activities such as: EU-PV cluster, Photonics21, SECPHO, EMIRI, among others.

Role in Project: LEITAT can provide different test depending on final needs:

Test following current standards. More critical tests are available, using a portfolio of climatic chambers.
Different chamber sizes, up to 2.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 m (width x length x height) and a flat empty space of LEITAT prehomologation test, following standard and new test based in RD add value.
3×2 m to host big prototypes.
Different types of lamps, from metal halide lamps up to Infrared lamps.
Special UC climatic chambers with UVAA, B and C are available.
Monitoring of different variable can be done over the samples.
Passive samples: incident radiation, temperature, humidity.
Functional samples: current- voltage characterization, impedance spectroscopy, etc.
For prototypes which use water circulation, reactor with water jacket of 10 L to control the water temperature from 5 to >60 ºC can be use.
Outdoor platform, with weather monitoring: twp types: static and with suntracker (9 m2).

Different parameters can be monitoring onto the functional samples/prototypes.